iv Peggy FD222

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Technical

Part IV registered
Gross Tonnage: 13.61

History

27.10.1943: Registered at Fleetwood as PEGGY (FD222). Owner W. Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
12.1959: In fog, stranded near Fleetwood Pier about 40 yrs from the Promenade. Sk. John Holden and Mate Albert Mair tried to keep her afloat but were unsuccessful and picked up by Fleetwood lifeboat, ANN LETITIA RUSSELL (Cox. Albert Wright). Subsequently salvage undertaken and engine, mast, ballast and some fishing gear recovered. Boat not insured and a fund to help the owner set-up by business men Norman, Frank, Leonard and Lawrence Horsley.

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iv Peggy FD222

iv Peggy FD222
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Changelog
12/08/2018: Page published.

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham, David Slinger, Andy Hall and Shetland Museum

Technical

Official Number: 185731
Yard Number: 324
Completed: 1943
Gross Tonnage: 117.32
Net Tonnage: 66.25
Length: 92.3 ft (loa)
Breadth: 22.3 ft
Depth: 22.3 x 9.8 feet
Engine: 4-cyl 240bhp HR4 oil engine by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester
Construction: Wooden built MFV

History

27.11.1942: Ordered by The Admiralty from Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.324).
15.11.1943: Launched by East Anglian Constructors Ltd, Oulton Broad.
3.1944: Completed by Richards Ironworks Ltd as MFV1504 (1x20mmAA).
11.12.1946: Sold out of service.
1948: Sold to George William Brand Leslie, Sumburgh, Shetland.
1.11.1948: Registered at Lerwick (Part IV) as BETTY LESLIE (LK497), 77g. 77n. George W. B. Leslie designated managing owner. Modified at St. Monans, Fife to fish a Norwegian purse net but not designed for this method and trials not a success (first UK seiner).
1951: Fished great lines as far as Faroes and Iceland.
12.4.1952: Registered at Lerwick (Part I) as BETTY LESLIE O.N.185731 (LK497) by George W. B. Leslie, Cults, Aberdeenshire. George W. B. Leslie designated managing owner. Continued to fish great lines as far as Faroes and Iceland and drift netting in North Sea.
4.1954: Sponsored by WFA, shark fishing off Shetland. Fitted out at Lerwick.
6.4.1954: Sailed Lerwick to pursue sharks.
3.5.1954: At Aberdeen landed mostly from the North Rona grounds, 80 porbeagle sharks, 546 stone sold for 14/6d per stone to a syndicate.
Late 1950s: Engaged in side trawling.
9.8.1960: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
9.11.1960: Lerwick registry closed.
1960: Re-engined with 5-cyl 375bhp HR5 Crossley (engine made 1951) by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester.
1.1961: Completed conversion to side fishing trawler by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft. Remeasured following survey 114.51g 47.86n 96.7 (loa) x 22.3 x 10.9 (summer draught) feet.
26.1.1961: On completion of modernisation and conversion to a side trawler. Registered at Lowestoft as BOSTON MOSQUITO (LT373). Basil Arthur Parkes, Hessle designated manager.
Early 1960s: Seasonal trawling out of Fleetwood.
14.10.1962: Alongside in Wyre Dock. 2nd Eng John Riddock Young discovered fire in wheelhouse. Sounded alarm on ship’s siren. Attended by PC Edward Macdonald BTC Police and PC Norman Pott, Lancashire Constabulary who managed, despite dense smoke, to contain the fire until Fleetwood Fire Brigade arrived and fire was extinguished. Considerable damage to wheelhouse, including radar, radio and navigational instruments.
16.11.1965: In heavy weather stranded at Scar Point, North Shields. Refloated by tug BAMBURGH (119grt/1956) and taken into River Tyne.
26.11.1965: Off the Tyne suffered ingress of water and sent out distress. Steam trawler ROSS CANOPUS (979grt/1946) responded and escorted into River Tyne.
1.4.1966: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
26.8.1966: Sale registered.
27.8.1966: Sold to Looker Fishing Co Ltd , Aberdeen. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
25.11.1966: Sale registered.
1967: Employed on offshore platform standby/safety duties.
14.6.1967: Sold to Looker Fishing Co Ltd (32/64), Aberdeen and Putford Enterprises Ltd (32/64), Paignton.
12.9.1967: Sale registered.
4.7.1972: Sold to David James Sadd, Norwich.
17.10.1972: Lowestoft (Part IV registry closed).
28.8.1972: Sold to Mrs Lillian Ann Rodgers, Norwich (JR Marine Ltd, Norwich).
1.1973: Unofficially renamed MOSQUITO.
23.1.1973: Registered at Lowestoft as APRIL DIAMOND. JR Marine Ltd, Norwich designated managers. Lowestoft registry closed in error “ Sold to Greek interests”, but expunged.
18.8.1973: Arrested at Scheveningen, Netherlands having been caught with illegal immigrants onboard for passage to UK; Skipper and Mate detained. Vessel held by Netherlands authorities as surety to cover cost of flying 26 Asians home (c£6,000).
1975: Sunk at berth in Scheveningen, later craned from water in sections, engine and other useable parts removed and sold.
1979: Ship seized to recover court costs, hulk sold for breaking up.
20.6.1990: Lowestoft registration certificates finally cancelled.

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M.T. Betty Leslie LK497

mfv Betty Leslie LK497
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M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373
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M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373
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M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373
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Changelog
04/08/2018: Page published.
12/08/2018: Information updated.
17/08/2018: Information updated.

M.T. Genesis FD19

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Genesis BCK19

Genesis BCK19
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M.T. Genisis FD19

M.T. Genisis FD19
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Changelog
03/08/2018: Page published.

F.V. Pisces FD22

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F.V. Pisces FD22

F.V. Pisces FD22
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Changelog
14/07/2018: Page published.

F.V. Boy Christopher FD131

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History

1963: Built by Chantiers de Cornouaille, Douarnenez (of wood) as the vivier crabber KERISTUM AU2540
1988: Sold to Guernsey.
1988: Re-reg KERISTUM GU254 by Guernsey skipper Peter Priou who regularly fished off west Scotland from Ullapool.
1994: Bought by Rick Mitchelmore of Dartmouth and re-reg DH181.
2002: Bought by Andrew Cowie. Registered at Buckie (BCK77)
2007/2008: Sold to Martyn Gontier and registered as SY76.
2018: Renamed BOY CHRISTOPHER and registered at Fleetwood (FD131).

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F.V. Boy Christopher FD131

F.V. Boy Christopher FD131
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Changelog
14/07/ 2018: Page published.
27/07/2018: Information added.

M.T. Craigievar A304

Technical

Official Number: ?
Yard Number: B510
Completed: 1959
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 50
Length: 22.19 m
Breadth: 5.97 m
Depth: 2.53 m
Engine: Lister Blackstone EVSM4, 264 bhp
Built: 1959 by Fairmile Construction Co. Ltd, Berwick-upon-Tweed

History

1959: Built for Bon Accord Mutual Ship Stores Ltd, Aberdeen. Registered as CRAIGIEVAR A304
1960: Stranded at Fast Castle, near St Abb’s Head, in a storm. Refloated at high water, with little damage.
1970: Owners John N. Ward & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
1976: Owners Charles J. S. Simmons, Scarborough & Others.
1983: Owner Jack Robinson, Hull.
19??: Ceased fishing and sold to Portsmouth owners for conversion as a diving support vessel.

Known alteration
Whaleback which was later removed and a new wheelhouse.

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M.T. Craigievar A304

M.T. Craigievar A304
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M.T. Craigievar A304

M.T. Craigievar A304
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Changelog
2018: Page published again due to site problems.

M.T. Swanella (3) H421

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 308571
Yard Number: 554
Completed: 1967
Gross Tonnage: 1179
Length: 247.9 ft
Breadth: 40.8 ft
Depth: 8.08 m
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: Diesel-electric 2 x 12-cyl ‘V’ oil engines 1550bhp by English Electric Ltd, Preston connected to 1 x electric motor 2100shp – 15 knots
Capable of freezing 600 kits per day in 90LB blocks.

History

017.10.1966: Launched at Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.554) by Mrs E.Stirk (mother in law of Geoffrey Alan Marr) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as SWANELLA.
1967: Completed. Registered at Hull (H421).
31.01.1967: Ran sea trials.
03.02.1967: Sailed from Hull on her maiden voyage (Skipper Charles Drever) bound for the Newfoundland fishing grounds. Halfway through her maiden voyage she suffered a fractured crank shaft which reduced the engine power by 50% This proved inadequate and she was brought home early arriving back at Hull on the 27th March landing 447 tonnes.
1967: Set up a new record catch of 665.5 tonnes (Skipper Charles Drever).
1969: The company’s top trawler landing 4,105 tonnes of fish for 307 days at sea, only 64 tonnes behind the top freezer LADY PARKES H397 which recieved a place in the Guinness book of records.
12.6.1981: Sold to KaareMisje & Co, Bergen and converted to a diving support ship.
1982: Hull registry closed. Registered at Panama as ARCHEMEDES.
19855: DRIVE PERFORMER.
1988: NORTH SEA COMMANDER.
1990: Sold to DSND Shipping, Norway. Renamed SEAWAY COMMANDER.
2004: ALLIED COMMANDER, Panama flag.
2009: Sold to How Choi Marine Ltd, Hong Kong. Renamed EGS EXPLORER St Vincent & Grenadines Flag.
2013: Renamed GEO EXPLORER, Nevis & St. Kitts flag.

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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.V. Seaway Commander

M.V. Seaway Commander
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M.V. Allied Commander

M.V. Allied Commander
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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.T. Swanella H241

M.T. Swanella H421
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Changelog
29/01/2018: Page published.
30/01/2017: Added information and images.

mfv Ailsea FD174

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Technical

Official Number: 187868
Gross Tonnage: 23
Net Tonnage: 10
Length: 45 ft
Engine: 95 hp Gardner Diesel
Built: 1959 by Nobles of Fraserburgh
Owner: Joe Parkinson, Pim Grace and Duckie Burgess

History

1959: Built by Nobles of Fraserburgh, for Grace, Burgess and Parkinson. Sailed from the Jubilee Quay Fleetwood and managed by J.N. Ward.
197?: Owner as Knud E.C. Viji, Fleetwood.
Late ’70s early ’80s: Sold to Tom Marginson and Charlie Ellis, Fleetwood.
1984: In ownership of Jamie Russell? Registered at Campbeltown (CN321).
1992: Sold to Caernarvon and ceased fishing 1992.

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mfv Ailsea FD174

mfv Ailsea FD174
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mfv Ailsea CN321

mfv Ailsea CN321
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mfv Ailsea FD174

mfv Ailsea FD174
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Changelog
19/01/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks and page re-published.

mfv Moorhen FD306

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Technical

Official Number: 187855
Gross Tonnage: 31
Net Tonnage: 15n
Length: 45.00 ft
Engine: 88bhp Gardner 6LW

History

1956: Completed by T. Summers, Fraserburgh for Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as MOORHEN.
07.02.1957: Registered at Fleetwood (FD ). Gordon C. Dugdall designated manager.
By 31.08.1960: Sold to Harry Franklin Ltd, Grimsby. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Grimsby (GY593). Harry Franklin designated managing owner.
By 31.07.1971: Sold to Allard Hewson & Co Ltd, Grimsby. Re-registered at Grimsby
(GY181).
By 1971: Remeasured and registered Part IV only, 22g 22n.
By 31.05.1975: Sold to Ronald Bond, Fleetwood. Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD306). Ronald Bond designated managing owner.
By 31.08.1979: Sold to W. H. Gregg & Sons Ltd, Hartlepool and others.
Post 1987: Fate.

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mfv Moorhen FD306

mfv Moorhen FD306
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Changelog
11/09/2017: Page published.
10/12/2017: Significant information update.