Thistle as Recenia at Milford Haven

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stevenson & Milford Trawler website

Thistle GW 2 

Built 1904    Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Steel)
Yard No 410
Owner at New John  Stewart Boyle, Glasgow  (owner/manager)
ID no 119127
Launch Date 13.04.1904
Completed 05.1904
Gross Tons 179
Nett Tons 66
Engine 55 hp    T.3-cyl by Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
Length 110.2ft
Breadth 21.1ft
Depth 11.3ft


16.05.1904 Registered at Glasgow GW 2
10.02.1913 At Wick Sheriff Court, Skipper Harry Andrew (Aberdeen) fined 40 or 40 days imprisonment for illegally fishing within the Moray Firth on 22rd December last.
10.1915 Requisitioned and converted to Boom Defence Vessel based at Lerwick.
07.1919 Owned by Ernest Taylor, Noah Ashworth & Rowland Morris, Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor manager)
07.1919 Glasgow registry closed
16.07.1919 Registered at Fleetwood FD 226
1919 Returned to Owners
01.1920 Owned by Soc. Anon Pecheries a Vap " Zeester " Ostend Belgium 
21.01.1920 Fleetwood registry closed
20.02.1920 Renamed "ROWLAND"
20.02.1920 Registered at Ostend O.192.
1927 Owned by Union des Pecheries Maritimes, Ostend, Belgium
16.03.1929 Union des Pecheries Maritimes, Ostend, Belgium in liquidation
04.1929 Owned by Peter Ll ewellyn Hancock & Sons, Milford Haven   (Peter Llewellyn Hancock,  manager)
04.1929 Ostend registry closed.
26.04.1929 Renamed "RECENIA"
26.04.1929 Registered at Milford Haven M 3
28.05.1929 Owned by Wilfred Llewellyn Hancock, Thomas Hughes & Elizabeth Hughes, Milford Haven (Wilfred Llewellyn Hancock, manager).
04.03.1933 Owned by Reginald Llewellyn Hancock, Milford Haven (owner/manager).
01.04.1938 Owned by John W. S. Barlow, Aberdeen (Anderew Buchan, manager).
1939 Owned by Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood  (Basil Arthur Parkes & Walter Holmes) (Basil Arthur Parkes, manager)
08.10.1941 Stranded and wrecked on Barn Scar rocks between Ravenglass and Seascale, Cumberland,  later declared a complete and total loss
 16.06.1942 Milford registry closed.