M.T. Belgaum – GY218

Technical

Official Number: 184939
Yard Number: 927
Completed: 1956
Gross Tonnage: 577
Length: 160.9 ft
Breadth: 30.3 ft
Depth: 15′ 3″
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 1050bhp Mirlees, Bickerton & Day
Speed: 13 knots

History

1956: Built for F & T Ross Ltd, Grimsby (Prince Philip GY 218)
12.08.1961: Sold to Abunda Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed BELGAUM.
01.01.1975: Sold to Iago Steam Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
1978: Sold to Dominion Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1979: Sold for scrap to Medway Secondary Metals Ltd
17.03.1979 arrived at Rainham, Kent for breaking.

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M.T. Belgaum GY218

M.T. Belgaum GY218
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M.T. Belgaum GY218

M.T. Belgaum GY218
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M.T. Belgaum GY218

M.T. Belgaum GY218
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M.T. Josena – FD150

Technical

Official Number: 187862
Yard Number: 923a
Launched: 13/07/1957
Registered: 12/11/1957
Completed: 1957
Gross Tonnage: 393
Length: 134 ft
Breadth: 27.6 ft
Engine: 932bhp by Mirlees, Bickerton & Day
Speed : 12 knots

History

13.07.1957: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd. no. 923a) for J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as JOSENA. Registered at Fleetwood (FD150).
22.06.1973: Transferred to oil rig stand by safety work.
1975: Converted to stand by safety vessel.
1983: Sold to Christ Compania Naviera SA, Panama and renamed CORMORAN
2001: still in service
Undated : Sunk at Vigo.

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M.T. Josena FD150

M.T. Josena FD150
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M.T. Josena FD150

M.T. Josena FD150

M.T. Josena FD150

M.T. Josena FD150

M.T. Josena FD150

M.T. Josena FD150
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M.T. Lucida – FD437

Technical

Official Number: 187859
Yard Number: 923
Launched: December 05 1956
Completed: 1956
Registered: April 18 1957
Gross Tonnage: 392
Net Tonnage: 138.2 ft
Length: 141 ft
Breadth: 27.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: 932bhp by Mirlees, Bickerton & Day
Speed: 12 knots

History

1956: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley as LUCIDA (Yd. No. 923) for the City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD437).
05.01.1966: Transferred to Hull. Registered at Hull (H 403) and lengthened to 149.2 ft GT404.
21.01.1970: Returned to Fleetwood.
27.04.1971: Sold to J Marr & Son, Fleetwood.
16.12.1974: Transferred to oil rig duties.
1980: Sold for scrap to Albert Draper & Son, Hull.
18.03.1980: Arrived at Victoria Dock slipway for breaking.

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M.T. Lucida FD437

M.T. Lucida FD437
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M.T. Lucida FD437

M.T. Lucida FD437
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M.T. Lucida FD437

M.T. Lucida FD437

M.T. Lucida FD437

M.T. Lucida FD437
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M.T. Benella – H132

Technical

Official Number: 300420
Yard Number: 936
Launched : 16/10/1958
Completed: 1959
Registered : 12/02/1959
Gross Tonnage: 789
Net Tonnage: 288
Length: 185 ft
Breadth: 33′ 6″
Depth: 16′ 9″
Engine: CD Holmes developing 1700 BHP
Speed: 15 knots

History

1958: Built for City Steam Fishing Co, Ltd, Hull.
03.03.1965: Sold to J Marr & Son, Hull.
24.10.1977: Converted for oil rig safety standby work.
30.12.1978: Transferred to Fleetwood.
1991: Sold to Cam Shipping Co Ltd, Aberdeen and renamed CAM VICEROY.
01.11.1993: Sold for scrap to Caravel Maritime Ltd.
15.11.1993: Left Grimsby for Rainham, Kent for breaking.

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M.T. Benella H132

M.T. Benella H132
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M.T. Benella H132

M.T. Benella H132
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M.T. Edwina (2) – FD162

Technical

Official Number: 187865
Yard Number: 940
Completed: 1958
Launched: 05/06/1958
Registered: 18/09/1958
Gross Tonnage: 392
Length: 134 ft
Breadth: 30.4 ft
Engines: 1010BHP Mirlees Bickerton & Day
Speed : 12.5 knots

History

1958: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell (Yd. No. 940) for J Marr & Son, Fleetwood
28/01/1966 transferred to oil rig work
1983: Sold to G.L.A.D Lines Panama as stand by safety vessel
2001: Scrapped

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M.T. Edwina FD162

M.T. Edwina FD162
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M.T. Edwina FD162

M.T. Edwina FD162
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M.T. Edwina FD162

M.T. Edwina FD162
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M.T. London Town – LO70

Technical

Official Number: 301043
Yard Number: 955
Launched: 22/09/1959
Completed: 1959
Registered: 01/04/1960
Gross Tonnage: 228
Length: 105 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 484 bhp by Mirlees Bickerton & Day
Speed : 11.5 knots

History

1959: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley as LONDON TOWN (Yd. No. 955) for the Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered at London (LO70)
1964: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
for use as an oil rig safety vessel
1981: Sold to Putford Enterprises, Milford Haven
1982: Sold to Antony James, Milford Haven
1984: Sold to Huxley Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed GUANA
1992: Sold for scrap to Victor Montenegro Feijoo
10/07/1992: Arrived Vigo for breaking

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M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
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M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
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M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
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M.T. Wyre Conqueror – FD187

Additional information courtesy of Jonleif Joensson, Geoff Davidson and Maureen Naylor

Technical

Official Number: 301879
Yard Number: 950
Completed: 25/07/1959
Registered: 29/10/1959
Gross Tonnage: 398
Net Tonnage: 135
Length: 136 ft
Breadth: 27.7 ft
Depth: 14.25 ft
Engine: Mirlees Bickerton & Day developing 860 BHP
Speed : 11.75 knots

History

1959: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd. No. 950) as WYRE CONQUEROR for Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD187).
18.01.1966: In a heavy snowstorm and with a faulty radar (Sk. J. Mecklenburgh) grounded at Mýrdalsansd on the South Coast of Iceland. Crew rescued by breeches buoy by the Icelandic Lifesaving Association.
22.01.1966: Crew flown back to UK.
23.01.1966: Refloated by the gunboat Odin and taken to Reykjavik and found to be undamaged.
1974: On an Icelandic trip. Sailed for 15 minutes through shipping lanes with the wheel unattended. Skipper locked in cabin by a crewman who then threw the keys overboard. Bosun attempted to pick the lock with a screwdriver but failed. Resorted to smashing the door in, injuring the skipper. Two crew later charged at Magistrates court with stealing the keys. The incident was put down to alcohol.
07.04.1978: Transferred to Aberdeen (all Wyre trawlers transferred by BUT)
1979: Sold for scrap to J Gibson Johnston Ltd, Hull.
1979: Re-sold to H Kitson Vickers & Sons Engineering Ltd then re-sold to S Dalton Skip Hire Ltd.
12.1979: arrived Bo’ness for breaking.

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M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187
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M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187
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M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187
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M.T. Starella – F219

Technical

Official Number: 301645
Yard Number: 964
Completed: 1960
Launched: 10/06/1960
Registered: 06/10/1960
Gross Tonnage: 606
Length: 161.1 ft
Breadth: 30.5 ft
Engine: 1304bhp oil engine by Mirlees Bickerton & Day
Speed: 14 knots

History

11.08.1969: Transferred to Fleetwood.
01.01.1975: Sold to Boyd Line Ltd, Hull and renamed ARCTIC REBEL.
vast British trawler to fish in Icelandic waters. She was ordered off the grounds as the 200 mile limit came into force.
01.05.1975: Sold to Huxley Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed St MATTHEW and converted to oil rig support work.
1986: Sold for scrap to K & M Davies (Pembroke).
16.12.1986: Arrived at Milford Haven for breaking.

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M.T. Starella H219

M.T. Starella H219
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M.T. Starella H219

M.T. Starella H219
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M.T. Starella H219

M.T. Starella H219
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M.T. Robert Hewett (2) – LO65

Technical

Official Number: 302611
Yard Number: 963
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 567
Net Tonnage: 198
Length: 161′ 1″
Breadth: 30′ 5″
Depth: 16′ 3″
Engine: 1168bhp engine Mirlees Bickerton & Day
Speed: 14 knots

History

1960: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley for Heward Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as ROBERT HEWETT. Registered at London (LO65).
1979: Sold to Claridge Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed ST LUKE and converted for oil rig work.
1989: Sold to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1993: Sold to Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft.
1994: Sold to Lowestoft Shipping III Ltd, Lowestoft
1995: To Port Dickson Ltd, Lowestoft.
1996: Sold to Charford Shipping IV Ltd, Lowestoft.
1997: Sold to Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed VEESEA MERLIN.
2003: Laid up for scrapping.

Best catch of winter – Date Unknown

The 576 ton Fleetwood trawler Robert Hewett landed one of the best Iceland catches of the winter at Fleetwood yesterday when her reward for 9,630 stone of fish was £8,103. The vessel, owned by the Hewett Fishing Co. is commanded by Skipper R. Hutcheon of Fleetwood and had been at sea about three weeks.

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M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65
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S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

Newsclipping

Newsclipping courtesy of Geoff Davidson

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M.T. Collena (3) – FD221

Technical

Official Number: 362621
Yard Number: 893
IMO 7324144
Completed 1973
Gross Tonnage: 309
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 31.12m (102.10 ft)
Breadth: 8.26m (27.10 ft)
Depth: 4.81m (15.78 ft)
Built: Richard Dunston Ltd, Hessle
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd & V Buschini

History

1973: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd, Hessle (Yd.No.S893) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as COLLENA.
11.1973: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD221). Mainly pair trawling (Sk. Victor Buschini) with VELIA (FD220).
1978: Transferred to fish out of Aberdeen, managed by Peter & J. Johnston Ltd.
1978: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd & Sk. Victor Buschini, Fleetwood.
1979: Converted to a multi purpose purse seiner/stern trawler by Karmøy Shipyard, Kopervik. Shelterdeck and 3 RSW tanks fitted.
1979: Remeasured 408g 173n.
1979: Registered at Fleetwood as GLEN RUSHEN (FD221).
1987: Sold to J. Marr (Fishing) Ltd, Andrew Marr International Ltd, both Hull and Sk. Victor Buschini, Fleetwood.
1987: Rebuilt by Globe Engineering Ltd, Hull. Lengthened by 41ft, 3 RSW tanks added (6 in all). New wheelhouse and after structure.
1987: Remeasured 48,78 loa (160.00) 44,02 (144.42) x 8,25 (27.060 x 5,40 (17.72) metres (feet) 569g 176n.
1987: Re-engined with 1306kW (1750bhp) Werkspoor oil engine by Stork Werkspoor
1987: Registered at Fleetwood as OMEGA-B (FD221) (RSS No.A16723). Marr Fishing Vessel Management Ltd, Hull appointed managers.
1998: Sold to Gustus Ab, Fiskebäk, Sweden. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Fiskebäk as SUNNANÖ (GG912).
1998: Remeasured 598gt 179n.
2008: Sold to Smedegaarden A/S, Esbjerg for re-cycling at Frederikshavn, Denmark. Fiskebäk registry closed.

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M.T. Collena FD221

M.T. Collena FD221

M.T. Glen Rushen FD221

M.T. Glen Rushen FD221
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M.T. Glen Rushen FD221

M.T. Glen Rushen FD221
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Glen Rushen FD221

M.T. Glen Rushen FD221
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M.T. Omega B

M.T. Omega B

M.T.Sunnanö GG912

M.T.Sunnanö GG912

Changelog
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