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STELLA CANOPUS H244 ( GKQR )
Built
1946
Cochrane & Sons Ltd Selby
Off Number
180482
Length Ft
177.6
Tons Gross
579
Yard Number
1311
Breadth Ft
30.2
Tons Net
216
Launched
06 12 1945
Draught
15.1
Hp
166HP
Registered
Engine Builder
Knots
K
Registered NORTHELLA H244 Owners 1946 J Marr & Sons Ltd Hull
  STELLA CANOPUS H244 Owners 25 June 1948 East Riding Trawlers Ltd ( Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd Hull )
    Owners 1957 Derwent Trawlers Ltd Grimsby
    Owners 1957 Alsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby
  ROSS CANOPUS H244 Owners 1965 Ross Trawlers Ltd Grimsby
    Owners 1965 Hudson Brothers Hull
    Owners  
Fate : 22 July 1967 Sailed for Scrapping Ghent
 

Fact File

22 Jan 1949

After been on the slipway for her survey the Stella Canopus was refloated on the afternoon of Jan 22 1949.

The main discharge valve had been removed by Broady`s for refurbishing while the vessel was on the slip and due to be replaced on the sunday morning, the removal had left a hole in the side of the trawler about a foot above the water line. This would normally not be a danger to the vessel, she had been moored on dryside in the extention dock adjacent to the coal loading crane. Over time as coal had been loaded onto many trawlers some had fallen into the dock near the coal crane and A ledge had formed right under where the Stella Canopus had been moored. On the sunday morning a large number of trawlers arrived for the monday market and entered the dock the gates where left open for a considerable time allowing the dock level to fall further than was normal.

As the level of the water in the dock fell the Stella Canopus settled on the ledge of coal she then started to heal over allowing water to enter the vessel resulting in her capsize.

The fish dock tugs Bernie and Kiero witnessing the capsize along with the water boat moved alongside the trawler in an attempt to prop her up and prevent her complete submersion. Workers from Humber St. Andrews Engineering Company who had been working on vessel close by went on board the Stella Canopus to secure wires to the dock side in an effort to hold the vessel up.  Due to the actions of the vessels and workmen with the use of pumps the Stella Canopus was gradually righted, the missing valve was replaced and the trawler returned to the slip for inspection, after some repairs she was soon returned to sea.

Boys Stowaway on Hull trawler
SCHOLE`S - FREDERICK 13 ( Stowaway ) 17 Jan 1956 Two schoolboys were found by the crew of the Stella Canopus while outward bound for the fishing grounds the boyes Frederick Scholes and Gordon, Stainton, remained on board the vessel for the duration of the trip when the skipper decided to continue the journey and not return to Hull. Athough he did inform the owners by radio that the boys had been found. Frederick Scholes father Was lost earlier on the Stella Polaris
STAINTON - GORDON - STANLEY 14 ( Stowaway ) 17 Jan 1956, Gordon Stainton had one leg amputated below the knee and either has to use crutches or a wooden leg

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
TENNYSON DON . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Skipper 1956 .
GAY PHILIP . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Skipper Mar 1967 Later Lost on the Ross Cleveland
SANDERSON . . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Mate / Second Hand . .
WHUR LEN . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Sparehand . .
WEAVER CHICK . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Sparehand . .
NEEVE LES . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Sparehand . .
WAUDBY KEN . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Sparehand . .
HANSEL KEN . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Deckie Learner . .
ATKINSON ALAN . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Deckie Learner . .
GAY ERNIE . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Plesure Trip . .
CARTER C F . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . . . .
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KERSEY J . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Skipper 19 03 53 -20 07 53 .
COLES JAMES RODERICK . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Cooks Assistant 29 01 53 - 31 01 53 01 02 53 - 17 03 53
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ATKINSON J . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . . 1953 / 1955 .
GRAYBURN FRED . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Fireman 19 03 53 - 20 07 53 .
COLES RODERICK . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Sparehand 26 08 1961 - 15 09 1961 .
COLES RODERICK . STELLA CANOPUS H244 . Sparehand 17 11 1961 - 11 12 1961 .
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