From a painting by George Race

Somerville GN 64

Built 1891    Mackie & Thomson Ltd,  Govan  (Iron)
Yard No 20
Owner at New William S. Letten, Grimsby (owner/manager)
ID no 96241
Launch Date 27.02.1891
Completed 02.1891
Gross Tons 149
Nett Tons 48
Engine 45 hp   T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow
Length 100.5ft
Breadth 20.5ft
Depth 10.7ft


26.03.1891 Registered at Grimsby GY 301.
1896 Owned by Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (William S. Letten manager).
09.03.1896 Arrived in Grimsby and reported the loss of deckhand William Carroll two days early in heavy seas.
15.06.1896 Skipper fined 200 kroner & 100 kroner costs at a court in Copenhagen, for fishing within Danish territorial waters, her catch and fishing gear was also confiscated.
1904 Owned by Mather & Co Ltd , Dublin Ireland (Robert Mather manager).
05.1916 Owned by William Johnston, Newhaven, Edinburgh (owner/manager).
10.05.1916 Grimsby registry closed.
05.1916 Registered at Granton GN 64.
1916 Owned by Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor, manager).
06.1917 Owned by William Would, Grimsby (owner/manager).
06.1917 Granton registry closed.
23.06.1917 Registered at Grimsby GY 1070.
29.05.1917 Requisitioned as Fishery Reserve Vessel.
1918 New boiler fitted.
1919 Returned to Owners.
04.1920 Owned by Woodbury Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Harold A. Jeffries manager).
11.1924 Owned by Alfred Bannister, Grimsby (owner/manager).
22.11.1924 Renamed "LANCHESTER".
11.1931 Owned by Fred Bannister, Grimsby (owner/manager).
07.1932 Sold as scrap.
23.07.1932 Grimsby registry closed.