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Lark GY 383

Lark Built 1891 Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd Middlesbrough for Pioneer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd Grimsby
05/1907 Sold to Moody & Kelly Fleetwood Registered as FD 120 
The sale provided Fleetwood with the ports first steam trawler 
Sold to owners in Rangoon 

Her Details are

  • Official Number 99184
  • Yard Number 346 
  • GT 133 NT 48 
  • Dimensions 96.5 x 20.3 x 10.6 
  • Quarter deck 20 Foc’sle 16  

Scrapped in 1936

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Earnest GY 383

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Acantha GY 383

Acantha Built 28/11/1914 by Cochranes of Selby for Equitable Steam Fishing Co
05/04/1915 Stopped by U10 and sunk by Torpedo, she was on the return voyage, Captured by the KDM submarine SMU U10 Commanded by Fritz Stuhr.
The crew were ordered to abandon ship and she was sunk by surface torpedo, it is however reported that whilst in the escape boat they took fire from rifles of the crew of the submarine
All crew escaped
The submarine then headed south after the Acantha Exploded and Sank
The crew were eventually picked up by the Swedish Steamer Tord and landed them at Blyth

10/04/1915 Grimsby Registry closed

Her Details are 

  • Official Number 137015
  • Yard Number 621
  • Call Sign JHSW
  • GT 322 NT 170
  • Dimensions 140 x 24 x 12.5
  • Quarter deck 77′ Foc’sle 20
  • Engines Earles SB & Eng 88 rhp 3 cyl 10.5 knots

05/04/1915 Sunk by U Boat 25 miles E by N of Longstone

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Valafell GY 383

Valafell Built 1943 Cochrane & Sons Selby for The Admiralty as Fish Class Trawler Bream T 306 
11/1946 Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd renamed Valafell 


Her Details are

  • Official Number 166654
  • Yard Number 1259 
  • GT 380 NT 142 
  • Dimensions 147.8 x 25.1 x 13.2 
  • Quarter deck 81 Foc’sle 25   

Scrapped 06/1961

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Jacinth GY 383

Jacinth Built 1914 Cochranes of Selby Registered as H33
23/02/1914 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
02/1916 Requisitioned as a minesweeper
21/08/1917 in Firth of Tay with HM Trawlers Thomas Young SN 67 & Shikari GY 364 Sank U-boat UC41 which had suffered damage when minelaying
1919 returned
27/02/1926 sold to Bunch Steam Fishing Co Ltd
Registered as GY 383
28/11/1928 sold to David Dryburgh, Newhaven Edinburgh.
15/09/1934 After getting a radio message they rescued members of a British Arctic exploration team from Angmagssalik Greenland returned them safely to Aberdeen
05/02/1936 Registry Closed
02/1936 Renamed Inverforth GN 52 Granton
Renamed Inverforth
30/12/1937 Contacted by Aberdeen Steam trawler Calvinia A 8 which had lost propeller and delivered her to Aberdeen after 15 mile tow
28/11/1939 Requisitioned as a minesweeper
Based Swansea with M/S Group 132
1945 sold to Yolland Bros Ltd Milford Haven
12/04/1946 returned
1946 sold to Cairo Fishing Co Milford Haven

Her Details are

  • Official Number 136181
  • Admiralty Number FY 1226 FY 729
  • Armament 1 12pdr 1 6pdr
  • GT 248 NT 98
  • Dimensions 121.9 x 22.1 x 12.2
  • Quarter Deck 70 Foc’sle 20

16/08/1955 Scrapped