Trawlers

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Discovery of the Silver pit in 1835 The first trawlers off the North East coast around Scarborough were not local fishermen. Instead they came from Southern ports such as Brixham or Lowestoft. Both Barking and Brixham claim the first use of the Be...

Each family & company had their own steam boiler funnel design.  Here are a few from Scarborough: ApplebyBrogden     Cammish    Connie Cooperative    Cra...

The history of the Hatherleigh, side winder trawler. An article by Matthew Newsome about the history of the Hatherleigh. She had a strong connection with Scarborough up until the end of 2013 as she was owned by a member of the Scarborough Sub-Aqua...

The loss of the Scarborough trawler Heritage in 1993 Fishermen and their families are aware of the dangers in the industry. Yet when tragedy strikes it always seems so unexpected. They somehow think accidents will happen to others - it won't h...

This is a story from Scarborough College Magazine 1959-62 by D.N. Brown Va By fishing I don't mean a weekend escapade with rod and line, or mooning by a river or lake trying to catch Monday's dinner, but deep sea fishing in trawlers th...

Morning Star The following was provided by Richard and Sally Hunt. Its a picture of the steam trawler SH61 the 'Morning Star'. Sally was researching her family tree and the picture. Her great uncle worked on the Morning Star and also three...

 FISHING BOAT PORT REGISTRATION LETTERS A Aberdeen AA Alloa AB  Aberystwyth AD Ardrossan AH Arbroath AR Ayr B  Belfast BA  Ballantrae BCK Buckie BD  Bideford BE  Barnstaple BF Banff ...

Two prominent Scarborough people accompany a trawler in Iceland In September 1927 a couple of prominent Scarborians left the town to accompany an Icelandic trawler - the Lord Weir - in a three week round trip. They were Mr Harry Whitehead (son of ...

The Raincliffe School Anchor - caught in a trawler net Fishing with the "Linda Louise" off the east coast of Scotland one calm summer's day in 1982, getting towards the end of a 4/5 day fishing trip, we snagged our trawl on what we t...

SH registered vessels - list made by Tony East - 2016 SH.1. Madalia. K.B. Steve Emmerson. Sk.S Emmerson. SH.1. Dandy. 1863. 1St PaddleTr. Willington Quay. H Wyrill/J Woodall. Sh. ...

Two Scarborough trawler skippers receive bad news In 1934, wireless receivers were a relatively new phenonoma. They had all sorts of important uses. For centuries gone past the trawlermen were cut off from their families. In bad weather the wiv...

Most trawlers were sunk by U-Boats in World War I after their crews were allowed to leave. Some fishermen were on board several sunken trawlers during the war. Very few died. Fishermen would rather come up against a German U-Boat than a German mi...

Trawling From the book North Sea fishers and Fighters - by Walter Wood 1911 Seasons of the year Sailing cod smacks worked on three different grounds according to the season of the year. These seasons and places were: 1. October to Christm...

The early trawlers - Yarmouth and Barking and Brixham From the book North Sea fishers and Fighters - by Walter Wood 1911 Yarmouth was the cradle of the beam trawling. From that famous old port the first of the beam equipped smacks sailed, and i...

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