NORTH SEA HERRING FLEET

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Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: NORTH SEA HERRING FLEET

Reference number: 3110

Date: 1935c

Production company: James E. Henderson Ltd, Aberdeen

Sound: Mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.53 mins

Description: The herring industry, from the men on the trawlers to the fish girls on the shore gutting and packing the fish.

'The Rose' was built in Selby in 1924 at Cochrane & Sons shipyard. She was a Great Yarmouth steam-drifter (YH 69) until the war, when she was taken by the Royal Navy to serve as a naval ship. Amongst other services during WW2, she was used as a fuelcarrier in the invasion of Normandie under the name "Adelphi".

She was sold to Norway in 1946, and she was renamed "Nyborg". She got a new engine in 1950, and a new wheelhouse. She also got a new wheelhouse after an accident in 1969. She was then sold in 1997 and was renamed "VÃ¥gsfjell", and was in service as a cargoship until 2007. As of 2010, she has been acquired by a collector to preserve her as a historic ship. [Information supplied by Sten Cato Nordsaether Feb 2012]

Shotlist: A fleet of trawlers head out to sea (0.4) "A ROSE" the drifter on which this film was taken is the largest in the Yarmouth fleet of 2,000. She is 122ft long. (0.10) Scanning the different trawlers as they sail on (0.27) C/u waves lashing the boat (0.35) A shoal in sight. The fishermen shoot their nets (1.20) A welcome rest before hauling in the nets. The men have a cuppa before hauling the nets back in (intertitle :8 hours labour to haul in nets) (2.41) The men pack the fish away and scrub the decks (3.25) They head back to the harbour (3.37) Tracking shot of the other trawlers also heading home (3.41) The fish are unloaded (3.56) The famous Scottish fisher lassies who follow the shoals of herring from place to place around the coast.The women at work gutting, cleaning and packing the fish into barrels (6.22) T/s the rows of fish-filled barrels (6.41) The men return to catch more fish (6.51) The End (6.53)