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Thomas Andersen 1923 - 1963

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Megs Dicky Island

Megs Dicky Island Report 10 Oct 2019 20:03

I have found a record on find my past, says place is Sareva, Great Britain. Anyone know where this is.
Him and all the crew of the ship they were on were lost.
Sorry don’t have the name of the fishing vessel.

Any help is much appreciated.



SylviaInCanada Report 10 Oct 2019 20:18

It must be the name of the ship ..............

from FMP
Deaths At Sea 1891 – 1972

First name(s) Thomas
Last name Andersen
Age 40
Birth year 1923
Birth date 1923
Birth place N.B.S. Fredericksharn
Death year 1963
Death date 13 Oct 1963
Death place North Sea <<<<<<<<<<<<
Place Sareva
Country Great Britain
Type At Sea
Vessel name Sareva
Departure port -
War -
Source Deaths At Sea 1891 – 1972
Archive reference BT 334
Box 0113
Page 205
The National Archives
Record set British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials
Category Life Events (BDMs)
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

Megs Dicky Island

Megs Dicky Island Report 10 Oct 2019 20:22

Thank you so much Sylvia.


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Oct 2019 20:24

The image is hard to read (very dark) ........

F/V Sareva

Thomas Andersen was Skipper

Last Address:- 147 castle Street, Grimsby

Cause of death Death :- Lost at Sea, presumed killed or drowned

Two other died at the same time and place, with the same cause of death

Joseph Gilbert McLoughlin, 40 Deck Hand
Peter Albert McLoughlin, 35, Deck Hand

All 3 deaths reported at Grimsby

F/V surely means Fishing Vessel.


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Oct 2019 20:26

Meg ..........

You're very welcome.


alviegal Report 11 Oct 2019 14:31

'The disappearance of a small Grimsby fishing vessel, in which 2 brothers of an MP lost their lives, stilll remains a mystery 17 months after the vessel's last voyage.

The report of an investigation into the disappearance in the North Sea of the Sareva (25 tons) says today "the evidence did not establish with certainty how or why the Sareva was lost."

Mr HV Brandon who headed the investigation says " the court finds the most likely explanation of her loss is that she capsized and foundered in the extremely heavy weather which reached it's peak soon after midnight on the night of Oct.13 and 14 1963."

The report adds that 'a deficiency in the vessel's stability was a contributing factor to it's loss.'

On board the Sareva was Jos McLoughlin and his brother, Pete both of Grimsby. Their brother Charles McLoughlin is Labout MP for Gloucester West.

Also on board was the skipper Mr Thomas Andersen, a Dane of Humberston, Lincs. All were lost.

Liverpool Echo 03 April 1965