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PROME H88
Built
1897
Edward Bros North Shields
Off Number
108521
Length Ft
105.0
Tons Gross
141
Yard Number
546
Breadth Ft
20.6
Tons Net
44
Launched
02 03 1897
Draught
10.9
Hp
HP
Registered
Apr 1897
Engine Builder
N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Knots
K
Registered PROME FD 150 Owners 01 04 1897 Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Manchester - Fleetwood Register
    Collision 15 06 1904 North Sea. Slight damage to our stern. Through collision with ST Mandalay H77 of Hull
  . Collision 21 07 1905 North Sea. Collision with the steam trawler Wren H215 of Hull
Renamed PROME H88 Owners 07 04 1899 George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers
    Register 12 05 1899 Fleetwood Register closed
    . 09 08 1909 Hull register closed lost
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Fate : 22 07 1909 Sunk in North Sea after collision with The Bristol Barque Gladys 11 Lives lost 9 crewmen and two boys on pleasure trip, one the skippers son.
 

prome

25 May 1899 Wilhelmshaven : A fishery cruiser has brought into this port the English trawler Prome of Fleetwood for trawling within forbidden limits of Amrum

22 07 1909 The Hull Trawler Prome H88 was out fishing in the North Sea on the Dogger Bank with the Gamecock Fleet. This was skipper William Allon`s first trip aboard this vessel. When she was in collision with the Bristol Barque Gladys. After been with the fleet for 31 days she was due to return to Hull on Sunday 25th. News of the loss was received by telegram from Frederikstadt Norway were the Barque Gladys had arrived on Saturday 24th, One of the Gamecocks cutters also sent a telegram on her arrival at London to the effect that the Prome had been sunk and all lives feared lost. Although several trawlers returned from the fleet news was vague, as approx 50 - 60 vessels in the fleet had not witnessed the collision. On Sunday about 10pm the trawler Robin H4 entered the dock and a crewman stated the Prome had been lost, the word soon spread and by 11 o`clock that evening the families and relatives of the men started a vigile at the lock head awaiting further news of the tragedy, hoping the crew had been saved, others went to the offices of the owners. The first to arrive was the sweatheart of the engineer.  Further reports stated that the barque after passing through the fleet on reaching the vessels on the outer edge had run down the Prome cutting into her amidships, the Prome sank within three minutes with all her crew. The Gladys had launched her boat, before conveying the events to the trawler Snipe H133 ( Skipper T H Lewis ) who was also fishing with the fleet, the Snipe immediately went to the scene and although found wreckage there was no sign of life or bodies.

03 Nov 1909 Admiralty Court: Sir John Bigham,  Action from the owners of the Prome and the legal representitives of the Master and crew of the Prome against the owners of the Bristol barque Gladys: The action was for a claim and counter claim in respect of the collision between the Prome and the Gladys. it was stated that the Prome was stationary about 9am on Thursday 22nd hauling up her fishing gear, the weather was fine and there was good visibility. The Gladys ( John Anscott Evans, master ) was doing about 8 or nine knots. When she ran into the Prome, the owners of the Gladys denied responsibility for the collision stating the Prome had a bad lookout and for not keeping out of her way. It was further stated that the trawler was not noticed by those onboard the Gladys ( there was no look-out on the forecastle ) untill there was only a distance of between 100 and 120 yards between the two vessels. The master of the Gladys gave an order to put the helm hard a port intending to pass under the trawlers stern, but the order was too late and the vessel ran into the prome which sank with all hands within three minutes. His Lordship stated that the evidence made it quite clear to his mind, that before the collision there was no "look-out" kept on the Gladys or, at any rate a very bad one. The trawler had her trawls cut and was thereby rendered stationary, as if she were an anchored ship. She was an encumbered vessel, and practibaly im-movable. It appeared to his lordship to be a fortiatori case, and he gave judgement in favour of the plaintiffs.

  The owners of the Gladys sent the following letter to Messrs Kelsall Bros and Beeching owners of the Prome.  Gentlemen - We have just received a letter from the Captain of our vessel Gladys, informing us of the collision with the steam trawler Prome. Without admitting any liability for the collision we write to ask you to kindly express our deepest sympathy with the relatives of the unfortunate crewwho have been lost through the collision;. Yours faifully.  Shaw Saville & Co

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Address / Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation / Relationship
Date/ Scource
Detail
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ALLON WILLIAM 45 PROME H88 . Skipper 22 Jul 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
. . . 8 Myrtle Gr, Brighton St . . . . .
ALLON WILLIAM 12 PROME H88 . Skippers Son 22 Jul 1909 Pleasure Trip Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
. . . 8 Myrtle Gr, Brighton St . . . . .
BELLAMY C . PROME H88 . Cook 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
. . . 2 Wilfred Tce , Westbourne St . . . .
COOKE W . PROME H88 . Third Hand 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys - Cook ?
. . . Edith Terrace  Brighton St ( Lodgings ) . . . .
GREY G . PROME H88 . Deckhand 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys  Gray ?
. . . 45 Wellsted St . . . .
LATUS JOSEPH 30 PROME H88 . Fireman 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
. . . 4 Cleveland Tce, Victor St . . . .
LAWRENCE HENRY . PROME H88 . Mate 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
. . . 3 Ferry Boat Hill Gorlston - Lodging at the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen Hessle Rd . . . .
REA ARTHUR 24 PROME H88 . Chief Engineer 22 July 1909 Vessel lost with all hands after collision with the British barque Gladys - Arthur was injured during the Russian outrage on the Crane  Oct 1904 - Awarded the Albert Medal
. . . 76 Eton St . . . .
ROBINSON WILLIAM 31 PROME H88 . Bosun 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys -  Leaves five children his wife having died recently.
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12 Rhoda Tce Strickland St
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STEAD F R 21 PROME H88 . Second Engineer 22 July 1909 Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
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. . . PROME H88 . Engineers Nephew 22 July 1909 Pleasure Trip - Lost with all hands after collision with Barque Gladys
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CASSON W . PROME H88 . Skipper 26 Feb 1900 .
EASTWOOD C . PROME H88 . Skipper 26 Feb 1900 .
WORRELL W G . PROME H88 . Skipper 26 Feb 1900 .
CANTWELL T . PROME H88 . Skipper 26 Feb 1900 .
DEAN A . PROME H88 . Second Hand 26 Feb 1900 .
BALLS H . PROME H88 . Bosun 26 Feb 1900 .
DURRANT T . PROME H88 . Third Hand 26 Feb 1900 .
KELLY M . PROME H88 . Fourth Hand 26 Feb 1900 .
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