Trawlers Ahoy!

1899 - 1909 , Kingston upon Hull (East Yorkshire)

A record of life on board a Hull fishing trawler.

Credited as an excerpt from 'A Trip to the White Sea Fisheries' by Joseph Rosenthal of the Rosie Film Company, but possibly made by Hertfordshire-based film pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, this film depicts life amongst the trawlermen of Hull. The steam trawler Magpie H311 leaves dock and heads for the North Sea, where turbulent waters push waves onto the deck. The net is pulled in and a huge amount of fish are dropped on deck, as fishermen scramble to sort the catch, before holding up some of the larger specimens. Later, heavy weather sees waves crashing violently over the bow, as another trawler is shown being tossed about in the rough seas.

Keywords

Fishermen; Fishing industry; Trawlers

Background Information

The provenance of this film seems to be in some dispute. The BFI Film and Television database lists the film as being an excerpt from a 1909 work by Joseph Rosenthal and the Rosie Film Company, but there is some suggestion that it was produced by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, and the intertitles suggest a date of 1899. It should be noted, however, that the BFI Film & Television database also suggests the following: "A section also appears under the title TRAWLERS AHOY! (incorrectly dated as 1899) in the compilation film ROYAL REMEMBRANCES (1929)."

  • Maker : Arthur Melbourne-Cooper

  • Maker : Joseph Rosenthal

Manifestations

Trawlers Ahoy!

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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:02:00
    Modification Date
    24/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734328
  • Barcode
    INV365350
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:02:00
    Modification Date
    26/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    728178
  • Barcode
    INV337787
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
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    Duration
    0:02:00
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727494
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV333392
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:17
    Modification Date
    17/06/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    715706
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV400593
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:17
    Modification Date
    17/06/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    715674
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV231861
    Canonical Identifier
    2008/47
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    neg
    Modification Date
    28/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    676277
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV257217
    Canonical Identifier
    2008/47
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Digital Assets
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:34:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    15/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    675977
    Sound
    silent

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