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LORD DEVONPORT H273
Built
1925
Cochrane Selby
Off Number
149047
Length Ft
138.8
Tons Gross
338
Yard Number
979
Breadth Ft
23.8
Tons Net
137
Launched
21 09 1925
Draught  
Hp
96HP
Registered
09 01 1926
Engine Builder
C D HOLMES
Knots
11K
Registered LORD DEVONPORT H273 Owners 09 01 1926 Pickering & Haldane Ltd Hull
    Owners 01 05 1928 Hull Register Closed
Fate : 18 Mar 1928 -approximately 11pm The Lord Devonport Struck Cliffs at Hoy Island.
 

 

JULY 09th 1927

The Hull Trawler Lord Devonport H273 has returned to Hull after her first voyage to Greenland with a crumpled bow and other damage above the water line due to a collision with a iceberg.

 

TRAWLER WRECKED IN ORKNEY`S

The Hull Trawler Lord Devonport H273, homeward bound from Iceland, at approx 11pm on the 18th March 1928 struck Hoy Head, an island west of the Orkneys, the vessel quickly filled with water. Six members of the crew were rescued today by the new Stromness Lifeboat on her first call to service. Of the remaining eight the, skipper and chief engineer were washed away and drowned and the other six died from exposure. The skipper went to the front of the vessel with 3 men to discharge rockets but the rockets were also washed away, shortly after a huge wave washed the skipper overboard and he was drowned. The Chief Engineer had made for the safety of the wheelhouse shortly after the vessel struck but he was also washed overboard and drowned by a huge wave. The vessel was continuously been hit by huge seas and the crew found it impossible to obtain materials to burn as a distress signal. Five members of the crew succumbed to exposure during the night. Another lost his reason and had to be tied to a stanchion by his comrades. This man died of exposure a few minutes before the arrival of the Stromness lifeboat. The names of the saved are W. L Bates ( Mate ) H Claxton, A Snowden, W Davies, C Pratt, and S Tait, deckhands. The naes of the lost men are: J Hanson ( Skipper ) F Mc Manus ( Engineer ) S Myers ( Second Engineer ) W Novis, and C Carmichael, firemen, E Tait ( Steward ) A Wilde, H Mc Clean, and a boy called Dickey.  News of the accident had been brought to Stromness after 10`o clock this morning by the steam drifter Guiding Star of Peterhead ( J N Cow ) entering stromness harbour sounding in Morse code on her siren " Ship ashore, ship ashore" Immediately the nature of the signal was realised the lifeboat crew were summond and in about five minutes had taken to the water., both lifeboat and drifter proceeding to the scene in company. The trawlers men were rescued by means of a handline passed from the lifeboat, the line fired from the rocket life-saving apparatus carried by the lifeboat having fallen on the trawler in a position inaccessible to the crew.

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
CHARMICHAEL CHARLES 38 LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Trimmer 18 Mar 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded - 4th of 5 brothers to die at sea
. . . 246 Boulevard Hull . . . .
HANSON JOHN . LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Skipper 18 03 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded - British subject
HANNSSON ? . . 3 Beaumont Ave  St.George's Rd . . . Listed as J T Hannsson in several newspapers / J T Hannsson on bethel board but date query - Rememberance as Hanson
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Mc CLANE HERBERT 19 LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Deckie Learner 18 03 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded - Mc lane ?
. . . Albert Tce Wassand St Hull . . . .
McMANUS FRANCIS . LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Chief Engineer 18 Mar 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded
. . . 62 Hampshire St Hull . . .
MYERS SAMUEL .J 47 LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Second Engineer 18 Mar 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded  - Veteran of the 1st ww had been on mine sweepers 5 of which had sunk or been torpedoed.
. . . 133 Campbell St Hull . . .
NOVIS WALTER F 33 LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Trimmer 18 Mar 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded  - Father of 16 yr old Son also at sea
. . . 7 Gladys Avenue, West Dock St Hull . . .
TATE CHARLES W . LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Cook 18 Mar 1928 Lost with 7 others when vessel grounded  - Brother of S Tate 3rd hand who survived
. . . Porter St Hull . . .
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WILDE
ALBERT . F
23
LORD DEVONPORT H273
Deck Hand
18 Mar 1928
Lost with 7 other crewmen when vessel stranded
. . . 26 Staniforth Place .   . .
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BATES WILLIAM L . LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Second Hand 18 Mar 1928 Survivors of Grounding
. . . Mauds Cresent, Eastbourne St Hull . . . .
CLAXTON WILLIAM LORD DEVONPORT H273 Bosun 18 Mar 1928 Survivors of Grounding - Later became a skipper and would be arrested by the russians on the Hull Trawler Hugh Walpole
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DAVIS W LORD DEVONPORT H273 Sparehand 18 Mar 1928 Survivors of Grounding
. . . Spring Terrace, Marmaduke St . . . .
PRATT S LORD DEVONPORT H273 Sparehand 18 Mar 1928 Survivors of Grounding
. . . Walcott St, Hull . . . .
SNOWDEN A   LORD DEVONPORT H273 Sparehand 18 Mar 1928 Survivors of Grounding
. . . Ringrose St, Hull . . . .
TATE S . LORD DEVONPORT H273 . Third Hand 18 Mar 1928 Survivors of Grounding Brother of C W Tate ( Cook ) who was lost.
. . . Commerce Lane, Hull . . . .
PAGE ALF . . . . . Possible Survivor of Grounding
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