Series No. 21|
- see below
- Owned by Capt. Arthur Fielding, Southport, and built
in 1895 by Martenshoek of Holland, she measured 122.75 x 23.25 x 8ft., and grossed
- Was used as a "Q-Ship"
during W.W.I from 1916 - 18, whose function was to lure submarines close, then
fire on them with concealed guns.
as "Harley", "Helgoland", "Brig
10", and "Q-17" at various stages of the War.
- After the war she was sold
as a trader and eventual ended her days when she ran onto rocks, after dragging
her anchors while sheltering from a storm, on route Wexford for Port Ellen with
a cargo of barley for the Islay distillers.
- Captain and crew had to remain in the rigging all night
before being rescued.
- The vessel was
rights respectfully acknowledged
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
and their story"
Maritime Press 1972 - ISBN:
of the Ulster Coast"
Impact Printing 1997
update - 18-Jan-2005