M.F.V. Stephil – A41
Fleetwood Trawler – Stephil A41
Built at: Thorne Shipyard of Richard Dunston Ltd in 1968
Gross Tonnage: 48
Net Tonnage: 48
Breadth 19′ 6” ft
Draught: 10 ft
Engine: Lister Blackstone turbo charged model ERS4MGR. Diesel 330 Bhp, 750 Rpm
Owner: Stephil Trawling Company LTD, Lancashire
1968: Built at Thorne Shipyard.
March 1970: Lost off Walney Island. Full Fleetwood crew all saved by the Wards trawler Craigmillar.
On the day she was lost Ray Barkworth was the Skipper. Other crew members were, Bill Edwards and Charlie ( Surname Unknown ).
If anyone has more information on the crew members and the reason for the loss of the vessel please let us know.