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AMETHYST H401- QFGT
Built
1898
Mackie & Thomson Govan
Off Number
109036
Length Ft
110.0
Tons Gross
175
Yard Number
186
Breadth Ft
21.0
Tons Net
52
Launched
04 05 1898
Engine Builder
Muir & Houston Ltd Glasgow
Hp
55 HP
Registered
07 06 1898
Draught
10.9
Knots
K
Registered AMETHYST H401 Owners 07 06 1898 Kingston Steam Trawling Company - Lawrence Spring Manager
    . New boiler fitted
    Collision 18 Dec 1907 River Humber. Collided with No.7 buoy & hole knocked in our port. Thick fog
    Collision 1 7 1908 7.45am. Struck a submerged rock close to the main land just North of Whitby causing slight damage. 2nd hand allowing the vessel to approach too near to the land.
    Collision 21/12/13 River Humber. Damaged plates on starboard bow & bent stern. Collision with N E R Mud Lighter.
Renamed HMT AMETHYST II Owners Renamed Feb - Oct 1915 while on Admiralty Service
  AMETHYST II H401 Owners 19 11 1915 Re registered Hull
  AMETHYST H401 Owners 22 11 1915 Re registered Hull
  AMETHYST Owners 29 05 1917 - 1919 Admiralty Fishery Reserve
  AMETHYST H401 Owners 1919 Kingston Steam Trawling Company
    Owners 25 09 1922 Sold Fleetwood Hull register closed
    Owners 29 08 1922 Walter H U Morley Fleetwood
  EMILY MORLEY FD415 Owners 10 10 1922 Registered Fleetwood - Walter H U Morley manager
    Owners 26 02 1929 Mason Trawlers Ltd ( T Cardwell Manager ) Fleetwood
Fate : Scrapped 1934
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Armour
Jan 1915
1214
Minesweeper
1915
1-3pdr
29 05 1917
Fishery Reserve
1919
 
 


 

Aug 11th 1918 News of the World

Like A Golden Cigar

BURNING WRECK AFLOAT FOR NEARLY AN HOUR

Mr Benjamin Browne mate of the Hull Trawler Amethyst. Described the burning of the Zeppelin off the East Coast, about 10 min past 10, after his vessel had left the French coast, he heared the noise of engines and two zeppelins appeared overhead, he altered his course and darkened his ship, soon afterwards a bomb fell into the sea. The Zeppelins were making for England, and at a certain point parted company, one proceeding north. Shortly after the bomb dropped they noticed the sky illuminated, and saw that aZeppelin had burst into flames. It looked like a huge golden cigar as it dropped towards the sea, and alighting in the water, lay afloat for nearly an hour. Shortly afterwards aeroplanes could be heared, and one came down and showed a light on the trawler. The pilot shouted to them, but they could not tell what he said. The aeroplane for some time hovered around the burning wreck on which there was no sign of life.

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
GOODMANSON JOHN 51 AMETHYST H401 . Fourth Hand 19 Nov 1904 10am November 19 1904. John Goodmanson, 4th Hand. Drowning - caused by a heavy sea striking the vessel and washing him overboard
. . . 44 Eton Street . .
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WOLLASTON FREDERICK WILLIAM . AMETHYST H401 . Skipper Jul 1913 .
COPELAND JOSEPH CHARLES . AMETHYST H401 . Skipper 11 Jul 1898 .
BURKITT WILLIAM . AMETHYST H401 . Second Hand 11 Jul 1898 .
JOHNSON J EDWARD . AMETHYST H401 Bosun 11 Jul 1898 .
WARING T . AMETHYST H401 . Third hand 11 Jul 1898 .
BAYNES ALBERT . AMETHYST H401 . Fourth hand 11 Jul 1898 .
SPRING LAWRENCE . AMETHYST H401 . Manager 11 Jul 1898 1898 - 1914
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BEALE W . C . AMETHYST H401 . Skipper 1918 .
BROWN BENJAMIN . AMETHYST H401 . Mate 1918 .
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