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EAGLE H454
Built
1899
Mackie & Thomson Govan
Off Number
110712
Length Ft
104.0
Tons Gross
168
Yard Number
248
Breadth Ft
21.0
Tons Net
66
Launched
2nd December 1898
Draught
10.8
Hp
40 HP
Registered
03 05 1899
Engine Builder
Muir & Houston Glasgow
Knots
9.5K
Registered EAGLE H454 Owners 03 05 1899 Great Northern Steamship Fishing Company Hull - John Dugdall manager / 1906 William Richard Nowell amanger
    Collision 16 11 1906 8am North sea. Serious damage to our Port bow which caused vessel to become water logged & necessitated our abandoning her 5 days later.The ST Euclid H370 of Hull ran into us whilst trying to cross our bows, piercing 2 of our bow plates
    . 18 01 1912 at Sea. Lost rudder and part of propeller. Unshipping of rudder through heavy sea.
  HMT EAGLE Owners 1914 Admiralty Requisition
  EAGLET H454 Owners 04 12 15 Hull register change - renamed
  HMT EAGLET Owners 1915 Admiralty name change
  HMT OWLET Owners 1916 Admiralty name change
  EAGLET H454 Owners 1918 Returned from Admiralty to owners name reverted
    Owners 09 12 1918 Hull register closed Sold to Grimsby
  EAGLET GY 1263 Owners 1918 J Bryant Grimsby
    Owners John L Green Grimsby
    Owners  
Fate : Scrapped September 1925
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1914
393
Minesweeper
1918
 

 

THE CASE OF THE EAGLE - HDM 18 DEC 1906

HULL BOARD OF TRADE ENQUIRY

A collision between the Great Northern Steam trawlers Eagle and Euclid, on November 10th last, in the North Sea, was subject of a Board of Trade inquiry at the Hull Town Hall this morning. The Stipendiary Magistrate ( Mr Halkett) sat as judge, and he was assisted by Commander Anstis, R.N.R, Captain A.Wood, and Mr T.R.Collard, assessors. The parties to the inquiry were:-  Mr T Saxelbye for the Board of Trade; George Adams the master of the Eagle; Horace Harvey, the master of the Euclid, who was represented by Mr Laverack. Dr T.C Jacksn appeared for the underwriters, the Humber Steam Trawlers` Mutual Assurance Company. Mr Saxelbye explained that the collision ocurred about 190 miles E. by N. half N, of Spurn. Each skipper was in charge of the wheel of his own vessel.

When they caught sight of each other they were about three lengths away. Everything possible was done to avoid collision, but the Euclid caught the other vessel on the port bow, cutting her above the water line. The watertight bulkhead in the forehold prevented the water reaching further aft. She was taken in tow by the Euclid but on the 20th, when 75 miles from Spurn, the rope broke. Four attempts were made to secure her again, but these failed , and on the 21st she was left to her fate. Her bows were then deep down in the water, and her propellor half out of the water. The Eagle was not fated to become a derelict, however, for the Northumbria towed her to Grimsby the same day.  George Adams said at the time he was making for the cutter Progress at the rate of 1 and a half knots an hour. He sounded three blasts, when he saw that the Euclid would run into him. He then put the engines half and then fulkl speed astern. The Magistrate: if you had gone full speed ahead at first, and altered your course, would you have avoided collision - No Sir. Continuing, he said that so far as he could tell the Euclid did not alter her course or speed. Just before the collision she blew three blasts. The contact iself drove the Eagle round, and the other vessel cleared immediately, proceeding as if nothing had happened. In fact she lowered a boat to take her fish on board the cutter. Adams boarded his fish, and then put a sail over to try to stop the leakage. This was unavailing, and he tried to steam. Then the skipper of the Euclid came  on board and said "You have yourself to blame," whereupon Adams replied, " Never mind; let`s get started for home," " I`ll escort you," declared Harvey and went back to his own boat.  ( Proceeding .)

02 Jan 1907 Inquiry resumed : : Mr Laverack spoke on behalf of the Skipper of the Euclid, Horace Harvey, and attributed the collision to an error of judgment on the part of his client.

03 Jan 1907 The Court finds the skipper of the "Euclid," Mr. Horace Harvey, alone in default, and suspends his certificate as skipper, No. 2596, for three months from the date hereof.

FULL BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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ANDREWS JOHN . HMT EAGLE . Deckhand Jan 1915 .
SKELTON HENRY 29 HMT EAGLE . Trimmer Jan 1915 .
. . . 9 Arthurs Terrace, Barnsley Street. . . . .

DROWNED AT CROMARTY   HDM Jan 15 1915

TWO HULL MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES

Further particulars are to hand of the drowning of two Hull men, Henry Skelton, a trimmer, and John Andrews, a deck hand, in Cromarty harbour. It was whilst they were returning from a few hours` leave at Cromarty to the mine-sweeping Hull trawler Eagle. The wives were informed to-day of the sad affair by Mr Jackson Port Missionary at Hull. The weather was very bad, and this caused the small boat in which the deceased were returning to the Eagle to capsize. Skelton was stated to be a very strong swimmer. Mr Skelton who lives at 9 Arthurs Terrace, Barnsley Street, Hull has been going to sea on Wilson line, previously, but on the outbreak of war joined the trawler Eagle, which had been taken over from the Great Northern Steam Fishing Company by the Government for mine sweeping purposes. He had been six weeks in the Eagle when the fatality occured. He was only 29 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children, aged 2 years and eight months respecively.

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McLEAN W . EAGLE H454 . Skipper 10 Aug 1899 .
LEE T . EAGLE H454 . Second Hand 10 Aug 1899 .
OWEN J . EAGLE H454 Bosun 10 Aug 1899 .
FISHER J C . EAGLE H454 Third hand 10 Aug 1899 .
WILSON G . EAGLE H454 . Fourth hand 10 Aug 1899 .