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GAUL H243 ( GPAH )
Built
1972
Brooke Marine Lowestoft
Off Number
338111
Length Ft
216.9
Tons Gross
1106
Yard Number
375
Breadth Ft
40.2
Tons Net
411
Launched
06 Dec 1971
Engine Builder
English Elec Ruston Paxman Diesel
Hp
BHP 2600
Registered
03 08 1972
Knots
K 13.5
Registered RANGER CASTOR SN 18 Owners Ranger Fishing Co Ltd North Shields
Renamed GAUL H243 Owners British United Trawlers ( Purchased 15 Oct 1973 )
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Surname
Christian
Age
Address / Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation / Relationship
Date/ Scource
Detail
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ATKINSON RAYMOND 25 GAUL H243 . Factory hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 58 Division Rd Hull . . . .
BOWLES RONALD 25 GAUL H243 . Second Engineer 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 11 Somerset Gardens, Wallsend Essex . . . .
BRIGGS CLIFFORD 59 GAUL H243 . Plant Operator . 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 44 Seaton Rd Hessle . . . .
BROOM SYDNEY 26 GAUL H243 . Second Mate 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 26 Knightscourt Orchard Park Est . . . .
CHISHOLM JOHN 33 GAUL H243 . Third Mate 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . Queen Mary Hostel Hull . . . .
CHISHOLM ROBERT 34 GAUL H243 . Sparehand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 7 Jubilee Tce Subway St . . . .
CLARK PAUL E 22 GAUL H243 . Sparehand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . Woods Lane Cottingham . . . .
COLLIER STANLEY T 39 GAUL H243 . Factory Chargehand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 19 Cheriton Close Bransholme . . . .
DOONE JOHN 34 GAUL H243 Burnley Lancs W/T Operator 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . Burnley Lancashire . . . .
DUDDING BRIAN 23 GAUL H243 . Sparehand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 21 Lisset Grove N Hull . . . .
GARDNER JAMES 52 GAUL H243 . Fourth Engineer 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . Holmthorpe Orchard Park Est . . . .
GRUNDY ERIC 41 GAUL H243 . Factory hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 122 Barrington Ave Cottingham Rd . . . .
HACKETT TIMOTHY 22 .GAUL H243 . Assistant Engineer 08 Feb 1974 . Missing lost with all hands
. . . 181 Coltman St Hull . . . .
HEYWOOD JOHN 23 GAUL H243 . Sparehand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 5 Ceylon St Hull . . . .
JONES WILLIAM  E 26 GAUL H243 . G P HAND 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 10 Camerton Grove Preston Road Hull . . . .
MAGEE TERENCE . GAUL H243 . Factory Manager 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 117 Saffrondale Hessle . . . .
Mc LELLAN JAMES C 17 GAUL H243 . Factory hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 51 Linskill House N Shields . . . .
NAULLS COLIN E 32 GAUL H243 . Spare hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 58 West Dock Avenue Hull . . . .
NELLIST PETER 43 GAUL H243 . Skipper 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 2 Mead Walk Anlaby . . . .
NILSSON RAYMOND C 41 GAUL H243 . Factory Chargehand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 67 Syke St Hull . . . .
NORTH WILLIAM T 26 GAUL H243 . Factory hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 103 Somerset St Hull . . . .
O`BRIEN JAMES W 27 GAUL H243 . Spare hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 122 Askew Ave Hull . . . .
O`BRIEN JOHN R 38 GAUL H243 . Chief Engineer 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 26 Wathill Ave N Shields . . . .
PETERSEN NEIL 20 GAUL H243 . Cook 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 20 Tonbridge Ave N Shields . . . .
RILEY J  FREDERICK 48 GAUL H243 . Sparehand 08 Feb 1974 .Lost with vessel
. . . 143 Coltman Street Hull . . . .
SHEPPARD THOMAS 53 GAUL H243 . Factory hand 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 175 Milldane Orchard Park Hull . . . .
SMITH CLARENCE 45 GAUL H243 . Factory Hand 08 Feb 1974 . Missing lost with all hands
. . . Dulverton Close . . . .
SPURGEON MAURICE 37 GAUL H243 . Mate
08 Feb 1974
Missing lost with all hands
. . . Faversham Ave Anlaby Park . . . .
STRAKER KARL 17 GAUL H243 . Cooks Assistant 08 Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 78 Eton St . . . .
TRACEY THOMAS W 24
GAUL H243
Sparehand
08 Feb 1974
Missing lost with all hands
. . . 83 Wellstead St Hull . . . .
WALES JAMES V 29 GAUL H243 . 3rd Engineer 08th Feb 1974 Missing lost with all hands
. . . 11 Rosetree Crt North Shields . . . .
WHEATER DAVID A 25 GAUL H243 . Second Cook 08 Feb 1974 Lost with vessel
. . . 7 Java Tce Eton Street . . . .
WILSON
HAROLD W F
. GAUL H243 . . 08 Feb 1974 Lost with all hands missing
. . . 16 Ealing Close Ings Rd . . . .
WOOD
HARRY S
53
GAUL H243
Sparehand
08 Feb 1974
Missing lost with all hands
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Flat 3 / 14 Albert Ave Hull
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WOODHOUSE
JAMES W
45
GAUL H243
Mechanic
08 Feb 1974
Missing lost with all hands
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47 Dorkin Tce N Shields
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WORNER
ALBERT
43
GAUL H243
G P Hand
08 Feb 1974
Missing lost with all hands
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44 Bewholme Grove Marfleet Hull
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SUDDABY ERNEST . GAUL H243 . Skipper . .
PETTY GEORGE . GAUL H243 . Mate . George Petty was put ashore on the outward journey in Lodingen due to illness he was replaced at Tromso on the 28th by Maurice Spurgeon. John Haywood also joined the vessel on its outward journey
HAYWOOD JOHN . GAUL H243 . . . .
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In February 1974 the Hull Trawler the FV Gaul disappeared without trace while fishing in the Arctic waters North of Norway. 36 men perished with the vessel and the mysterious disappearence of this modern well equipped vessel would start a 30 year search for answers. Many believed it was impossible for such a vessel to disappear without trace and no communication, from the first day conspiracy theories of spying and the vessel been held by the Russian authorities emerged. After 2 enquiries and a extensive underwater survey a final report would not be published till 2004, thirty years after the vessels loss.

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