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SHAKESPEARE H994
Built
1908
Earles Shipbuilders Hull
Off Number
128112
Length Ft
111.3
Tons Gross
202
Yard Number
548
Breadth Ft
22.6
Tons Net
Launched
31.8.08
Engine Builder
Hp
HP
Registered
21 9.08
Draught
12.10
Knots
K
Registered SHAKESPEARE H994 Owners 21 09 1908 - Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull - Charles Hellyer manager
    Collision 18 10 1911 North sea. Damage to our Bulwark and stanchions on starboard side. Through the SS Leonato H41 of Hull coming stern first into us.
    Collision 29 10 1911 North Sea. Damage to our stern and plates on starboard bow. Through the SS Dromeo H102 of Hull approaching the cutter on her lee quarter and failing to get her astern.
    Owners 23 06 1917 - Register closed sunk by submarine
    Owners  
Fate : 7 Feb 1917 Sunk by Submarine North Sea Firth of Forth
 

 

There were 3 members of the crew of the Shakespeare listed as prisoners of war, whilst possibly in a different detention centre than those in the article below, it is quite likely they suffered they same conditions.

HULL FISHERMEN PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY - HDM Dated Jun 01 1915
APPEAL THROUGH THE "MAIL "
We have received the following appeal from members of the crews of the Hull Trawlers Duke of Wellington and Euclid. "just a line from me and our crews asking you if you could oblige us by appealing to the fishermen of Hull for a subscription as we are all destitute. We have neither tobacco , cigarettes nor anything else as we lost everything when we were sunk by torpedo boat. We are the only two crews interned in Germany from Hull, but there are plenty from Grimsby and Aberdeen. We alkl think that there will be plenty of our pals who would like to help us in Hull. And as we have to buy our own soap to wash our clothes, and anything extra we want, being without the means of buying the same, and thinking any small contribution, would help us tide over our difficulty. Reading, clothes and cigarette papers would also be thankfully received, as it cost nothing for postage for a parcel or letter. We would be grateful if through your valuable paper, you would give our best respects to our fellow townsmen and our fishermen friends, wishing every success to the fishing industry. We are all in the best of health, and as far as we are all concerned, we cannot complain of our treatment here. Signed on behalf of ourselves and our shipmates 18 in number, members of the crews of the Duke of Wellington and Euclid.
THOMAS MILLS , T RICHARDSON, A SCHOFIELD, SYDNEY SMITH, JOHN CONSADINE, ROBERT WOOLRIDGE, C SEWELL, A R HARMER
P.S Our address is C/O Thomas Mills , Civil prisoner of war, Stadtvogtei, Germany.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Address / Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation / Relationship
Date/ Scource
Detail
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WINDAS HENRY . SHAKESPEARE H994 . Skipper 11 Feb 1909 .
BRANTON W . SHAKESPEARE H994 . Second Hand 11 Feb 1909 .
HARRISON J . SHAKESPEARE H994 . Bosun 11 Feb 1909 .
ZELICK J . SHAKESPEARE H994 . Third Hand 11 Feb 1909 .
LYNN J . SHAKESPEARE H994 . Fourth Hand 11 Feb 1909 .
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BRYON ARNIE E . SHAKESPEARE H994 . Skipper 7 Feb 1917 Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth- CWG Listed as BYRON
. . . 346 St.George's Rd, Hull . . . Birth 1879 Iceland as Arni Eyjólfsson- received his skippers ticket in Iceland in 1896, moved to England 1899 where he changed his name to Arnie Bryon, received his UK skippers ticket in 1902.
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FARNSWORTH JAMES ARTHUR 28 SHAKESPEARE H994 . Third Hand 17 Feb 1917 Lost with vessel due to enemy action Firth of Forth
. . . 26 Brighton Tce, Adelaide St Hull . . . Husband of Mary Ann Farnsworth (nee Graby), Son of James Arthur and Mary Ada Farnsworth
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HARRISON
JAMES
40
SHAKESPEARE H994
Bradford
Mate
7 Feb 1917 Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . 13 Flinton St, Hull . . . Husband of F Harrison
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HUTCHINSON JOHN WILLIAM 30 SHAKESPEARE H994 . Chief Engineer 7 Feb 1917 Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . 4, Calthorpe Gardens, Newington St., Hull . . . .
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LAWRENCE . 31 SHAKESPEARE H994 . Second Engineer 7 Feb 1917 Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . 8A, Bedford Place, Liquorpond St., Boston, Lincs . . . Husband of Mrs. E. Lawrence
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LEE JOHN 26 SHAKESPEARE H994 Ramsgate Deckhand 7 Feb 1917 Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . 95, St. Paul's St., Hull . . . Son of the late Joseph and Harriet Lee; husband of Maud Lee (nee Allen)
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NORTON ALBERT HENRY 25 SHAKESPEARE H994 Hornsea, E Yorks Sparehand 7 Feb 1917 Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . Pretoria Avenue, Flinton St., Hull . . . Husband of Ellen Norton (nee O'Connell)
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WESTGATE ALBERT GEORGE 27 SHAKESPEARE H944 Yarmouth Sparehand 07 Feb 1917 Lost with 8 other crewmen -Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . 44 Division Rd Hull . . . Husband of Hilda Maude Westgate (nee Elletson)
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WILLIAMS ERNEST 32 SHAKESPEARE H994 Cudworth Barnsley Bosun 07 Feb 1917 Lost with 8 other crewmen - Vessel Sunk by submarine Firth of Forth
. . . 2 Princes Ave West Dock St . . . Husband of Ethel May Williams (nee Pearson)
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SURVIVORS TAKEN PRISONER
ANDERSON HAROLD . SHAKESPEARE H994 1880 - Cook WWI Prisoner Of War - Harold Cook Anderson ?
. . . 52 Devon Street, Hull . . . .
CROSS JOHN WILLIAM . SHAKESPEARE H994 1887 Sparehand WWI Prisoner Of War
. . . 6 Flinton Grove, Flinton St Hull . . . .
PARTINGTON RICHARD J . SHAKESPEARE H994 1899 Trimmer WWI Prisoner Of War
. . . 14 Richmond Tce, Argle St, Hull . . . .
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