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St CHAD H20
Built
1955
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
186698
Length Ft
160.5
Tons Gross
575
Yard Number
908
Breadth Ft
30.5
Tons Net
210
Launched
22 June 1955
Hp
1050HP
Registered
06 01 1956
Engine Builder
Mirrlees Bicketon & Day
Knots
13K
Registered St CHAD H20 Owners 1955 St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
    Owners 24 Oct 1968 Boston Deep Sea Fisheries
    Owners  
Fate : 30 Mar 1973 Grounded Ritur Huk Isafjord Iceland
 

Fact File

28 Dec 1959 The St Chad was towed into Tromso Norway by a salvage tug with a trawl wire wrapped around her propellor

06 Mar 1973 She was one of nine vessels in a 36 hour period that reported harassment from Icelandic Gunboats.

 

 

On 30 Mar 1973 whilst sheltering at Ritur Huk on the north western coast of Iceland the St CHAD H20 was forced upon the rocks of the fjord. There where severe snow blizzards and gales blowing which decreased visibility and hampered rescue attempts. After the rescue there was still controversy as the Othello entered Isaforjd to land the shipwrecked crewmen she was jeered by crowds of youths, and whilst there was no attempt to stop her landing she only remaind in port for five minutes, the Othello faced a list of alleged breaches of the 50 mile fishing zone. The skipper and mate of the St Chad remained Aboard the Othello also in fear of been arrested for illegal fishing.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
HALL ERNIE . St CHAD H20 . Skipper Mar 1956 .
Mc HASTIE WILLIAM . St CHAD H20 . Skipper 1973 Survivor of grounding
HOUGH M . F . St CHAD H20 . Mate 1958 .
DODSLEY RONNIE . St CHAD H20 . Mate 1973 Survivor of grounding
WHURR ARTHUR 24 St CHAD H20 . Bosun 1973 Survivor of grounding
CHAPMAN CLEGG F . St CHAD H20 . Spare Hand 1964 / 1968 .
FINN CLIVE . St CHAD H20 . Spare Hand 1973 Survivor of grounding
MYSKO VLADIMIR 27 St CHAD H20 . Spare Hand Dec 1970 .Monk.
02 Dec 1970 Vladimir was flow home from the St Chad which was fishing off Iceland, a devastating fire had broke out at his Hull home. Three of Vladimirs children died in the blaze. VLADIMIR aged 6 months, GEORGINA aged 4 Yrs and PAUL aged 6 yrs. Vladimirs wife Lily aged 25 and daughter Amanda aged 8 yrs survived the blaze.
KELLY K . St CHAD H20 . Deckhand Mar 1956 .
CHADBURN KEITH . St CHAD H20 . Deckhand 1960`s .
MINNS WALTER . St CHAD H20 . Chief Engineer Mar 1956 .
GOMERSALL J . St CHAD H20 . Trimmer Mar 1956  
FIELD ARTHUR 54 St CHAD H20 . . 1973 Survivor of grounding
OLIVER STEPHEN 16 St CHAD H20 . . 1973 Survivor of grounding
. . . . . . 1973 Survivor of grounding
DAY HARRY . St CHAD H20 . . . .
Jack . . Second Engineer . Cockney Jack