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GRENADA H947
Built
1907
Earles Shipbuilders Hull
Off Number
124759
Length Ft
110.6
Tons Gross
183
Yard Number
530
Breadth Ft
21.4
Tons Net
72
Launched
April 1907
Draught
11.8
Hp
49 HP
Registered
29 04 1907
Engine Builder
Earles Hull
Knots
K
Registered GRENADA H947 Owners 29 04 1907 Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd Hull - J Vivian manager
. . Owners 1913 Hull Steam Fishing Co Ltd - Joseph Vivian manager
  HMT GRENADA Owners 1914 - 1919 Admiralty
    Owners 1930 Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd Hull -Robert Burton manager
    Owners 1934 Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd Hull - Charles H Emerson manager
    Owners 02 Oct 1936 Yolland & Llewellyn Trawling Co Milford Haven
    Owners 1937 Yolland Trawling Co Ltd, Milford Haven, John C Yolland manager
    Owners 1940 Respondo Trawlers Ltd Milfor Haven
    Owners

1943 Milford Fisheries, manager: O. W. Limbrick.

Fate : 3 Oct 1945 Explosion 30 miles S of the Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1914
402
Minesweeper - 1 x 6 pdr.AA
1919
 

 

GRENADA

03 Oct 1945 TRAWLER BLOWS UP; 9 Feared Lost

The Milford Haven Trawler Grenada H947 left Milford Haven for the fishing grounds off Kinsale on September 27th with a crew of 10 men, the trawler trawled a mine and was blown up off the coast of Ireland, 30 miles S of the Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork. The owners The Milford Shipping Co, were informed that a survivor James Patrick Barrett, of Coronation Ave, Haverfordwest, had been picked up by the London Steamer Fort Souris, Clyde to Madras . The survivor stated that a mine caught in the trawl. The Fort Souris searched over a large area no more survivors were found.

04 Oct 1945 6.12 am Port Souris wirelessed: "Picked up survivor James Patrick Barret, of Coronation Avenue, Haverford West, from trawler name unknown, which left Milford haven on September 27, Owner of trawler Milford Fisheries Ltd. He reports mine caught in trawl 11.20pm October 03. Reports Walter Harrison possibly on grating in vicinity. " Position - Latitude 51.10; Longitude 8.10 west. " Continuing to search area for possible survivors. Crew originally 10 men. Thick fog in vicinity."     8.50 am Port Souris " Broken raft in latitude 51.10; longitude 8.9 west. have searched over wide area. no sign of any more survivors. Barret states name of trawler Grenada".

The naval authorities organised a search for Harrison and other members of the crew, but after searching for several hours on the 04 Oct no sign of the other crewmen were found. Barret was landed at Lands End that evening.

 

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
Three Hull men were lost on the Grenada, that had been sold to and fished from Milford Haven. Many Hull fishermen ventured to the west country ports to fish, especially during wartime, as due to the limited vessel movements and the threat of mines in and around the Humber, both men and vessels were sent to the west coast ports.
BRYAN FREDERICK 40 GRENADA H947 Hull Mate 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined - 19 Prioryville, Milford Haven. Husband of Emily Bryan, of Hull - Son of William Henry and Martha Elizabeth Bryan
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HARRISON WALTER PARKIN 44 GRENADA H947 Hull Bosun 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined -
. . . 1 Castle Terrace, Milford Haven. . . . .
Mrs Florence Harrison of 13 Flinton Street Hull has received news that her son Walter a fisherman has been lost at sea while serving aboard the Milford Haven Trawler Grenada. He was the eldest of four brothers who had all sailed throughout the war. At the age of 14 he first went to sea with the Hull and Grimsby fishing fleets and for the past 6 years has sailed from Milford Haven, where he leaves a wife and two children. His Father was lost at sea in 1917.
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HILL THOMAS 25 GRENADA H947 . Cook 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined - Son of Fred and Ethel Hill - of  Hull Born 1920
. . . 10 Pickering Homes, Hull . . .  
Had served on Hull Trawlers prior to the war, and had joined the Royal Navy for the greatest part of the war. When in Hull stayed with his grandparents Thomas Langler at Pickering Homes. Having been last in Hull in April , In his last letter to his grandparents he wrote from the British Sailors Society Milford Haven, a fortnight previously and had stated that he was changing trawlers.His Grandfather was also a ex trawlerman and had worked for the founder of the homes in which he now lived. Pickering Homes founded by Christopher Pickering of which Thomas Langler had served 14 years mate and skipper for the company of Pickering and Haldane Ltd.
MILFORD HAVEN AND OTHER CREW WHEN VESSEL LOST
LUSYNE RENE 33 GRENADA H947 . Third Hand 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined -5 Frederick Street, Neyland.
MORGANS SYDNEY 51 GRENADA H947 . Second Engineer 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined Marloes, Pembroke
SMITH CHARLES HENRY 36 GRENADA H947 . Chief Engineer 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined - Husband of Ivy Maud Smith, 2 Hakinville, Milford Haven.
VERHAEGHE. MAURICE 23 GRENADA H947 . Deckhand 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined - 153 Robert Street, Milford Haven.
WRIGHT FREDERICK 53 GRENADA H947 . Skipper 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined - 30 Shakespeare Avenue, Milford Haven
YOUNG THOMAS 18 GRENADA H947 . Deckhand 03 Oct 1945 Lost with 8 other crewmen - vessel mined - 50 St.Peter's Road, Milford Haven.
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BARRETT JAMES PATRICK 42 GRENADA H947 . Third Engineer 03 Oct 1945 Survivor of sinking - 55 Coronation Avenue, Haverfordwest
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Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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BARWICK WILLIAM 32 GRENADA H947 . Deckhand 08 Jan1920 Father and brother were lost at sea - A scholar of Newland Homes - spent 4 years and five months in minesweepers and was blown up on two occasions.
. . . 2 Whitfield Ave - , Division Rd . . . .
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RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 30 Aug 1907 .
SPENCER J . GRENADA H947 . Second Hand 30 Aug 1907 .
MOYLES J . GRENADA H947 . Bosun 30 Aug 1907 .
RUMBLE J H . GRENADA H947 . Third Hand 30 Aug 1907 .
RUMBLE G W . GRENADA H947 . Fourth Hand 30 Aug 1907 .
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RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 13 Apr 1908 .
SPENCER JAMES . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 13 Apr 1908 .
MORGAN JOHN . GRENADA H947 . Second Hand 13 Apr 1908 .
MYLES J . GRENADA H947 . Bosun 13 Apr 1908 .
KLINKERT C . GRENADA H947 . Third Hand 13 Apr 1908 .
RUMBLE J H . GRENADA H947 . Fourth Hand 13 Apr 1908 .
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RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 31 Aug 1908 .
RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 29 Jan 1909 .
BEALES W . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 29 Jan 1909 .
RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 22 Sep 1909 .
KINGDOM CORNELIUS L . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 4 Feb 1910 .
RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 20 Aug 1910 .
RUMBLE J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 3 Feb 1911 .
VICKERS D . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 3 Feb 1911 .
BIRDSALL T . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 3 Feb 1911 .
DAVISON G . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 30 Aug 1911 .
DAVISON G . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 15 Jan 1912 .
McDONNELL J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 15 Jan 1912 .
McDONNELL J . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 3 Jul 1912 .
McDONNELL JAMES . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 30 Jan 1913 .
McDONNELL JAMES . GRENADA H947 . Skipper 26 Jul 1913 .
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HYAMS ALBERT 52 GRENADA H947 . Deckhand 27 Mar 1935 .
. . . Lister St, Hull . . . .
ALBERT HYAMS - 30 Mar 1935 Sentenced at Hull Police Court for disobeying a lawful command in that he did not join his vessel. He could not be found on the dock and nothing had been heared from him since. The vessel sailed after a four hour delay. Hyams said he got too drunk and slept all day instead of going to his ship. A fine of 10s 6 d was impossed and Hyams was ordered to pay the solicitor`s fee.
PLOWS HARRY . GRENADA H947 . Cook 28th Apr 1925 .
. . . Floral Avenue - Arundel St Hull . . . .
HARRY PLOWS - 04 May 1925 Hull Police Court, Admitting 13 previous convictions of similar offences was committed to prison for 28 days, for failling to join the trawler Grenada on Apr 28th. The ships husband stated that Plow`s who was the cook went to the vessel on the 28th but went away again, saying he was going to buy some boots. He did not return and has not been seen since. The ship was delayed 2 hours.
RENTON ROBERT 42 GRENADA H947 . Engineer 17 Feb 1928 .
. . . Hessle Road . . . .
ROBERT -RENTON 03 Mar 1928 Hull Engineer Scalded at sea. A Hull Engineer was treated at the Hull Royal Infirmary on Friday for severe scalds. On the 17th at sea aboard the Grenada he was in the engine room doing some rpairs to the ejector when the plug blew out, releasing steam and hot water, which scalded him on his face, chest and arms. The skipper rendered first aid to the hurt man until the vessel arrived in port on Friday.
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