british FV Venetia (A560) (+1932)
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general
nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1899
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 201  grt
dimensions 34.3 x 6.4 x 3.4 m
material iron
engine triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, 1 screw
power 53  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 256
IMO/Off. no. 110924
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons gale/storm
date lost 31/12/1932  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 652
about people
builder
Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
engine by
Holmes C. D. & Co. Ltd., Hull
last owner
[1]Wood, Alex & George R., Aberdeen
FV Venetia (A560) (+1932)
period 1932 ~ 1932
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
prev. owners
[2]Walker Steam Trawling & Fishing Co. Ltd. (Andrew Walker), Aberdeen
FV Venetia (A560)
period 1920 ~ 1932
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
[3]Sleight, George F., Grimsby
FV Venetia (GY1127)
period 1919 ~ 1920
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
[4]Fishery Reserve, London
FV Venetia III
period 1917 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
[5]Sleight, George F., Grimsby
FV Venetia (GY1127)
period 1917 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
[6]Kaminski L. & Others, Grimsby
FV Venetia (GY1127)
period 1916 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
[7]Arctic Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Venetia (GY1127)
period 1899 ~ 1916
IMO/Off. no.: 110924
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about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
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entered by Racey Carl
entered 23/12/2012
last update Racey Carl
last update 23/12/2012
 
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Racey Carl23/12/2012On 31/12/1932 during storm conditions the Aberdeen steam trawler VENETIA (A560) was driven on rocks at the foot of 100ft cliffs at Stonehaven. All nine crew lost.
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 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914


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About Builders
 Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
Cochrane and Sons was owned by Andrew Cochrane who originally founded a shipyard in 1884 at Beverley, but then moved in 1898, 50 miles away from the sea by river to Selby in Yorkshire, England. Cochrane and Sons built their reputation for building trawlers and coasters for the Hull and Grimsby fishing fleets. - - - In 1965 control of the yard passed from the Cochrane family to Ross Group Ltd who then sold on to the Drypool Group Ltd in 1969. In 1976, the Selby yard was bought up by United Towing Co. Ltd of Hull. The company’s name was changed to Cochrane Shipbuilders in 1977 and built an average of four ships per year for the next 15 years, mainly tugs, trawlers, oil rig supply vessels, ferries dry-cargo coasters and coastal tankers.

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Holmes C. D. & Co. Ltd., Hull
In 1869 Charles D. Holmes was founded in Hull as marine engineering company.

In 1959 the company was privatized.

During the 1960's the company built tugs for the Humber fleet, as well as companies from further. The company were general marine engineers, boiler makers, welders, metal sprayers, and makers of marine diesel engines with 400 employees. In 1963 purchased the yard of Cook, Welton & Gemmel.

During the 1970s the yard made more tugs for the Navy, BP and the Iranian Government. The yard was acquired by the Drypool Group in 1975 and after building one further ship, went into liquidation again.

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