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KINGSTON PERIDOT H591
Built
1948
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
181356
Length Ft
181.7
Tons Gross
658
Yard Number
797
Breadth Ft
30.8
Tons Net
245
Launched
10 Jul 1948
Draught
16.0
Hp
1000 IHP
Registered
25 Nov 1948
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
12.9 K
Registered KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 Owners 25 11 1948 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
    Owners 29 06 1966 Hellyer Brothers Ltd Hull
    Owners  
Fate : 26 / 27 Jan 1968 Vessel sank in gale force winds off iceland

After leaving Hull the Kingston Peridot was heading for the fishing ground when in heavy seas the cook William Good fell down a companionway ladder and was injured. Skipper Ray Wilson put into Reykjavik Iceland on the 14th Jan, and awaited the arrival of another cook flown out from Glasgow, after joining the Kingston Peridot cook Harry Riches would be one of the twenty crewmen to be lost without trace. The Kingston Peridot was fishing in a force 6 gale and after having trouble shooting her trawl, she spoke to her sister ship the Kingston Sardius and Skipper William Ward stating she was to stow her net and head away from the bad weather and closer to the K Sardius which was 120 miles to her East, but she was to chop ice before she did so, the gale increased to a force nine throughout the day and there was severe icing conditions, After speaking to the Kingston Sardius at about 11.10 am on the 26th the Kingston Peridot did not call again and that evening after not answering traffic from Wick, the Kingston Sardius tried to pass the message, there was no answer and over the next 24 hours several calls were made to the Kingston Peridot but she was not heared of or seen again. It is believed that the severe conditions caused her to ice up and after becomming top heavy rolled over. There were two other trawlers the St Romanus and the Ross Cleveland which would also be lost in the severe conditions this winter, the Kingston Peridot and St Romanus both leaving Hull on the same tide on the 10th January, it is now regarded as the triple trawler tragedy, which took the lives of 58 Hull men. The circumstances and events would start a campaign by the trawlermens wives for better safety conditions.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
ALI ADAM 19 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . .292 Boulevard Hull . . . .
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BLANCHARD CHARLES 40 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Fireman 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost with vessel
. . . .15 Park Terrace Seaton St . . . .
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CARNEY EUGENE 15 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Cooks Assistant 27 Jan 1968 Lost when vessel capsized
. . . .6 Glencoe Ave, Hawthorn Ave, Hull . . . .
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FOWLER HENRY 56 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Chief Engineer 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost with vessel Harry - Harold
. . . Ainshaw Orchard Park Hull . . . .
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GIBLIN STEPHEN 21 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 111 Council Ave Hull . . . .
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HARTLEY ALFRED 49 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Second Engineer 26/27 jan 1968 Lost with vessel and all hands
. . . 32 Glasgow St . . . .
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HEELAS WILLIAM 20 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost with vessel
. . . 92 Grasby Rd . . . .
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LARSEN WILLIAM MARTIN 39 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . W/T Operator 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost with vessel
. . . 334 Sutton Rd Hull . . . .
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LEDINGHAM LEONARD 42 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Fireman 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 21 Sykes St Hull . . . .
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MATFIN GEORGE WILLIAM 23 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 23 Fern Villas . . . .
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Mc GOWAN PETER 20 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . Derby St Hull . . . .
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RICHES HENRY 53 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Cook 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 3 Filey Grove Rhodes St . . . .
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RIVETT ROBERT 25 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 90 Cottesmore Rd Hull . . . .
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ROSE GEORGE 35 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Third Hand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 142 Coltman St . . . .
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SMITH PETER 31 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Mate 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost with vessel and 19 other crewmen
. . . 5 St Andrews St Hull . . . Brother of Robert who also perished
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SMITH ROBERT 20 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Sparehand 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost with vessel and 19 other crewmen
. . . 5 St Andrews St Hull . . . Brother of Peter who also perished
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SWAINE KENNETH 24 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Deckie Learner 26/27 Jan 1968 Lost at sea with all hands
. . . 4 Norton Gr Division Rd Hull . . . .
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WARLEY DAVID 16 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Decky Learner 27 Jan 1968 Lost with all hands vessel capsized
  . 28 West Garth Grove Hull . . . .
WATSON ENOCH 44 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Bosun 27 Jan 1968 lost with all hands vessel capsized
. . . 54 Clifton St Hull . . . .
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WILSON RAYMOND 33 KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Skipper 27 Jan 1986 Lost with all hands
. . . 57 St Nicholas Ave Hessle . . . .
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TROLLE SAM . KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Skipper 1955 .
BELL P . KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Bosun 1951 .
SEDGWICK WALTER . KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Deckhand 1963/5 he was on board her when the fire broke out in May 1964 on an outbound trip
BISHOP TERRY . KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Cook 1967 .
GOOD WILLIAM . KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 . Deckhand 1968 William Good was put ashore in Iceland on Jan 14 suffering head and chest injuries after falling down a companionway in rough seas, Good spent 3 days in Iceland before returning home.
BAILLE R . . . W / T Operator . .
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HARTLEY
WATSON
MATFIN
SWAIN
LEDINGHAM
DAVID WARLEY
ALFRED HARTLEY
ENOCH WATSON
GEORGE W MATFIN
KENNETH SWAINE
LEONARD LEDINGHAM
           
LARSEN RIVETT HEELAS WILSON    
WILLIAM M LARSEN ROBERT RIVETT WILLIAM HEELAS RAYMOND WILSON    
           

 

Terry Bishop ( right ) with Galley Boy Dave ? Courtesy © Terry Bishop

Above photograph was taken several months before the loss of the Kingston Peridot but although we know the galley boys name was Dave we cannot confirm a second name, although the picture does resemble the newspaper picture of David Warley Deckie - Learner who was tragically lost with the rest of the Kingston Peridot Crew.