I'm given a nautical themed desk calendar each year, it features reproductions of oil paintings of ships, normally 18th century double masted frigates rounding the horn or off the coast of Antigua, that sort of thing.
January this year though features what's obviously a fishing boat in heavy seas and is called 'The Huddersfield Town Hauls her Trawl'. The following description explains that the 'Huddersfield Town' was a Grimsby based trawler belonging to Consolidated Fisheries and part of their "famous" football fleet.
Sure enough they had a variety of boats named after football teams. The choosing of a club seems random to me, but perhaps the choice is tied historically to something at that time.
They've a Man City but not a Man Utd, the Nottingham Forest was broken up for spares, the Spurs developed boiler trouble, was towed into Grimsby and scrapped and Notts County was sunk by a German U-boat. There was an Aldershot and a Real Madrid, they don't seem to know what happened to it.
A niche genre, but anyone know anymore about this?