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HISTORY OF HULLS FISHING HERITAGE
 

 

ARCTIC CORSAIR

The Arctic Corsair H320 one of Hulls last remaining fishing vessels and museum

1840 - 1900 Hull Sailing Smack Era
 
The origins of Trawl Fishing
Brixham fishermen and the start of the migration to other ports
1840 - Hull to Selby Railway Completed
1837 - 1843 - The exact date is unknown but it was around this time the silver pits was discovered
Smacks Arrive in Hull
 
The Birth of Hull as a Fishing Port
 
The Smacks
 
A Smacks Crew
Life Aboard a Smack
1865 - Hulls first steam carriers Lord Albert Paget and the Wellesley join the fleet .
Apprentices
Aug 1867 - First Hull Smacks Fish off the Faeroe`s .
Early Fishing Grounds
1876 - Hull steam fishing & Ice Co Formed .
Proposal to ban trawling 1863
1880 - Gt Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd Formed
St Andrews Dock
 
Dec 1882 - ZODIAC - first screw propulsion steam trawler built in Hull by Earles .
 
   

 

.1885 - 1988 Steam Age and the Sidewinders
.1885 - Hulls First Purpose Built Steam Trawler IRRAWADDY H1479 Joins fleet
Steam Arrives in Hull
 
08 Feb 1889 - First Hull Steam Trawler to be lost ADVENTURE H1500.
Evolution Of The Steam Trawler
 
Great Gale of 1894
18 May 1899 - First Hull Steam Trawler lost off the coast of Iceland RICHARD SIMPSON H91 .
The Begining Of Confrontations - Iceland
 
The North Sea Incident 1904 ( Russian Outrage )
 
   


 

The Great War 1914 - 1918
04 Aug 1914 - War Declared Hull Vessels Requisitioned for war service .
Trawlers Requisitioned for war service
 
Hull War Trawlers
 
Vessels Built For The Admiralty Sold to Hull Owners
 
RNR(T) Awards
 
Fishing During Wartime WWI
 
Hull Fishery Reserve Vessels
 
Great War Hull Fishing Vessel Losses
 
   

 

POST GREAT WAR TRAWLING
Hull Steam Trawler Losses Close to Home
 
 
1938 Pre War Hull Fleet List
 
   

 

WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945 .
03 Sept 1939 - War Declared Hull Vessels Requisitioned for war service .
Trawlermen go to War
 
 
HMS EUROPA - Royal Navy Patrol Service ( Lowestoft )
 
RNPS - Memorial
 
RNPS - Museum
ADMIRALTY VESSELS HULL MEN SERVED ON
HMT FLUELLEN
HMT DEODAR
 
   

 

 

POST WWII TRAWLING
26 Jan 1955 - Hull Trawlers RODERIGO H135 & LORELLA H455 Lost .
COD WAR I - 1 Sept - 12 Nov 1958
Jan - Feb 1968 - Hull triple trawler tragedy - ST ROMANUS H223 - ROSS CLEVELAND H61 - KINGSTON PERIDOT H591 Lost in gale force conditions .
COD WAR II - 1 Sept 1972 - 08 Nov 1973
 
COD WAR III - Nov 1975 - June 1976
 
COD WAR - LET BATTLE COMMENCE
08 Feb 1974 - Hull Stern trawler GAUL H243 missing in gales .
   
 
   

 

HULLS STERN FISHING FLEET .
30 June 1961 - LORD NELSON H330 Hulls first Stern Trawler enters the fleet .
STERN TRAWLER HISTORY
 
FALKLANDS REQUISITIONED HULL TRAWLERS
 
   
 

 

Hulls Post Fishing Years .
VOYAGE STATUE