M.T. Prince Philip – FD400
Fleetwood Trawler – Prince Philip FD400
Additional material courtesy of Dave Todd
Official Number: 303784
Yard Number: 905
Gross Tonnage: 442*
Net Tonnage: 148
Length: 139.7 ft
Breadth: 29 ft
Depth: 15.0 ft”
Engine: 6 cyl 1145BHP Werkspoor (built by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull)
* Ship Registration Documents quote Gross Registered Tonnage as 418.50 tons
Owner: Premier Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Fleetwood
25.5.1963: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.905) for Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as PRINCE PHILIP (Launched by Mrs A. B. Wilbraham).
6.1963: Completed. Basil A. Parkes designated manager. Registered at Fleetwood (FD400).
28.8.1963: Mortgaged to White Fish Authority, London (A).
1966: Sold to Parbel-Smith Ltd, Aberdeen (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
9.1968: Fleetwood registry closed.
23.9.1968: Registered at Grimsby (GY138).
7.10.1968: Frederick Basil Parkes, Grimsby, designated manager.
20.11.1968: At Grimsby landed 1,531 kits, grossed £12,855.
19.11.1971: At Grimsby (Sk. Ray Evans) landed 1,831 kits, grossed £20,180.
1.4.1973: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull.
30.4.1973: Vernon Arthur (Alec?) William Green, Grimsby, designated manager.
14.12.1973: At Grimsby (Sk. Ray Evans) landed 1,975 kits (mostly cod) from White Sea, grossed £37,716.
13.2.1974: Vernon Alec William Green, Grimsby, managing owner.
19.5.1977: Sold to Onward Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
6.4.1978: Vernon Alec William Green, Grimsby, managing owner.
11.5.1978: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull.
3.11.1978: Mortgage (A) discharged (Onward Fishing Co Ltd).
30.3.1979: Vernon Alec William Green, Grimsby, manager.
1979: Converted to offshore platform standby/safety vessel at Gt. Yarmouth.
25.4.1979: Arrived Lowestoft for conversion for offshore platform standby/safety role.
12.6.1979: Surveyed at Gt. Yarmouth on completion.
19.4.1982: Chartered to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft (G. D. Claridge, manager).
27.10.1982: Mortgaged to Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
20.10.1984: Mortgage (B) discharged.
6.11.1984: Sold to Drifter Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft (John Eric Legget (Colne Shipping Co Ltd), manager).
12.11.1984: Grimsby fishing registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft.
5.1986: Sold to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft (John Eric Leggett, manager). Registered at Lowestoft as COLNE HUNTER.
1991: Sold to Spearing International Ltd., Dartford along with MUSTIQUE (ex ROSS HERON (GY693)) for breaking up by Masterman Iron & Steel Shipbreakers Ltd. at Bloors Wharf,
29.7.1991: Sailed Lowestoft for the Medway in tow of MUSTIQUE.
23.8.1991: LR Class deleted “Broken Up”.
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