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MERCURY H518
Built
1900
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
113584
Length Ft
121.8
Tons Gross
222
Yard Number
278
Breadth Ft
21.5
Tons Net
74
Launched
13 Sep 1900
Depth
11.5
Hp
63 HP
Registered
29 Nov 1900
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
10.5 K
Registered MERCURY H518 Owners 1900 J Widdowson & others
    Owners William Widdowson
    Collision 26 02 1904 Slight damage to one plate on our port bow. Through colliding with the ST Sea King  H540 of Hull.
    Owners 1909 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
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Fate : The Hull Trawler Mercury left Hull on the 1st May 1915 for the Icelandic fishing grounds when on 02 May 1915 she was sunk by submarine gunfire 14 miles off Aberdeen, the crew escaped in their small boat and were picked up by the Aberdeen Trawler Japonica
 

Skipper Harry Duffin in white : courtesy©Steve Garton

26 01 1905 The Hull Trawler Mercury put into Longhope, Orkneys, after encountering severe weather on her trip home from the Faroe Islands fishing grounds, when she sprung a leak after two plates on her port bow burst, which also destroyed all her fish.

25 June 1913 Skipper Rilatt of the Hull Trawler Mercury on returning to Hull reported that he had found the 60 inhabitants of the island of St Kilda suffering an epidemic. The Mercury shared her food and medicines with the islanders. Skipper Rilatts actions has added to the long list of benefits conferred by trawlers as life savers and helpers generally, and is in accord with the best traditions of the fishing industry. Skipper Rilatt already wears a watch given him by the German Emperor for saving life at sea and has a record of 40 years service. Due to the report by William Rilatt the Admiralty despatched a cruiser from Lamish with doctors aboard.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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RILATT WILLIAM . MERCURY H518 . Skipper Dec 1912 .Rylatt ?
DUFFIN HARRY . MERCURY H518 . Third Hand 1911 .
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THOMPSON FRANK . MERCURY H518 . Skipper 28 Jan 1901 .
THOMPSON H . MERCURY H518 . Second Hand 28 Jan 1901 .
SMITH F . MERCURY H518 . Third Hand 28 Jan 1901 .
UPSON J . MERCURY H518 . Fourth Hand 11 Jul 1901 .
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