mfv Suandra – FD257

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Technical

Official Number: 362635
Tonnage: 35
Length: 64 ft
Depth: 9 ft

History

The SUANDRA was a 35gt wooden smack (crabber) built in Belgium?? and registered at Fleetwood.
23.06.1976: SUANDRA caught fire four miles off Cardigan Island (the gas cylinders in the hold also exploded). RAE Aberporth’s tug DOLWEN was able to attend and put the fire out. The SUANDRA was then towed to New Quay to assess the damage. The following Saturday, arsonists set fire the boat with the blaze being put out by the local fire brigade. It was eventually towed to the river Teifi and abandoned on the mud.

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mfv Suandra FD257

mfv Suandra FD257

Changelog
13/01/2017: Page published.

M.T. Eureka – BA558

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Technical

Built: 1958
Length: 65 ft
Gross tonnage: 31

History

Early 1980s: In ownership of the Clarkson family.
1982: In ownership of Francis Clarkson.

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M.T. Eureka BA558

M.T. Eureka BA558

Changelog
07/01/2017: Page published.

mfv Mary Marie WH285

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Technical

Engine: Cummins

History

Early 90s: Fishing from Fleetwood in the ownership of Bob Rawcliffe.

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mfv Mary Marie WH285

mfv Mary Marie WH285

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

Changelog
18/12/2016: Page published.

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

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Technical

RSS No.B14805
Gross Tonnage: 35.4
Length: 14.20 m
Breadth: 5.30 m
Depth: 2.25 m
Engine: Type Nt855-M240 6-cyl 240hp/179kWoil engine by Cummins Engine Co, Chongqing, China

History

1996: Completed by Newbury Engineering (Boatbuilders) Ltd, Newhaven for Michael L. Sheard, Fleetwood as MICHEL LEWIS.
26.09.1996: Registered at Fleetwood (FD401).
10.1999: Sold to J. Tooley, Brixham.
10.11.1999: Registered at Brixham as CHRISTA (BM497).
09.2005: Sold to Whitelink Ltd, Fraserburgh.
18.10.2005: Registered at Fraserburgh as LEANNE II (FR386).
06.2006: Sold to Seacrest Fishing Co Ltd, Fraserburgh.
12.06.2006: Registered at Fraserburgh as GOLDEN PROMISE (FR186).
17.02.2010: Registered at Falmouth (FH401).
03.2010: Refitted at Brixham.
01.11.2013: Fishing in Cardigan Bay, disabled some 15 miles N of Fishguard with rope round propeller. Initially taken in tow by another scalloper but tow parted. Fishguard lifeboat launched at 0400 and arrived on scene an hour later, connected a commenced tow to Fishguard. 0800 delivered safely alongside at Fishguard.
11.2016: Still fishing and landing at Brixham/Newlyn; member of the South Western Fish Producers Organisation Ltd, Ivybridge, Devon (155.81 units).

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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
Picture courtesy of Paul Scott

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
Picture courtesy of Paul Scott

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

Changelog
27/12/2016: Page published.

mfv Two Boys – FD503

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Technical

Under 10m.
RSS No.C16834.
Gross Tonnage: 18.075
Length: 9.99 metres
Engine: 6-cyl 153hp/119kW oil engine by Doosan Engine Co Ltd, South Korea

History

10.1999: Completed by Steel Kit Ltd, Aberystwyth to an S.C.McAlister & Co Ltd design for ??, ?? as TWO BOYS.
19.10.1999: Registered at Fleetwood (FD503).
2002: Sold to ??, ??. Fleetwood registry closed.
29.01.2003: Registered at Ullapool as VALKYRIE (UL100). Converted for prawn trawling. Later fishing out of Pittenweem.
200?: Shelterdeck fitted.
03.2011: Re-cycled at Fraserburgh having been accepted for the Fisheries Decommissioning Scheme.
14.03.2011: Ullapool registry closed.

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mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

Changelog
25/12/2016: Page published.
26/12/2016: Information and pictures added.

mfv Bluebird – FD274

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Technical

Gross Tonnage: 18

History

Early 1970s: Owned by Bertha Podoprihora, Bury. Worked by “Russian Dick”. (could have been Bertha’s husband?).
1974. Left Fleetwood.
Undated: Believed sold to Barry Hamson who kept her at Skippool, unregistered and used for pleasure.
Post 1978: Broken up at Hesketh Bank.

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mfv Bluebird FD274

mfv Bluebird FD274

Changelog
25/12/2016: Page published.

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

Technical

Official Number: 365597
Yard Number: 1329
RSS No: A11859
LOA: 22.92 m
Length: 20.50 m
Breadth: 6.46 m
Depth: 2.65 m
Engine: 6-cyl 565bhp(421kW) oil engine by Caterpillar Tractor Co, Peoria, Illinois

History

1976: Launched by Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne (Yd.No.1329) for Newington Trawlers Ltd. Hull as BURTON AGNES.
1976: Completed as a multi-purpose fishing vessel. Registered at Hull (H304). Michael Burton designated manager. Later transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1981: Sold to David Lawrence Bond & Ronald Bond, Fleetwood. David Lawrence Bond designated managing owner.
1984: Sold to David Reid, Kirkwall. Hull registry closed. Registered at Kirkwall (K31).
1986; Sold to Reid Marine Ltd, Kirkwall.
1986: Lengthened and shelter deck fitted. Remeasured 192,13g 118.19n.
1988: Sold to Hugh Kelso, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
31.12.1988: Kirkwall registry closed. Registered at Belfast as NORTHERN STAR (B684). Fishing out of Kilkeel, Co. Down.
1997: Sold to Raymond Holland, Adrigole, Bantry, Co. Cork.
03.03.1997: Belfast registry closed. Registered at Sligo. Employed in offshore platform standby safety role.
1997: Remeasured 126g 38n.
14.02.2000: Registered at Sligo (SO918). IRSS No.
I12150. Twin rig trawling out of Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Member of Castletownbere Fishermens‘ Cooperative.
Post 02.04.2007: Sligo registry closed. Believed broken up at Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

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M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

Changelog
17/12/2016: Page published.
19/12/2016: Pictures and information added.

M.T. Burton Constable KY235

Technical

Official Number: 365576
Completed: 1975
Gross Tonnage: 100
LOA 23,17 m
Length: 21.34 m
Breadth: 6.53 m
Depth: 3.30 m
Engine: 6-cyl 500bhp oil engine by Grenaa Motorfabrik.A/S, Grenaa

History

1975: Launched by EyemouthBoat Building Co Ltd, Eyemouth (Yd.No.??) for Newington Trawlers Ltd, Hull as BURTON CONSTABLE.
1975: Completed as a seiner/trawler. Registered at Hull (H306). Michael Burton appointed manager. Later transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1980: Sold to R. & R. F. Wood, ??, Hull registry closed. Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY235).
By 1982: Sold to A.M. Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood & Sk.William McCulloch, Kircudbright. Converted for scallop dredging.
By 1986: Sold to Sk. Jeoffery T. Sumner & A.M. Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood. Fate?

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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
Picture courtesy of TPF

M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
Picture courtesy of TPF

Changelog
08/12/2016: Page published.

mfv Alauna – RO67

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History

ALAUNA was originally named GRETJEN, ALAUNA was the Roman name for Maryport, she was based there in the 70’s and also spent some time in Scarborough.
Reported in Fleetwood from very early in the 70,s until early 80’s.
Reported lost by her owner on a hand of cards, in a Blackpool casino

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mfv Alauna RO67

mfv Alauna RO67

mfv Alauna RO67

mfv Alauna RO67
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Changelog
08/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.