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DRAX H733 - HBSV
Built
1905
Cochrane`s Selby
Off Number
121013
Length Ft
132.0
Tons Gross
273
Yard Number
331
Breadth Ft
22.0
Tons Net
94
Launched
9.11.04
Draught
12.4
Hp
70HP
Registered
09 Jan 1905
Engine Builder
C D HOLMES
Knots
10.5 K
Registered DRAX H733 Owners 10 01 1905 James Henry Collinson Hull
    Owners 09 09 1913 Hull register closed total loss
Fate : 16 Aug 1913 Lost Struck a rock in Faxa Bay Iceland and foundered in deep water
 

 

Fact File

10 Jan 1905 Trial trip attaining a maximum speed of 11.5 knots, the largest trawler out of Hull at 133.0 feet

09 Aug 1905 After an expedition trip to the white sea the trawler drax arrived back at St Andrews Dock and made £560

02 Oct 1905 The Drax arrived at St Andrews Dock from the White Sea after a month away with a total of 600 kits of chiefly Plaice and haddock

16 Aug 1913 The Drax one of Hulls largest trawlers at the time, at about half past 12 on the night of the 15th with half a gale and hazy rough weather,struck rocks in Faxa Bay Iceland, she remained fast for approximately two hours, with the engine room half flooded and the vessel starting to slip of the rocks, it was deemed expedient to take to the boat.  With much difficulty the ships boat was launched but in the event of doing so the second engineer William Smirk was washed overboard, he managed to swim back towards the trawler and was pulled back aboard. The 12 man crew took to their boat  but due to the rocks where the trawler was lying they deemed it too dangerous to attempt to navigate to land in the dark, so they anchored the small boat till daylight. For the next three to four hours they continued to bail the small boat as waves broke over her, at daybreak they made for the island of Thjorsey and reached the safety of the shore. The crewmen where put up in a house on the Island for the rest of that day, taking ponies the next day to Borganes, five of the crew went home directly on a trawler, seven of the crew took the steamer Sterling to Leith arriving 28th Aug where they embarked a train at Edinborough for home. The Drax eventually slipped the rocks and sank in deep water.

 

IN REMEMBERANCE OF CREWMEN WHO DIED AT SEA
Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth
Occupation
Date of Death
Detail
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DILBOE ALEX 52 DRAX H733 . Deckhand 12 Jan 1913 Lost overboard - His son John was to lose his life 2 months later aboard the Admiral Togo
. . . 26 Flinton St Hull . . . .
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BRIDGEMAN F . DRAX H733 . Skipper 16 Aug 1913 Skipper on loss of vessel
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SMIRK WILLIAM . DRAX H733 . Second Engineer 16 Aug 1913 Survivor on loss of vessel
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