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DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388
Built
1898
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
109015
Length Ft
110.0
Tons Gross
182
Yard Number
197
Breadth Ft
21.0
Tons Net
65
Launched
1898
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Hp
58 HP
Registered
18 03 1898
Knots
10 K
Registered DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 Owners 18 03 1898 National Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull -Henry Howard manager
    Collision 09 Nov 1898 4am. Collision with schooner Fylla of Suendborg Denmark. Causing her to sink in a few minutes, all crew saved by jumping onboard our vessel. Six plates on our bow damaged.
    Collision 28 Oct 1903 2.30am North Sea. Serious damage to plates, bulwark & rail on our starboard side & mast & part of bridge carried away. Collision with sailing ship name & nationality unknown. We had our fishing gear down at the time.
    Grounded 29 Nov 1904 - 7.15pm ran aground in thick fog. Off again 7.45 damage if any unknown
      14 Feb 1912 whilst fishing off the Butt of Lewes, we accidentally fouled nets of Herring Boat Protect Me No. 507 of Peterhead doing slight damage. Weather fine.
    Register Closed 20 07 1915 Hull register closed sunk by submarine
Fate : 18 May 1915 Sunk by U Boat - Crew taken prisoner
 

DOW

The Hull Trawler Mauritius H547 ( Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd ) along with the Hull Trawler Titania H903 ( Hellyer Brothers ) after leaving Hull for the fishing grounds for a 10 day trip would go missing, the only hope for the families was that the crews a total of 18 in number had been taken prisoner. Both vessels were given up as lost on 12 June 1915.

The Hull Trawlers Duke of Wellington and the Euclid which sailed on the same day as the Titania from Hull were sunk by German submarine in the North Sea and their crews taken prisoner.

 

SANK IN TEN MINUTES - HDM 11 NOV 1898

IN COLLISION WITH HULL TRAWLER

The Hull steam trawler Duke of Wellington arrived in Hull yesterday with the crew of a foreign vessel , which had sunk at sea after a collision with the trawler. The sunken schooner is the FYGLIA of Hamburg bound from Abo for Leith, with linseed cake. The collision occured at 4 o`clock on Wednesday morning, in fine weather about 120 miles North of Spurn. The force of the impact cut the schooner`s stern clean through and she sank within ten minutes. The crew of seven had only time to jump on board the trawler, some with little clothing on. They lost all their effects, the Duke of Wellington is commanded by Mr William Percy  ( William Pearce ) . On the previous voyage she towed into Grimsby a trawler upon which an explosion had occured.  ( Vessel Name FYLLA ) .

 

HULL TRAWLER COLLISION - HDM 15 Jan 1904

JUDGMENT TO-DAY

In the Admiralty Court this morning, Mr Justice Barnes delivered judgment in the action by the owners of the Hull steam trawler Duke of Wellington against the owners of the Russian barque King`s Country, for damages to their vessel, arising out of a collision in the North Sea. Defendants set up a counter-claim for damages. There were allegations on both sides of negligent navigation. At the time of the collision the trawler was fishing in the North Sea, whilst the barque was on a voyage from Gefle to London with firewood.

 

Mr Justice Barnes said that at the time of the collision the trawler was working with her gear down on the starboard side, under what was desribed as a working starboard helm, so as to describe a circle round a buoy which was fixed at a certain point. The trawler was said to be carrying her regulation lights, and one question in that case was whether these lights were all burning properly. The suggestion was that the stern light was not showing at all, and that the triplex light was burning so as to show only in one certain position. Plaintiffs said that whilst the trawler was fishing, a red light of the King`s Country was seen distant about one mile, and that she came on and struck the trawler on the starboard side, carrying away the mast on which the triplex light was burning. The case gave rise to certain difficulties, the principle point made by the plaintiffs being that the barque was overtaking the trawler, and that therefore the barque should keep out of the way of the trawler. \on the other hand it was contended that the barque was not the overtaking vessel. After considerable care, he had come to the conclusion of fact that the barque was not overtaking the trawler but the trawler situated as she was, could not keep out of the way of the barque in the ordinary way in which a steamer unencumbered could do, and the lights which the barque saw were an indication of the fact, and therefore, as a matter of seamanship the sailing vessel would have to keep out of the way, but it did not follow that the steamer should do anything to hamper the barque. Taking all the facts into consideration his lordship said he came to the conclusion that both the vessels must be held to blame for the collision. The trawler ought to have stopped when those onboard first saw the barque, and those onboard the barque appeared not to have been keeping proper observation on the trawlers lights, which were all showing properly.

DISABLED TRAWLER TOWED INTO ABERDEEN - 27 Dec 1907

The Hull trawler Duke of Wellington arrived at the fish market yeterday afternoon and had in tow the Hull Trawler Colonel Empire. It appears that the Colonel Empire while comming through the Pentland Firth, encountered terrific weather, and it is supposed the propellor had snapped from the shaft, thus rendering the vessel unnavigable. The Duke of Wellington hove in sight and took the disabled boat in tow to Aberdeen.

 

EXTRACT HDM Dated Jun 01 1915
HULL FISHERMEN PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY
APPEAL THROUGH THE "MAIL "
We have received the following appeal from members of the crews of the Hull Trawlers Duke of Wellington and Euclid. "just a line from me and our crews asking you if you could oblige us by appealing to the fishermen of Hull for a subscription as we are all destitute. We have neither tobacco , cigarettes nor anything else as we lost everything when we were sunk by torpedo boat. We are the only two crews interned in Germany from Hull, but there are plenty from Grimsby and Aberdeen. We alkl think that there will be plenty of our pals who would like to help us in Hull. And as we have to buy our own soap to wash our clothes, and anything extra we want, being without the means of buying the same, and thinking any small contribution, would help us tide over our difficulty. Reading, clothes and cigarette papers would also be thankfully received, as it cost nothing for postage for a parcel or letter. We would be grateful if through your valuable paper, you would give our best respects to our fellow townsmen and our fishermen friends, wishing every success to the fishing industry. We are all in the best of health, and as far as we are all concerned, we cannot complain of our treatment here. Signed on behalf of ourselves and our shipmates 18 in number, members of the crews of the Duke of Wellington and Euclid.
THOMAS MILLS , T RICHARDSON, A SCHOFIELD, SYDNEY SMITH, JOHN CONSADINE, ROBERT WOOLRIDGE, C SEWELL, A R HARMER
P.S Our address is C/O Thomas Mills , Civil prisoner of war, Stadtvogtei, Germany.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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FENTON J 16 DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Fourth Hand 13 Jan 1900 13 Jan 1900, 1.20am North Sea. J Fenton , 4th hand. Drowning, accidentally fell overboard.
. . . 7 Henry Terrace Marmaduke st . . . .
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HOWARD HENRY T . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Manager 1899 - 1915 .
SPRING ALFRED . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Manager 1900 - 1915 .
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LEIGHTON WILLIAM . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Skipper 11 Jul 1898 .
PEARCE W . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Skipper 11 Jul 1898 .
VALE HENRY E . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Second Hand 11 Jul 1898 .
HARMER ROBERT . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 Bosun 11 Jul 1898 .
HOLNESS R . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 Third hand 11 Jul 1898 .
LEIGHTON E R . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Fourth hand 11 Jul 1898 .
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PEARCE WILLIAM . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Skipper 11 Nov 1898 Skipper when vessel in collision with Schooner Fyglia - named as Percy in news article
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PRISONERS OF WAR CAPTURED ON SINKING OF VESSEL
COOPER C C . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Trimmer 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - RELEASED TO HOLLAND 21/2/1918
. . . 41 Tadman St, Hull . . . .
MILLS THOMAS 22 DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Bosun 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war
. . . 51 Ropery St, Hull . . . .
OBRIDGE DAVID . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 1875 Mate 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - OWBRIDGE ?
. . . 6 Walcott Street . . . .
RICHARDSON SAM 33 DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Chief Engineer 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war
. . . 6 Ivy Tce, Constable St, Hull . . . .
ROSS J A . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Cook 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - RELEASED TO HOLLAND 23/3/1918
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SCHOFIELD ALFRED N 40 DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Second Engineer 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - returned home
. . . 10 Herberts Tce Westbourne St . . . .
TULLEY C F . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Skipper 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - RELEASED 7/1/1918
. . . 10 Avion Rd, Gillett St, Hull . . . .
WHEELER J R 28 DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . Deckhand 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war
. . . 29 Constable St, Hull . . . .
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HARMER A R . DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 or / EUCLID H370 . 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - Prisoner of war / could possibly have been on the Euclid H370
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