british Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. FV Slasher (GY1167) ? [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1900
live live
weight (tons) 195  grt
dimensions 34.6 x 6.4 x 3.4 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion by Amos & Smith, Hull, one single boiler, single screw
power 55  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 260
IMO/Off. no. 113174
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 01/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
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Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd., Beverley (Hull)
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Amos & Smith, Ltd., Hull
last owner
[1]Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Slasher (GY1167) ? [+1940]
period 1919 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 113174
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[2]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Slasher (FY1744)
period 1915 ~ 1919
[3]Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Slasher (GY1167)
period 1915 ~ 1915
[4]Spartan Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Slasher (GY1167)
period 1913 ~ 1915
[5]Dolphin Steam Fishing Co. (Edward Bacon & Co.), Grimsby
FV Sethon (GY1167)
period 1900 ~ 1913
[6]Standard Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Sethon (GY1167)
IMO/Off. no.: 113174
no. of crew 9
about the wreck
depth (m.) 41 max. / 36 min. (m)
orientation 13°
war grave
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Racey Carl01/06/2009Built as the SETHON; Yard No 260; Launch Date 29/03/1900; Date of completion 10/05/1900; On the 23/11/1913 sold to Edward Bacon, Grimsby; On the 15/12/1913 sold to Spartan Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Grimsby & renamed SLASHER; On the 06/09/1915 sold to Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Grimsby (GY1167); In 1915 requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper (FY1744), hired July 1915 to 1919, fitted with 1 x 6 pdr gun and used as a minesweeper; Returned to owners 1919.

Bombed by german aircraft; Crew of 9, 1 life lost.; the attack comenced at 19.45 the crew left the ship at 21.30 and were picked up by the Grimsby vessel SCOUTER.
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Racey Carl01/06/2009The trawler SLASHER was sunk in the late afternoon hours, 1st of June 1940, about 80 miles EAST of the HUMBER (in Dogger Bank) by LUFTWAFFE (info from the National Archives). According to a statment given by Skipper J. Hayes on the 5th June 1940, the attack comenced at 19.45hrs and the crew left the ship at 21.30hrs and were picked up by the Grimsby vessel SCOUTER. The SLASHER sunk at 22.00hrs
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About Owners
Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby

E. Bacon, Grimsby, Manager
About Builders
 Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd., Beverley (Hull)
Shipbuilders of Hull & Beverley 1883 -1963 Vessels built at Hull between 1885 - 1904 & Vessels built at Beverley between 1902 - 1963 -- The company was set up on the Humber Bank at Hull by William James Cook, Charles Keen Welton and William Gemmell, three former employees of Earle's Shipbuilding and Engineering Co who set up their own company in 1882, initially to undertake repairs and then build vessels themselves. The first ship to be made by the yard was a steam fishing smack. -

The company moved to a new yard in Grovehill, Beverley in 1901; they took over the Grovehill shipyard from Cochrane, Hamilton and Cooper which had previously been owned by Cochrane and Sons. The first production of the new yard were trawlers and whalers. They dredged the River Hull, allowing larger ships to be built. -

During WWI Tugs, minesweepers and anti-submarine patrol boats were the main ships built for the War effort. In the 1920s the yard consolidated its reputation for building high quality trawlers and continued to do this during the inter war years. During the WWII the yard's output consisted of trawlers, Admiralty corvettes, landing craft, mine-layers and anti-submarine trawlers.After the war, the yard focussed on trawlers again along with a few tugs. -

The Grovehill shipyard continued to be busy. In 1954 the comany had workforce of 650. It was reported that 15 vessels were launched in 1954, five more than in the previous year. They included three minesweepers, four trawlers, and a tug: they were typical of the orders being received by the yard at that time. At least three of the trawlers launched in 1954 and 1955 were exported to South Africa. -

For many years, the chairman of Cook, Welton and Gemmell was Harold Sheardown, a Hull businessman who was also vice-chairman of the Kingston Steam Trawler Co., which was one of the best customers of the Beverley shipyard. In 1963 the yard struggled to find orders and was closed under the Cook, Welton and Gemmell name on 31st March 1963. Soon after the yard was purchased by Charles D. Holmes and Co. The company name was changed to Beverley Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd. This was in turn taken over by Whitby Shipyard Ltd on 1 July 1976

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Amos & Smith, Ltd., Hull
Amos & Smith of Neptune Street Hull was established in 1874. In 1888 showed vertical and horizontal steam steering gear at the Glasgow exhibition. They became a private company in 1909.

In 1914:- Marine and General Engineering, Boilermaking, Iron and Brass Founding, Ship Repairing. Employees 700 to 1000.

In 1961:-Marine, general and electrical engineers, boilermakers, iron and brassfounders, ship repairers and dry-dock owners. 450 employees.

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