Ashore at Freshwater West  Pembrokeshire  May 1906

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Mike Bennett Collection

                      Manorbier Castle SA 25                     

Built 1898     Edwards Bros Ltd, North Shields (Iron)
Yard No 565
Owner at New Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd, London (George Hogarth Douglas Birt, Milford Haven manager)
ID no 108322
Launch Date 1898
Completed 03.1898
Gross Tons 153
Nett Tons 53
Engine 56 hp   T.3-cyl by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland  
Length 105.5ft
Breadth 20.8ft
Depth 10.9ft


03.1898 Registered at London  LO 164
27.05.1906 Ran ashore at Freshwater West  Pembrokeshire.
12.06.1906 Salved by the Rouse family of Hazelbeach Pembrokeshire.
13.08.1906 Owned by Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd, Swansea (Crawford Heron manager)
08.1906 London registry closed.
13.08.1906 Registered at Swansea SA 25
16.12.1908 Owned by John Cairns, St Margaretís Fife  & James William Petersen,  Edinburgh (James William Petersen owner/manager).
01.06.1909 Mortgaged by John Cairns, St Margaretís Fife & James William Petersen Edinburgh  (A).
01.06.1909 Mortgagee Royal Bank of Scotland, Granton Square Edinburgh
13.12.1911 Mortgaged by John Cairns, St Margaretís Fife & James William Petersen Edinburgh  (B).
 13.12.1911 Mortgagee William Annan, Edinburgh.
11.01.1912 Mortgages (A) & (B) discharged.
11.01.1912 Owned by Thomas Stephen, Aberdeen   (owner/manager)
11.01.1912 Swansea registry closed
15.01.1912 Registered at Aberdeen A.439
06.1915 Requisitioned and converted to a Boom Defence Vessel based at Scapa Flow, Orkney, later converted to Accommodation ship.
10.1918 Owned by Charles Dobson, Grimsby (owner/manager).
07.10.1918 Aberdeen registry closed.
10.10.1918 Registered at Grimsby GY 1213
1920 Returned to Owners              
12.1921 Sold as scrap.
 05.12.1921 Grimsby registry closed.