Lost Trawlermen’s Day


In past years the date of the Lost Trawlermen’s Day Service has been flexible which has led to relatives of those lost asking for a fixed date to be established. As the Service always has to be held on a Sunday, the following method has been adopted….  STAND made a request to Kingston upon Hull City Council for Lost Trawlermen’s Day to be accepted onto the Civic Calendar with the Service date to be set as the last Sunday in January annually.

As KHCC and their Events Team are major contributors to the organisation and support of the Service, which includes the provision of a marquee, seating and sound system as well as personnel, they agreed to STAND’s proposal.



STAND would like to thank everyone who joined us at our 31st Annual Lost Trawlermen’s Day Service on Sunday 26th January at St John the Baptist Church, St Georges Road. The Service was very well attended as we remembered all of Hull’s Lost Trawlermen and, in particular this year we commemorated the 65th Anniversary of the loss of all 40 crewmen, off the North Cape of Iceland, on the Lorella and Roderigo on the 26th January 1955.

Thank you to all those who participated and helped to make it such a poignant and touching time for all present.

Our special thanks to Rev Tony Cotson for the kind use of his church and to all the ladies in the Hessle Road Network who worked so hard and willingly to prepare an after Service buffet.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the City of Hull Brass Band who played a special piece composed for all Hull trawlermen –  ‘Anchor for the Soul’. Also to Chiltern Street Primary School choir; Bishop of Hull Rt Rev Alison White; Mission to Seafarers; Sailors Childrens Society; STAND Chairman, Ron Wilkinson; TS Iron Duke Sea Cadets and St John Ambulance.

We thank each and every person at the Service as we strive to remember all Hull’s trawlermen; our fishing history and important fishing community and we will continue to remember them.








Below is a link to a recording of the City of Hull Brass Band playing their special composition ‘ Anchor for the Soul’ :




View Order of Service below:


Order of Service 2020





 STAND’s Annual Lost Trawlermen’s Day Service was  held on Sunday 20th January 2019 at the Memorial site on St. Andrews Quay, Hull. 

The Service commemorated 30 years of STAND and Lost Trawlermen’s Day and, once again was very well supported.

A warm welcome was extended to all by the Chairman of STAND, Ron Wilkinson who also gave an encouraging update on the progress of the Memorial and Garden of Social History Project.

The Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson reflected on 30 years of STAND; poems, readings and prayers           

were delivered by Rev. Tony Cotson (St. John the Baptist Church, Newington) and other                                                                                                                                                      

charitable groups and the Bishop of Hull, the Rt. Rev. Alison White gave an address.

Children from Chiltern Street School Choir sang ‘Out from Hull’ and performed well.

There was the traditional Pipe Down by T.S. Iron Duke : Hull Sea Cadets followed by a one minutes silence.

Wreaths were laid at the Memorial and individual flowers were cast.

Thank you to all those who came along to pay their respects to Hull’s Lost Trawlermen and to support the event. 



Photos of Lost Trawlermen’s Day 2019

  The three key speakers were :-

 Ron Wilkinson Chairman of STAND



Rt Hon Alan Johnson
 Bishop of Hull Rt Rev Alison White



    STAND’s wreath

Dedication and blessing of the Memorial and the wreaths. Individual casting of flowers.