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GOTH H211
Built
1925
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
148478
Length Ft
147.5
Tons Gross
394
Yard Number
468
Breadth Ft
25.1
Tons Net
174
Launched
08 06 1925
Draught
13.8
Hp
99 HP
Registered
20 08 1925
Engine Builder
Amos & Smith
Knots
10.5 K
Registered GOTH H211 Owners 20 08 1925 Hellyer Brothers Ltd Hull, Frank O Hellyer & Owen S Hellyer, managers
    Stranded 03 Jan 1930 Stranded near Narvik, refloated
  HMT GOTH Owners 28 08 1939 Admiralty Requisition - Hire rate £152.13.6d, a month
    Owners 01 08 1945 Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
    Owners Nov 1945 Returned to owner from Admiralty Service
Renamed GOTH FD52 Owners 13 12 1946 Wyre Steam Trawling Co, Fleetwood, Merchants Fleetwood Ltd, managers
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Fate : Lost with all Hands while fishing out of Fleetwood on the 16th Dec 1948.
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Aug 1939
FY 649
Minesweeper
Nov 1945
1942 M/S GP 20 Grimsby
 

h211

09 Oct 1925 The Hull trawler Goth returned from an experimental trip to new fishing grounds off the coast of Greenland. She returned to Hull with 260 kits of fish mainly cod and codlings. The results were said to be satisfactory, the new grounds justifying that there are possibilities in the region. Pickering & Haldane had sent two of their trawlers to the west coast of Greenland earlier in the summer but that venture was unsuccessful,with very little fish being taken although useful information was gained.

16 Nov 1928: The Goth H211 left Hull for the White sea fishing grounds, in early Dec there had been rumours in the Hessle Road Community about the safety of the vessel. On the 06th Dec a wireless message was received from the Goth, stating she was on her way home.

16 Apr 1931 The Goth was arrested by the Icelandic gunboat Aegir with the Hull trawlers Cape Delgado H47 and Cape Trafalgar H918. The Aegir escorted the vessels to Reykjavik. The Hull Trawler Angle H212 had previously been arrested and fined 3,500 gold kroner for improper stowage of her gear. The Trawlers Goth, Cape Delgado, and Cape Trafalgar were each fined £10 kroner each for having fishing gear illegally stowed. All three fines were later admonished

12 Oct 1933: The Hull trawlers Goth H211 (Skp Herbert Brown ) and Kingston Pearl H296 ( Skp William Hornby) along with the Grimsby trawler Larwood GY49 (Skp Cantwell ) whilst fishing off the Murmansk coast, picked up and responded to the S.O.S call sent from the Norwegian steamship HAUGLAND ( 3,153). At approx 3 o`clock the Haugland sent out a mayday call for assistance as she had a broken propellor shaft and was drifting helplessly in a north easterly gale. A further S.O.S message was received by the Kingston Pearl as she made her way to the HAUGLAND. "Lost both anchors. Drifting lee shore south of Navalock." The Kingston Pearl using DF was the first vessel to locate the steamer at about 6.30pm. There was a heavy swell with sleet and showers which made rescue very difficult.  At 10 o`clock the Kingston Pearl fired the first rocket line from the recently fitted Schemerling rocket gun, which had been fitted to all Hull trawlers. However the wire parted on the first attempt and the same happened to their remaining three rocket lines. The Kingston Pearl manouvered close to the towering vessel and managed to get alonside and succeeded in throwing lines aboard. On two occasions having the Haugland in tow the lines parted, which was made worse as the windlass on the Haugland had broken down and the crew wearing lifebelts had to pull the wire lines aboard hand over hand. At 5am the Goth arrived and was able to use her rocket gun to get a warp aboard, where she managed to keep the vessel away from the shore for over an hour before the warp broke. The Larwood who had also arrived then managed to get a further warp aboard and held the vessel for over two hours when shortly after 12 o`clock she started towing but was unable to control the larger vessel. As the Kingston Pearl got another tow line aboard the Larwoods warp parted shortly followed by the warp of the Kingston Pearl. The Kingston Pearl tried again but again the warp parted an attempt by the Goth met with a similar fate and the her snapped warp wrapped around her propellor. With a freshening wind and the vessel close to shore a S.O.S was received "We abandon ship; please come close." the three trawlers closed in pumping oil onto the water to calm the waves, the Goth managed to pick up all 29 crewmen from their lifeboats as the vessel was driven ashore onto the rocks. The crew were landed at Vardo by the Goth, the Larwood made for home and the Kingston Pearl headed back to the fishing grounds.

12 June 1947: 11 Jun 1947 A Lloyds message through Wick Radio from the Hull trawler Goth stated that the Hull trawler Loch Hope H22O had been blown up by mine. One person missing, survivors were going to Seydisfjordur onboard the Fleetwood trawler URKA FD 289.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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ALTON JACK PRESTON . HMS GOTH . T/Lieutenant 08 June 1944 Mention in Despatches: The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of His Majesty’s Birthday, to approve the following awards for gallantry or
outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy :—
FULLER WILLIAM RICHARD - DSC . HMT GOTH .

T/Lieutenant RNVR

07 Dec 1943 Service on HMT Goth from Sept 1942 Minesweeping -Distiguished Service Cross awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation while serving in HM Ships
GREEN ALFRED WILLIAM . HMT GOTH . Lieutenant RN 07 Dec 1943 Minesweeping - Mention in Despatches: awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation while serving in HM Ships
SUTCLIFFE CYRIL . HMT GOTH . Skipper RNR 12 Dec 1939 .
WHITTLE WILLIAM JAMES . HMT GOTH . Secnd Class P/MX50092 07 Dec 1943 Minesweeping - Mention in Despatches: awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation while serving in HM Ships
WILLIAMS THOMAS EDWARD - DSC . HMT GOTH . Lt Commander  RNR 07 Dec 1943 Minesweeping -Distiguished Service Cross awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation while serving in HM Ships
WRIGHT JOHN GEORGE - DSM . HMT GOTH . Petty Officer   LT/JX218330 RNPS 07 Dec 1943 Minesweeping - Distiguished Service medal awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation while serving in HM Ships
THOMPSON ERIC JOSEPH IXER . HMT GOTH . T/Lieutenant RNVR 16 Apr 1941 .
SHOOBRIDGE LIONEL JOHN GEORGE . HMT GOTH . T/Lieutenant RNVR 18 Jul 1941 .
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Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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LEIGHTON . . GOTH H211 . Skipper 22 Mar 1926 Landed a Iceland catch that was expected to realise £5,000 with 500 kits of plaice, 200 kits of haddock and 30 kits of halibut
BROWN HERBERT . GOTH H211 . Skipper 12 Oct 1933 Rescue of the crew of the Norwegian Steamer Haugland.
DUFFIN HARRY . GOTH H211 . Skipper June 1935 - July 1936 .
SALMON A . GOTH H211 . Mate June - July 1935 .
SAWYERS R W . GOTH H211 . Mate Aug - Sept 1935 .
DUNBAR P . GOTH H211 . Mate Sept - Oct 1935 .
ROGERS A C . GOTH H211 . Mate Nov 1935 2 trips . .
ELLIS J W . GOTH H211 . Mate Dec 1935 1 trip .
THUNDERCLIFFE J . GOTH H211 . Mate Jan - July 1936 .
MIMMS WALTER . GOTH H211 . Fireman c 1934 .
ELLIS J W . GOTH H211 . Skipper 05 Aug 1939 Last trip before requisition to Admiralty - 29 08 1939 landed 1,461 kits grossed £1,664
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BEAVERS FREDERICK AUGUSTUS . GOTH H211 . Sparehand 20 10 45 - 04 12 45 .
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HILL ERNEST . GOTH H211 . Deckhand 19 Jan 1938 - 12 Apr 1938 09 Feb 1938 Awarded Stanhope Gold medal
Bravest Man is So Modest: The Stanhope Gold Medal for the bravest deed of the year has been awarded by The Royal Humane Society to Ernest Hill, 28 a deckhand on the Hull trawler Goth, who is expected back in port from the White sea fishing grounds at the week-end. When his mother was informed at their home in Hull, last night, she said "we knew nothing at all about it until three months afterwards, and then only from friends. I have tried to get him to talk about it, but he laughs it off."  The act for which Hill has been awarded the Stanhope medal and which has already gained him the silver medal and certificate of the society, was the rescue of an 18 year old deckhand, Harold Daniels of 32 Fleetwood, on November 08th 1936. He was then on the Fleetwood steam trawler Northern Spray, and whilst she was shooting her trawl in bad weather off the coast of Iceland, Daniels got his foot caught in the spinning rope and was dragged overboard. As Daniels was swept astern in pitch darkness, Hill dived overboard in full fishing kit and sea boots, swam back and found Daniels practically collapsed. They were hauled aboard.
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16 Dec 1948: The Goth FD52 left Fleetwood on Dec 04th and disappeared whilst making for shelter at Adalvik north west Iceland in severe weather with the loss of 21 crewmen. The Grimsby Trawler Lincoln City GY464 had picked up a wireless message from the Goth stating her intentions to seek shelter. The Goth had been fishing with and in radio contact for approx four days prior to her loss with the ST. Melante H367 of Hull (W/O Peter Davies).

15 11 1997: The funnel of the Goth was trawled up by the Icelandic trawler Helga RE49, the funnel was returned to Fleetwood as a memorial for the lost men.

IN MEMORY OF THE CREWMEN LOST OF THE FLEETWOOD TRAWLER GOTH FD52
ELLIOTT WILFRED 36 GOTH FD52 . Skipper 16 Dec 1948 Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool - Lost with all hands - One of the ports youngest skippers making his first trip in the Goth
PLUMMER A E 47 GOTH FD52 . Mate 16 Dec 1948 Preston - Lost with all hands
EDWARDS W JOHN 35 GOTH FD52 . Bosun 16 Dec 1948 Hathaway Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
KNIGHT G H 52 GOTH FD52 Lowestoft Chief Engineer 16 Dec 1948 Garfield Street, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands / was aboard the ill fated trawler Doon when she grounded in Dec 1947.
PATTERSON ALFRED J 24 GOTH FD52 . Second Engineer 16 Dec 1948 Dock Street, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
BOWLES STANLEY 19 GOTH FD52 . Wireless Operator 16 Dec 1948 Newton-le-Willows - Lost with all hands / first trip as wireless operator on the Goth. had asked the operator on the St. Melante to convey christmas greetings to his mum and dad as he would not be home till New Year.
DAGGER THOMAS 25 GOTH FD52 . Fireman 16 Dec 1948 Springfield Terrace, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
RAMSDEN HARVEY 24 GOTH FD52 . Fireman 16 Dec 1948 Layton Blackpool, Lost with all hands
BEATTIE J 24 GOTH FD52 . Fireman 16 Dec 1948 Liverpool - Lost with all hands
BLYTH H P 51 GOTH FD52 . Cook 16 Dec 1948 Bolton - Lost with all hands
SILCOCK ALBERT 20 GOTH FD52 . Cooks Asst 16 Dec 1948 Preston - Lost with all hands
BRASSIE ROBERT RHIMES 16 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Broomfield Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
BUCKLEY HARRY 24 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Carr Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
DAVIS J 60 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Gordon Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
DURBIN WILLIAM (Bill ) 26 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Shakespeare Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
GRISENTHWAITE NORMAN 24 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Heathfield Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands / Had been rescued on two previous occasions. When the Fleetwood trawler Nordale was lost in the Mull of Kintyre and when he was washed overboard from the Flying Admiral.
PARKER ERNEST - DSM 28 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Heathfield Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
REDMAN BENJAMIN 27 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Blakiston Street, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
SMITH HARRY 23 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Heathfield Road, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
SNASDELL RICHARD 23 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Single, Oak Street, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands / was aboard the ill fated trawler Doon when she grounded in Dec 1947.
TANDY JOHN 27 GOTH FD52 . Deckhand 16 Dec 1948 Victoria Street, Fleetwood - Lost with all hands
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