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EUCLID H370
Built
1897
Mackie & Thomson Govan
Off Number
106767.
Length Ft
104.2.
Tons Gross
165
Yard Number
157
Breadth Ft
21.0
Tons Net
58
Launched
1897
Draught
10.7
Hp
45 HP
Registered
27 Aug 1897
Engine Builder
Muir & Houston Glasgow
Knots
10K
Registered EUCLID H370 Owners Great Northern Steamship Fishing Company, William Richard Nowell manager
    Collision 08 Dec 1901 Collision with the Hull trawler Enterprise H220- The Enterprise was sunk but no serious damage to the Euclid.
    Collision 16 11 1906 8am North sea.Collision with the ST EAGLE H454 of Hull, no damage to our vessel, the eagle received damage to port bow plates.
    Register 30 06 1915 Hull register closed
Fate : 18 May 1915 Captured by E Boat Dogger Bank crew taken prisoner
 

EUCLID

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.

 

LOSS OF ANOTHER HULL TRAWLER . HDM 12 Dec 1901

The Trawler Emblem arrived at Hull yesterday with the crew of the steam trawler Enterprise, which was lost in the North Sea. Both vessels belonging to the Great Northern Steam Fishing Company. It is stated that the Enterprise was in collision on Tuesday night with the Great Northern trawler Euclid about 190 miles E.N.E of Spurn. The Euclid is still at sea, and so far as can be ascertained not seriously damaged.

HDM 09 June 1902

The trawler Euclid ( Capt Smith ) reports that when 220 miles N.E by E from Spurn, he picked up a board, with the name "Excelsior " of Malmo. Appearances point to a collision or a wreck. The vessel is well known in Hull, trading to the Victoria Dock with deals.

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


HULL TRAWLER MYSTERY - HDM 27 May 1915

GRIMSBY VESSEL`S DISCOVERY

When the Grimsby trawler Cetus, owned by the Grimsby and North Sea Steam Trawling Company, Ltd, arrived at Grimsby last night, Skipper S Wright, of Bridge Street, reported a curious incident. Whilst fishing in the North Sea on Tuesday, 110 miles from Spurn, he observed a derelict boat, and upon going up to it found it was marked.  "EUCLID - HULL."  In the boat were suits of clothes, lifebelts ( also marked "Euclid, Hull"), a keg of water, some provisions, and a basket of fish. The rope warp, together with a bass fender, had been slashed by some sharp instrument. The boat was undoubtebly one belonging to a fishing vessel, and in the opinion of Skipper Wright was of the type used for boarding a fish cutter. It was a too large to get on board the Cetus without considerable difficulty, and as very little purpose could have been served by bringing it to Grimsby he took possession of the clothing, etc, and then left the boat to drift away. Skipper Wright states that the indications pointed to the boat`s occupants having had to leave the craft in a hurry. The Euclid belonged to the Great Northern Fleet, Hull. Up to this afternoon the owners having received no news of the reported discovery by the Grimsby trawler, and had not given the trawler up.

SKIPPER WRIGHT`S IDEA.

Skipper Wright, interviewed, said in his opinion the Euclid had been attacked by a German Submarine, and the fishermen had been ordered to their boat. They had put into the boat all their effects; he had found a leather pocket-book and a Union card belonging to one of the engineers, and 1s 10d in money. He surmised that something then happened which had prevented the getting into their boat, and that the submarine had evidently been compelled to go away in a hurrriedly, and had taken the crew prisoners. The whole thing, of course is a complete mystery, but that the boat had been set adrift from the trawler is shown by the fact that, when examined, the boat`s painter was found to have been slashed across, evidently by a sword.

 
HULL FISHERMEN PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY - HDM Dated Jun 01 1915
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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Mc DONNELL JAMES . EUCLID H370 . Skipper 13 Jan 1899 .
CARR G W . EUCLID H370 . Second Hand 13 Jan 1899 .
GIBSON A E . EUCLID H370 . Bosun 13 Jan 1899 .
BOYNTON A . EUCLID H370 . Third Hand 13 Jan 1899 .
TOWNSEND W . EUCLID H370 . Fourth Hand 13 Jan 1899 .
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SMITH S . EUCLID H370 . Skipper June 1902 Found the board of the Excelsior of Malmo
HARVEY HORACE . EUCLID H370 . Skipper 16 Nov 1906 Collision with the Hull Trawler Eagle H454 found responsible for collision certificate suspended for 3 Months
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PULFORD GEORGE WILLIAM . EUCLID H370 . Cook . HDM - 26 July 1916 / George William Pulford fireman lost on the minesweeper Era, before joining the Era he worked at Groves Oil mill. Previous to this he was cook on the trawler Euclid, He was 29 and leaves a wife and one child.
PULFORD nee BUFFEY . . 46 Green Lane . Spouse . .
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PRISONERS OF WAR CAPTURED ON SINKING OF VESSEL
CONSADINE JOHN H 20 EUCLID H370 . Third Hand WWI Prisoner of war
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COULTHARD GEORGE 20 EUCLID H370 . Trimmer WWI Prisoner of war
. . . 53 Westbourne St, Hull . . . .
EAMAN JOHN W . EUCLID H370 . Fourth Hand WWI Prisoner of war - Released on 07 01 1918
  . . 2 Braemar Tce, Walcott St . . . .
GRAYBURN G   EUCLID H370 1860 Skipper WWI Prisoner of war
. . . 8 Constable St,Hull . . . .
SEWELL CHARLES CLEMENT 33 EUCLID H370 . Chief Engineer WWI Prisoner of war - Released on 07 01 1918
  . . 13 Prince of Wales Tce, Staniforth Pl, Hull . . . .
SMITH SYDNEY . EUCLID H370 1892 Second Hand WWI Prisoner of war
  . . 50 Eastbourne St, Hull . . . .
WEST GEORGE 32 EUCLID H370 . Second Engineer WWI Prisoner of war
  . . 157 Hessle Rd, Hull . . . .
WOOLDRIDGE ROBERT 29 EUCLID H370 . Bosun WWI Prisoner of war
. . . 11 Prince of Wales Tce, Staniforth Pl, Hull . . . .
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HARMER A R . EUCLID H370  or  DUKE OF WELLINGTON H388 . 18 May 1915 Prisoner of war - Prisoner of war / could possibly have been on the Duke of Wellington H388
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