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BOTANIC H463
Built
1928
Cochrane`s Selby
Off Number
160804
Length Ft
140.0
Tons Gross
348
Yard Number
Breadth Ft
24.0
Tons Net
138
Launched
Engine Builder
CD Holmes
Hp
95 HP
Registered
Sept 1928
Knots
K
  BOTANIC H463 Owners City Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
  H.M.T BOTANIC Owners 1939 - Admiralty
Fate : Based at dover was mined 18 02 1942 and later sank
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Aug 1939
FY 707
Minesweeper
Lost
Dover Patrol
 

Crewmen Who Died at Sea
DATE
NAME
 
       
06 Feb 1925 JACKSON - GEORGE - 32 Sparehand Lost Overboard off Iceland
       

 

Crewmen Who Died at Sea - War Service
       
18 Feb 1942 STANTON - ERNEST 37 Seaman Husband of Angela Agatha Stanton, of Alnmouth. Northumberland
18 Feb 1942 WHITE - JOSEPH - CARTER 33 Seaman Husband of D. White, of Hastings
18 Feb 1942 YEATMAN - JAMES - MICHAEL 25 Seaman Son of Andrew and Bella Yeatman, of St. Johns, Newfoundland

 

War Service Crewmen
 
KAY - PHILIP ( Skipper Lieutenant )

 

 

Crewmen
 
CANTWELL - THOMAS - ( Skipper ) 1937 - Thomas cantwel was fined when he was summoned before Hull Police Court in the first case of its kind brought under the Merchant Shipping (International Labour Convention) Act, 1925. It was alleged that Skipper Cantwell had employed a young person called Walter Steels as a trimmer learner this been contrary to the said act, as Steels was under the age of 18. The Prosecution for the Board of Trade, said the Act was passed to prevent any "young person" working as a trimmer or stoker of a ship at sea, as such work was so arduous. The boy giving evidence stated that he had signed on at the office of the owners on Apr 05 1937 as a trimmer learner and had sailed in the BOTANIC on the 6th Apr for the White Sea, he then stated he had also sailed on the next voyage aboard the Botanic but on landing at Hull was paid off. The boy admitted when he signed on the vessel although only 15 had written down that he was sixteen but denied, he was told he only had to stand and watch, and stated he had to work. Skipper Cantwell stated that the boy had no orders from him or the Chief Engineer, the boy was to be in the engine room and watch how the trimmers fed the boilers. There was a full compliment of men on board, and there was no need for the boy to work. His job was mainly carrying cups of tea to the engineers and crew. Steels had sailed in two other trawlers as a deckie learner under permit from the Board of Trade. The Board satisfying themselves that the owners had a full compliment of crew aboard and did not wish to make a profit out of Steels. Skipper Cantwell was fined 10s 6d, and must pay £1 11s 6d solicitor's fee and 23s witness fee.
STEELS - WALTER - 6th Apr 1937 see above