Deep sea fishing

Types of trawlers used

Sidewinder Trawler (nets of the side)

Time at sea,18 to 21 days with 3 days shore leave per trip

Areas fished: N.E. and S.E. Iceland, White sea Russian coast, Bear island, Greenland, North cape Iceland

Crew of twenty-one

Known rates of pay:

Skipper £100 to the thousand net

Mate £75 ditto

Bosun £15 to the thousand gross

Chief engineer £20 ditto

2nd Engineer £15 ditto

Fireman £6 ditto

Stoker £6 ditto

Greaser £6 ditto

Radio operator £10 ditto

Cook £10 ditto

Crew ££7 10 shillings

Galley boy 7 shillings and sixpence

Deckie learner  7 shillings and six pence

Stern dragger Freezer Trawlers (nets dragged astern)

Time at sea, 6 to 10 weeks with one week shore leave per trip

Areas fished: N.E. and S.E. Iceland, White Sea Russian coast Bear Island, Greenland, Nova Zembla Canada, Grand banks Newfoundland, Nova Scotia North American Coast, Gulf of St Lawrence

Average landing after six weeks at sea was five to six hundred tons

Crew of twenty-one

Known rates of pay:

Skipper £10 to the ton

Mate £7 to the ton

Deckhand £1 to the ton

Other rates not known

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