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MOLOPO H484
Built
1900
Earles Hull
Off Number
110759
Length Ft
125.0
Tons Gross
217
Yard Number
465
Breadth Ft
21. 6
Tons Net
Launched
Jan 1900
Depth
12.00
Hp
HP
Registered
02 01 1900
Engine Builder
Earles
Knots
K
Registered MOLOPO H484 Owners 02 01 1900 Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd
    . 14 02 1900 5am - Weather was thick of snow and vessel Grounded Holme sand abreast of Paull but got off without assistance or damage a few minutes later. At 7am due to visibility and lights not visible we collided with  a Mud Hopper causing damage to our bow.
    Owners 04 Jan 1901 Due to actions by the Hull Trawler Tarantula H175 the Molopo was in collision with and sunk the Hull Trawler Madras H134
    . 23 Feb 1902 Grounded due to strong current and bent propellor
    Register 20 05 1903 Hull Register closed vessel lost Iceland
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Fate : 21 Jan 1903 Vessel Wrecked Iceland
 

 

Fact File

ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN THE HDM Which was later proved to be false : 02 Feb 1902 The Molopo , Skipper J E Hamling arrived in Hull with the news that the Hull trawler Anlaby H437 Skipper Carl Nielsen, had been lost at Iceland. During a terrific wind and snowstorm the Molop was fishing off the Icelandic coast, where she observed the Anlaby in heavy seas showing signals of distress, before the Molopo could steam to the Anlaby a terrible sea washed over the vessel, which disappeared almost immediately. After searching the area a few hours later the Molopo came across the third hand of the Anlaby on the coast, he having attempted to reach land with a life belt. The third hand although exhausted and unconscious was alive when found.

On the 04Feb Skipper Hamling was interviewed by the HDM and stated that the Anlaby must have gone down several days before he received his first initmation. When he had reached Faxa Bay He was spoken to by the Captain of the Hull trawler Persian Empire H476, who reported that the Anlaby was lost with all hands. Stating that the Briton H538 had brought confirmation that morning to Hull, that six bodies had been washed ashore. Five of the hands were naked when picked up, and the captain fully dressed.

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21 Jan 1903 8am. In heavy weather the Molopo under skipper Peter Morgenson on his first trip as skipper in this vessel, grounded on rocks to the south east coast of Iceland. Astrong wind was blowing and the surf continually swept the vessel fore and aft, she became so firmly fixed on the rocks thewre was no possibility of getting her off. Fearing that she would break up the crew took to the lifeboat. This proved hazardous, for it appeared at first as if the frail craft would be stove in against the vessels side. Eventually all crewmen got into the boat which was threatened with swamping at every moment by the swell and waves. In one lurch the skipper P Morgenson of Hull, fell overboard, and in an instant, before the crew had recovered themselves, he was swept away. After been buffeted about for sometime the boat was run into a sheltered creek. the distance from the vessel to land only been short had taken considerable time to cover. On Landing the men benumbed with the cold and drenched to the skin, packed up their few belongings they had salvaged from the vessel and started the journey overland for the nearest inhabitation. They came across a farmhouse where the men were hospitably treated, After every attention was attended to him the Chief Engineer Thomas Boynton, who was thoroughly exhausted with the exposure and journey that he died. He was buried at the farmhouse. After some recovery the crew set out overland to Reykjavik where on arrival they went to the British Consulate who arranged passage home to Leith on the Danish mail steamer Laura which left on 10th Feb, were on arrival they will be forwarded to Hull by Train.  The survivors arrived in Hull by the train from Edinburgh on the 17th Feb.

A further article stated that Thomas Horth had swan ashore with a rope and the skipper been the last to leave the vessel, lost his hold and was drowned.

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21 01 1903 Official log : Vessel stranded and abandoned her decks. The steering gear gave way through being struck by a sea and the strong wind and heavy sea drove the vessel onto the shore.

21/1/03 P Morgensen, skipper. Drowned in the surf whilst trying to reach the shore after vessel had stranded. 21/3/03 Thomas Boynton, chief engineer. Died shortly after reaching the shore & about 2 hours after the vessels stranding, presumably due to internal injuries sustained & exhaustion following on same & exposure to wet & cold.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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MORGENSEN / MORGINSON PETER 27 MOLOPO H484 . Skipper 21 Jan 1903 21/1/03 P Morgensen, skipper. Drowned in the surf whilst trying to reach the shore after vessel had stranded. 21/3/03 Thomas Boynton, chief engineer. Died shortly after reaching the shore & about 2 hours after the vessels stranding, presumably due to internal injuries sustained & exhaustion following on same & exposure to wet & cold.
. . . 99 Havelock Street . . .
BOYNTON THOMAS 26 MOLOPO H464 . Chief Engineer 21 Jan 1903
. . . .2 Burns Grove, Rugby St . . 22 Feb 1903 Memorial service was held in the West Dock Avenue Mission room
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HAMLING J E . MOLOPO H484 . Skipper 14 Jan 1902 Was the last person to see the Hull Trawler Anlaby that disapeared with all crew, picked up crewmen from the Anlaby
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IRISH WILLIAM J . MOLOPO H484 . Skipper 20 Aug 1900 .
RUDD T . MOLOPO H484 . Skipper 20 Aug 1900 .
HAMLING J E . MOLOPO H484 . Skipper 20 Aug 1900 .
EDDOM R . MOLOPO H484 . Second Hand 20 Aug 1900 .
NORMAN J . MOLOPO H484 . Bosun 20 Aug 1900 .
BRYAN W . MOLOPO H484 . Third Hand 20 Aug 1900 .
BARTLETT R . MOLOPO H484 . Fourth Hand 20 Aug 1900 .
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JACKSON JAMES HENRY 28 MOLOPO H464 . Mate 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
. . . 161 Somerset Street Hull . . . .
LAVERACK ALBERT . MOLOPO H464 . Second Engineer 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
HORTH THOMAS . MOLOPO H464 . Sparehand 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding  
GREENWOOD THOMAS . MOLOPO H464 . Sparehand 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
DENNIS GEORGE . MOLOPO H464 . Trimmer 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
HINES JOHN . MOLOPO H464 . Cook 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
HAWKE JOHN . MOLOPO H464 . Third Hand 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
THOMPSON ERNEST . MOLOPO H464 . Bosun 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
WILSON THOMAS . MOLOPO H464 . Deckhand 21 Jan 1903 Survivor of grounding
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