Sunday 6th December  1914

 The fishing boat Helena of Rock Ferry broke its moorings and was carried towards Birkenhead where it struck a pontoon and sank.



Monday 7th December 1914

 Press reports from Norway report isgnificant damage all along their coast due to the severe weather. At Moss on the Christiania (Oslo) Fjord 50 motor fishing boats were destroyed.

The funeral took place in Peterhead of the Naval Reservist William Allan McLeod who was killed when on duty on the Ketch Warcry which had been wrecked at Portlethen the previous week.


Tuesday 8th December 1914

 The Firth of Forth has been closed  to fishing West of a line North and south of the Isle of May.




Wednesday  9th December 1914

 The Hoylake fishing boat Daisy was reported lost in very bad weather after a collision with a steamer. Her crew of four were feared lost.

The Lowestoft sailing trawler Sam J Dobson was rescued in severe weather in Mounts Bay and towed into Penzance by the Swansea steam trawler Lahore et Honore.

A Board of Trade enquiry officially recorded the loss of the steam trawler Linnet which had been last seen on November 1st. She was believed to have been sunk by a mine or foundered in bad weathe off Iceland.



Thursday 10th December 1914

 The Lowestoft steam drifter Evening Primrose arrived home to report the loss overboard of the mate Raymond Nunn aged 40 of 305 Raglan Street Lowestoft.

Friday 11th December 1914

 Masters of vessels have been warned of the danger of mines in the Minch.

While trawling in Aberdeen Bay the local trawler Leukos brought up the body of a naval officer in her nets. He was believed to have been from HMS Hawke which had been torpedoed off this area of coast.

 Grimsby trawler GY 332 Earl Howard presumed sunk by mine 90 miles NE by N of Spurn Light vessel. Skipper and crew lost;

J W Freeman

A Duffin

J l Smith

J Welch

T Cammack

J H Freeman

E Guymar

C Roberts

It was later reported that the Grimsby  trawler GY 192 Russell had witnessed the incident but had been unable to render assistance because of the very poor weather being experienced at the time.


Saturday  12th December  1914

 Grimsby trawler GY 121 Cygnus lost; presumed to be mined.

Crew Lost:

Frank Allenby, Skipper, 36, Grimsby

T Ashley, Mate, 52, Hull

T Blewitt, Second Engineer, 37, Grimsby

George Thomas Chafer, Third Hand, 19, Hull

Charles Dewhurst, Chief Engineer, 39, Gimsby.

W Gallicham, Deck Hand, 52, Jersey

Reginald Heber Richardson, Deckhand, 44, Grimsby

G Scoterick, Steward, Boston Lincs.

John Shaw, Trimmer, 18, Grimsby.