Sunday 13th December  1914

 A fire destroyed the cabin of the steam trawler SN 26 Imperial Prince while she was berthed in Aberdeen harbour. The fire was extinguished by the local Fire Brigade

 

 

Monday 14th December 1914

 The new steam trawler SN 123 General Joffre successfully ran her trials. She was built by J T Eltringham and Co Ltd., to the order of Mr Robert Boyle, North Shields.

 

Tuesday 15th December 1914

 During this week a new trawler was delivered to Milford owners; the M 14 Maristo, built by the Smith's Dock Trust to the order of Mr James Thomas. The LLangwyn built by the same yard for Messrs Hamock and Harris was launched this week.

 

 

 

Wednesday  16th December 1914

 The fireman on the Aberdeen trawler A 90 Eric Stroud, William McKenzie, was washed overboard in heavy weather 65 miles off Aberdeen. The second fisherman, Percy Brookes dived overboard and sustained him until the two were rescued some twenty minutes later.

German Battlecruisers and light cruisers attack the Yorkshire coast inflicting substantial damage and casualties by shelling the  ports of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby. The fishing boats HL 52 Constance and Wayside Flower (possibly SH 32 Wayside Flower sold to Hartlepool 1914  January 1st) were sunk in the harbour at Hartlepool.

Four fishing vessels were damaged in harbour at Scarborough: Eliza, Industria ( H 14?), Rameses (GY 715) and Volta (H 111). On their return passage the German squadron fired on the Hull trawler H 848 Cassandra but without success. However the Grimsby trawler GY 174  Manx Queen was captured and sunk by them and her crew taken to Germany as prisoners of war.

 

 

Thursday 17th December 1914

 Hired trawler H 865 Lorenzo wrecked in Hoy Sound; no lives lost.

Friday 18th December 1914

 Messers Hall Russell and Co., Ltd., launched a new steam trawler to the order of Messers J T Graham of Hartlepool. She was named the Gertrude Cappleman by Miss Cappleman the daughter of the firms Superintendent. Registered HL 84

 

 

Saturday  19th December  1914

Hired trawler GY 291 Orianda struck mine and sank in ten minutes one mile SE of Scarborough Castle. One rating, James Wilson, fisherman,  of 3 Devanha Gardens Aberdee, was lost.

Hired trawler GY 877 Passing badly damaged by mine off Scarborough; beached on Scarborough Sands; no lives lost; vessel later salvaged and put back into service.

Hired trawler A 239 Star of Britain badly damaged by mines but saved. No lives lost.