Fern GW 14

Built 1891  Great Grimsby Coop Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd ,Grimsby as  "Brazilian" (Iron)
   
Yard No  
   
Owner at New Great Grimsby Coop Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby (Samuel Henry Clark manager)
   
ID no 96250
   
Launch Date 1891
   
Completed 05.1891
   
Gross Tons 174
   
Nett Tons 84
   
Engine 50 hp  T.3-cyl by  Great Grimsby Coop Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby
   
Length 108ft
   
Breadth 20.6ft
   
Depth 10.8ft
 
Owners  
27.05.1891 Registered at Grimsby GY 321
03.07.1891 Mortgaged by Great Grimsby Coop Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby  (A).
03.07.1891 Mortgagee: John Winteringham (Solicitor) Grimsby to secure £2500 & interest @ 6%.
14.03.1892 Mortgaged by Great Grimsby Coop Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby  (B)
14.03.1892 Mortgagee: Arthur Henry Leslie Melville (Solicitor) Lincoln secure £1000 & interest @5%.
22.01.1894 George Lowe Alward appointed manager.
22.01.1894 Mortgage (A) transferred to William Nainby, Thorngaby Hall Lincolnshire.
30.03.1898 Owned by Great Central Co-operative Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby (George Lowe Alward, manager) (Company renamed)
14.04.1899 Mortgage (B) discharged.
04.05.1899 Mortgage (A) discharged.
05.1899 Owned by Danish owners.
04.05.1899 Grimsby registry closed.
05.1899 Renamed "GRIMSNES"
05.1900 Owned by Thomas Ridley Oswald, Milford Haven (owner/manager) 
29.05.1900 Renamed "BRAZILIAN"
29.05.1900 Registered at Milford Haven M 154
23.6.1900 Arrived Milford in tow of steam trawler "Dowlais" M 148 (Skipper Frederick Hardisty) having suffered engine damage some 60 miles W byxS from St. Annís Head. 
15.11.1900 Off  Dock, in harbour at Milford Haven (Skipper A. Abbey) ran into steam trawler "Japonica" M 133 damaging stem and bow plates. 
29.08.1901 When some 170 miles W by S of St. Annís Head suffered broken propeller shaft. 
1903 Fleet of Thomas R. Oswald transferred to Swansea.  
29.01.1904 At anchor in strong SW breeze (Skipper W. Postle).  Anchor watch failed to keep proper lookout, dragged and stranded at 05.50.  am.  Refloated at 10.00pm under own power.
1905 Owned by Rhondda Fishing Co Ltd, London
23.10.1905 Milford registry closed
1905 Registered at Swansea SA 6
1906 Insured by Rhondda Fishing Co Ltd for £2,250
1906 Owned by Glasgow Steam Trawling Co Ltd,  Glasgow (Charles Finlay Paton owner/manager)
1907 Swansea registry closed.
1907 Renamed "FERN"
1906 Registered at Glasgow GW 14.
15.07.1907 Stranded and wrecked at Sanaigmore Bay, Islay West Coast of Scotland. Skipper Cook & crew rescued.