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AMETHYST H455
Built
1928
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
160117
Length Ft
140.3
Tons Gross
352
Yard Number
501
Breadth Ft
24.0
Tons Net
145
Launched
05 06 1928
 
12.9
Hp
96 HP
Registered
21 07 1928
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
11 K
Registered AMETHYST H455 Owners 1928 - 1937 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
    Lengthened 1937 - 151.5 Ft - 358 T gross
Fate : 24 Jan 1937 The Amethyst sank in a storm off Scotland with the loss of all crew : After a successful fishing trip in the white sea the Amethyst homeward bound stopped off at Lodingen, before leaving Lodigen the crew had spoken with the Kingston Chrysolite also returning from the White Sea. The 2 Hull trawlers left Lodigen and proceeded into gale force winds, the going was heavy and by the time they had reached the North Sea the winds were head on and hurricane conditions, at approximately 1am the Amethyst called the Kingston Chrysolite on the radio and reported that her boiler had moved, and that the crew were trying to get a door over the side to use as a sea anchor bringing the vessel back round. Half way through the conversation between Skipper Baker and Sam Trolle of the Chrysolite the radio went dead. After several attempts to turn the Chrysolite Sam Trolle had to put his own vessels safety first, as each time the vessel had tried to turn around she was taking enough water to sink her. Even with the comming of daylight it was still impossible to turn the vessel. The Amethyst was not heared of again.
 

Surname
Christian
Age
Address / Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation / Relationship
Date/ Scource
Detail
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BAKER RICHARD 28 AMETHYST H455 . Skipper 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 61 Bernadette Ave Anlaby Hull . . . Lost with all hands
CHAPMAN JOHN 40 AMETHYST H455 . Sparehand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 80 Edgar St . . . Lost with all hands
CHARLTON JAMES . AMETHYST H455 . Deckhand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 1 Henry Tce Wassand St . . . .
DUNCAN JAMES 22 AMETHYST H455 . Radio Officer 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . Corn Haddock St,Greenock . .   .
EASTER THOMAS 29 AMETHYST H455 . Third Hand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 4 Kimberley Ave, Flinton St, Hull . . . .
GRAHAM FREDERICK . AMETHYST H455 . Trimmer 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 12 Claremont Tce Day St . . . .
HANDLEY CHARLES 33 AMETHYST H455 . Mate 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 113 Pickering Road . . . .
HASSARD THOMAS 44 AMETHYST H455 . Cook 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 2 Chestnut Ave Wellsted St . . . .
HATTAN FRANCIS . AMETHYST H455 . Sparehand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 83 Westbourne St Hull . . . .
JARVIS CHARLES 42 AMETHYST H455 . Chief Engineer 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 87 Witty St . . . .
KINGETT WILLIAM 24 AMETHYST H455 . Sparehand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 4 Clyde Tce Bean St . . . .
NEWSHAM JAMES 34 AMETHYST H455 . Second Engineer 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 8 Albany Tce Liverpool St . . . .
POWDRELL ERNEST 16 AMETHYST H455 . Sparehand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 57 Flinton St Hull . . . .
STEPHENSON GEORGE 30 AMETHYST H455 . Trimmer 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 102 Linnaeus St Hull . . . .
THURSTON JOHN 23 AMETHYST H455   Sparehand 24 Jan 1937 Lost with all hands
. . . 5 Windsor Tce Harrow St Hull . . . .
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WALKER
CHARLES . L
24
AMETHYST H455
Bosun
24 Jan 1937
Lost with all hands
. . . 34 Dee Street Hull .   . .
 
WARD
ALBERT
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AMETHYST H455
Sparehand
24 Jan 1937
Lost with all hands
. . . 32 Tyne St Hull .   . .
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