british FV Saltaire (GY558) [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1919
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 202  grt
dimensions 35.2 x 6.7 x 3.9 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 1 single boiler, 1 screw
power 60  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 655
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 10/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
engine by
Abdela & Mitchell Ltd, Queensferry, Queensferry
last owner
[1]Robinson F. W, Grimsby
FV Saltaire (GY558) [+1939]
period 1927 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Hill, William, Grimsby
FV Saltaire (GY558)
period 1919 ~ 1927
[3]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Thomas Billincole
period 1919 ~ 1919
about the wreck
depth (m.) 0 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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Racey Carl05/03/2011On 10/10/1939 the 202 ton Grimsby trawler SALTAIRE stranded very close to Spurn Point in an easterly gale where she became a total wreck. Strangely, the crew of the SALTAIRE were rescued not once but twice by the Humber lifeboat.
The trawler first grounded on the Binks, her crew were taken off, and the vessel subsequently came off the Binks and stranded on Spurn itself. The crew reboarded, and tremendous efforts were made to refloat the SALTAIRE. A dry dock was built around her and tugs were brought in to try and pull her off, but to no avail.
The lifeboat was called upon to rescue the crew again when the sea rose, and for this Robert Cross added a silver bar to his collection of awards. The wreck of the SALTAIRE can still be seen at low tide.
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 Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
For 128 years Hall Russell & Co. built ships of every kind; from yachts to chemical tankers, warships to fishing trawlers and made Aberdeen a name synonymous with engineering excellence around the world.
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