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OCEAN DUKE H283
Built
1925
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
149058
Length Ft
140.4
Tons Gross
358
Yard Number
478
Breadth Ft
24.0
Tons Net
153
Launched
19 12 1925
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Hp
96 HP
Registered
04 02 1925
Signal Letters
GTVX
Knots
11 K
Registered LADY BERYL H283 Owners 1925 -1935 Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers
  OCEAN DUKE H283 Owners 04 11 1935 Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
  STELLA RIGEL H283 Owners 28 03 1938 Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd Hull
  HMT STELLA RIGEL Owners 02 09 1939 - Admiralty  Requisition
  ALAMEIN H283 Owners 08 06 1945 Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd
    Owners 06 02 1949 Yolland Bros Milford Haven
  LADY OLWEN H283 Owners 04 08 1949 St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
  REMINDO GY252 Owners 1952 G F Sleight - Grimsby
    Owners  
Fate : 28 04 1955 Whilst sheltering at anchor off the Faroe Islands the anchor chain broke and the vessel was driven onto the rocks, the Ben Meidie SN340 also at anchor came to assist but after having no time to launch their lifeboat before the vessel slipped off the rocks, 3 men were rescued from the water a further eleven were found clinging to a liferaft, one man was swept away and a further 3 died on the way to Thorshaven.
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Sept 1939
FY 657
Minesweeper
July 1945
 

 

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CREWMEN
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DUFFIELD ARTHUR . OCEAN DUKE H283 . Skipper 1937 Stranding of vessel 3 months suspended certificate
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Board Of Trade Inquiry 29th and 30th June and the 2nd of July 1937

Enquiry, into the circumstances attending the stranding of the British steam trawler "Ocean Duke" of Hull, official number 149058, at Kraakeneset, which resulted in serious damage to the vessel.

The Court having carefully inquired into the circumstances attending the above-mentioned shipping casualty finds, that the stranding was caused by the wrongful act and default of Arthur Duffield, the skipper of the steam trawler "Ocean Duke."

The stranding was found to be through wrongful act of Skipper Duffield in failing to identify a buoy resulting in serious damage of the vessel. The skipper ought to have obtained the services of a Norwegian pilot before trying to navigate the fjord. Certificate suspended for 3 months.