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CAESAR H 226 - GPNZ
Built
1952
Smiths Dock Middlesborough
Off Number
185131
Length Ft
189.5
Tons Gross
830
Yard Number
1218
Breadth Ft
32.2
Tons Net
317
Launched
10 06 1952
Draught
17.1
Hp
1246 HP
Registered
Sept 1952
Engine Builder  
Knots
K
Registered CAESAR H 226 Owners 1952 - 1971 Hellyer Brothers Ltd Hull
    Owners  
Fate : 21 Apr 1971 Grounded Iceland
 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
JOHNSON SYDNEY 30 CEASAR H226 . Bosun 30 Mar 1956 Lost overboard
. . . 263 St Georges Road . . . .
. . . . . . . .
THOMPSON W . CAESAR H226 . Skipper 1954 .
WHUR LEN . CAESAR H226 . Skipper 1971 .
KELLY MIKE . CAESAR H226   Deckhand 1971 .
BIRD BRIAN . CAESAR H226 . Deckie Learner . .
NORTHGRAVES FRED . CAESAR H226 . Deckie Learner . .
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CAESAR H226 B

Fact File

25 10 1962 The CAESAR H226 Stood by the Norwegian Cargo Vessel KAREN which had broken down on passage from Preston, in a Northerly Gale,10 miles from Holborn Head. Thurso Lifeboat attended. At 830pm the Caesar got a line aboard the KAREN which subsequently parted.  At 11.30 after the KAREN had drifted to within a mile of Dunnet Head, the CAESAR got another line aboard and with the Thurso Lifeboat towed the karen out to sea, the CAESAR continuing the tow all night untill 11.00am the next morning when they reached Scrabster.

 

On 21st Apr 1971 the Caesar was heading into the port Isafjordur Iceland for repairs to a broken winch when she was grounded at Arnanes at the entrance to Isafjord Iceland. After she was grounded the Grimsby trawler Defiance got a tow line aboard and tried to tow the vessel clear but she was stuck fast, although the weather had been reasonable it was deteriorating fast and the caesar had started to take water in her stokehold almost immediately after the grounding. The crew of the Caesar were taken off the vessel by the Grimsby trawler Defiance 12 hours after first grounding. Gale force winds between force 8 and 9 started to batter the stricken vessel who`s engine room and aft accomodation were now severely flooded. On the 20th May 1971 she was refloated and the decision to sink her off the continental shelf had been made, after it was found there were no available scrap fascilities and it was uneconomical to repair the vessel, whilst in tow to the continental shelf the Caesar sank prematurely 39 miles from the coast on the 01st June 1971.