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Name: CLYNE CASTLE
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 16/05/1907
Completed: 07/1907
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 350
Dimensions: 252grt, 81nrt, 120.5 x 22.1 x 11.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (12.5, 20 & 34 x 24ins), 57rhp
Engines by: MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 124713
History:
07/1907 Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd (C Heron, manager), Swansea; registered at Swansea
1918 Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby
15/04/1919 Wrecked
Comments: 15/04/1919: Stranded at Brei­amerkursandur on the South coast of Iceland
Lloyds Casualty Returns appears to be wrong, placing the loss in the English Channel
The Icelandic newspaper report confirms the ship name, the location of the stranding
and that the crew were rescued. The Icelandic salvage vessel GEIR also made an
unsuccessful attempt to pull the CLYNE CASTLE off.
Valdˇr Bˇasson & Jˇhann Hansson bought the stranded vessel. Together the two men
attempted to refloat the trawler each summer over a period of several years.
Eventually they had to give up and the vessel was then stripped of everything of value.


CLYNE CASTLE aground at Brei­amerkursandur

The remains of CLYNE CASTLE are still visible today

Above photos copyright of Tryggvi Sigurdsson and provided courtesy of Miguel Sehested Zambras

Icelandic newspaper ISAFOLD, 15/09/1919