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LADY LAVINIA H160
Built
1935
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
163962
Length Ft
155.7
Tons Gross
417
Yard Number
597
Breadth Ft
26.1
Tons Net
157
Launched
07 01 1935
Draught
14.1
Hp
105 HP
Registered
04 02 1935
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
12.1K
Registered LADY LAVINIA H160 Owners 1935 Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd Hull
    Owners  
Fate : 05 03 1938 The Lady Lavinia was homeward bound from Bear Island she foundered off Norway in extreme weather her last contact was with the Hull Trawler Lord Austin when she reported been hove to in the gale.
 

 

07 Jan 1935 - HULLS NEWEST TRAWLER : Called after the Ex- Lady Mayoress.

BEVERLEY LAUNCH

The Lady Lavinia, a new Hull trawler, launched at the Beverley shipyard of Messrs Cook, Welton, and Gemmel, for the Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers, Ltd, should have a most succesful career. She was named after the the deputy Lady Mayoress ( Mrs Lavinia Shepherd), in order to place on record the happy associations of the ex-Lord Mayor (Alderman A. Shepherd) and ex-Sheriff ( Councillor A. Cargill) and their wives during their term of office last year. Councillor Cargill is a director of the trawler company, and it was he who persuaded Mrs Shepherd to allow the new vessel to be given her name. Mrs Harry Gant, wife of the secretary of Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers, Ltd performed the launching ceremony.

16 Feb 1938 - Sails from Hull for the Bear Islands fishing grounds.

05 Mar 1938 - Saturday 4.30pm The Lady Lavinia was homeward bound from Bear Island were she was last in contact with the Hull Trawler Lord Austin and reported been hove to in a severe gale, approximately 63 North, seven degrees East off the West coast of Norway.  The Lady Lavinia had wired to her owners her intentions to arrive in Hull for the market on Tuesday the 8th March, all other vessels that had hove to in the severe gale in the same vicinity had arrived safely home although most were a day late from their expected arrival. One skipper arriving back in Hull stated that it was the worst weather this winter he had witnessed in 27 years at sea, having been through two cyclones on his last trip to Iceland. With reports of a hurricane of the North Cape, The Hull trawler Cape Nyemetzki arrived at St Andrews Dock from Andanaes with the wheelhouse windows smashed, ventilator buckled, pole compass cover broken, and the galley stove pipes patched up, due to the severe battering she received by the pounding waves. The Bayflower had her ventilator flattened like a pancake, the wheelhouse windows of the Westella had to be boarded up, and the Armana had her steam steering gear put out of action.

Thursday 10th March the Director of the owners of Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Mr Arthur Cargill announced the anxiety for the safety of the vessel. The Nowegian Salvage Company has been instructed to search the area concerned, with two or three salvage vessels. All outlying islands on the Norwegian coast and all lighthouses in the vicinity have been requested to report immediately if the vessel is sighted. All trawlers heading for the Northern Fishing Grounds have also been asked to spread over the area to assist the search. HMS Hastings, Capt E R Archer RN, Fishery Protection vessel which was on a two day visit to Hull, has also been tasked to join in the search at the request of the owners.

12 Mar 1938 Still no news of the missing trawler five days overdue. As every hour passes hopes that the trawler is drifting in the North Sea, with no wireless communication gradually recede. A spokesman for the Hull Steam Trawler Mutual Protection Society said no news was forthcoming as yet. Vessels searching the area have been asked to wire Hull immediately they find anything which might be a pointer to the whereabouts, or fate of the Lady Lavinia. In the fact that no floating wreckage, no lifebelts, or boats have come to light there is still a degree of hope slight though it may be.

15 Mar 1938 - News reached Hull late this afternoon which appears to establish the fate of the Hull trawler Lady Lavinia, the owners Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers, Ltd stated that a lifebuoy bearing the name Lady Lavinia, Hull and wreckage had been found washed up at Sietringen Light, on the south west coast of Norway off Nidaros-Trondheim. This is close to where the vessel was last reported over a week ago. They also stated that the Fishery Patrol vessel HMS Hastings had communicated that she was abandoning the search for the vessel, as were the 12 trawlers, three Norwegian salvage vessels and another Fishery Patrol vessel.

17 Mar 1938 - LADY LAVINIA Officially given up as lost. As Mr Albert Broughton the acting missioner of the Fishermans Bethel, visited each of the 16 families of the trawlermen of the Lady Lavinia to bring the news that it was now impossible to hold out further hope of the return of the ship and she had been officially given up as lost. That same day as the minister visited the home of the Bosun, Mr C S Willey, his wife gave birth to a son, now fatherless by the loss as were the 6 month old twins of the Mate, Mr Charles J W Harrison and a further 8 children. .

03 Apr 1938 SERVICE FOR LOST HULL FISHERMEN:  The service was held in the Port of Hull Society`s Sailors` and Fisherman`s Bethel Hessle Road Hull. Amid a hush broken only by the sobs of the congregation the port missionary ( Mr Albert Broughton ) read out the names of the skipper, mate,bosun, spare hands, trimmers, engineers, decky learner and cook.  The mourners numbered 250 and many wreaths adorned the foot of the platform. The Hyms, "Eternal Father" and "Abide with Me" were among those sung during the service.

With the well established Hull Steam Trawler Mutual Protection Society, and the insurance schemes now available in the Hull fishing industry. There was no call at the time for public subscriptions, for the widows and relatives of the 16 men lost aboard the Lady Lavinia. Such was the impact of the loss of the 16 crewmen, the Hull Fisherman`s Widows` and Orphans` Fund, would receive many public donations, one of the first was a donation of £89 from the Shipwrecked Fisherman`s and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society for immediate distribution among the relatives of the lost Hull men. A concert in aid of funds for the Lady Lavinia was held in the Grosvenor Hotel on the 22 Apr and on the 11th May a football match at the Boulevard between the Hull Daily Mail and the Hull Fish Dock teams was played in aid of the dependants.

In June 1938 two claims by the dependants were settled at Hull County Court, Emily Smith widow 4 Burns Grove, Rugby Street claimed on the loss of her son, Charles William Smith, Sparehand. Payment in settlement of £150.00 was made. Elizabeth Ellen Sellers, 60 Pembroke Grove, Preston Rd, claimed on the loss of her son, James William Fuller, Third Hand, Payment in settlement of £60.00. In each case the payment was made for the partial dependancy.

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Address / Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation / Relationship
Date/ Scource
Detail
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SAUNDERS
ROBERT
24
LADY LAVINIA H160
Bosun
30 Dec 1936
Lost overboard - Wife and one child aged 10 months
. . . Thorseby St Hull . . . .
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BIELBY GEORGE 20 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Deckie Learner 05-06 Mar 1938 Lost with all hands - missing
. . . .200 Hessle Rd Hull. . . . .
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BROPHY JAMES 22 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Sparehand 05-06 Mar 1938 Lost with all hands - missing
. . . Hessle Road Hull . . . .
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CHAPMAN ERNEST 19 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Sparehand 05/06 Mar 1938 Vessel missing off Sula Lt Norway lost with all hands
. . . 358 Boulevard Hull . . . Son of John Henry lost on Alonso and brother of Charles Glendoe lost on HMT Juniper / Brother of Clarance Chapman
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FORTH CHARLES . 27 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Sparehand 05-06 Mar 1938 Lost with vessel in the Humber
. . . Belvedere 1st Lane Hessle
C FORTH
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FULLER JAMES WILLIAM 24 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Third Hand 05 - 06 Mar 1938 Lost with vessel missing
. . . 60 Pembroke Gr Preston Road Hull . .
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HALL HORACE 36 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Trimmer 05 _ 06 Mar 1938 .Lost with vessel
. . . Hawthorne Ave Hull . . . .
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HARRISON
CHARLES . JAMES - WALKER
31
LADY LAVINIA H160
Mate
06 Mar 1938
Lost with all hands - Step Brother to Skipper Jacob Walker
. . . .Campion Ave Hull . . . . .
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HODGSON
RONALD
25
LADY LAVINIA H160
Sparehand
05 - 06 Mar 1938 Lost with vessel missing
. . . 1 Clifton Grove, Paisley St . . . .
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MABBOTT ALBERT 36 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Second Engineer 05-06 Mar 1938 Lost with all hands - missing
. . . Preston Rd Hull . . . .

A MABBOTT

  ALBERT MABBOTT

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QUARREL REX 23 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Trimmer 05 - 06 MARCH 1938. Lost with vessel and all hands
. . . Daltry St Hull . . . .
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ROBINSON RICHARD H 50
LADY LAVINIA H160
. Chief Engineer
05 - 06 MARCH 1938
Lost with all hands
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Bernadette Ave Hull
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SMATHERS FREDERICK S 37 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Cook 05-06 Mar 1938 Lost with all hands - missing
. . . Boulevard Hull . . . .
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SMITH CHARLES WILLIAM 23 LADY LAVINIA H160. . Sparehand 05 - 06 MARCH 1938. .Lost at sea - vessel missing
. . . 4 Burns Grove Rugby St Hull . . . .
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SKELTON WILLIAM. E. T 19 LADY LAVINIA H160 . Deckhand 05-06 Mar 1938 Lost with all hands - missing
. . . 2 Hope Tce Walker Street . . . .
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WALKER JACOB NICHOLAS 29 LADY LAVINIA H160. . Skipper 05 - 06 MARCH 1938. Lost with all hands - Step Brother to Mate Charles Harrison
. . . .St Matthew St Hull . . . . .
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WILLEY
CHARLES . S
27
LADY LAVINIA H160
Bosun
06 Mar 1938
Lost with all hands
. . . 51 Wassand St .   . .
C S WILLEY
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RICHES HC . LADY LAVINIA H160 . Cook 29 Dec 1937 Landed at Scrabster Caithness with the Flu - trawler awaiting replacement cook from Hull.
BOARDMAN JOHN . Edgar St Hull . . 20 Sept 1938 25 Feb 1939 - Court case in HDM Stating that John Boardman had not turned up for the sailing of the Lady Lavinia on 20 Sept 1938 - Pleaded Guilty fined 10s 6 d and the same amount costs . Obviously the vessel was not the Lady Lavinia as she had been lost by this time
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