M.F.V. Children’s Friend FD225
Additional information courtesy of Mike Craine.
Official Number: 303795
Gross Tonnage: 21
Net Tonnage: 9
Length: 45’-0” (13,76)
Breadth: 15’-6” (4,71)
Depth: 5’-7”(1,71) feet (metres)
Oil Engine: 66BHP 4 stoke 3-cyl by Kelvin Diesel Co Ltd, Glasgow
1938: Completed by William Weatherhead & Sons Ltd, Cockenzie for James Neill, Port Seton & others, as SUNBEAM III.
12.9.1938: Registered at Leith (LH215).
By 1969: Fleetwood owned. Leith registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD225).
1970: Sold to Alexander Cox, Bishop’s Stortford. Fishing from Lowestoft.
By 1972: Owned by Alexander Cox, Ipswich.
By 1974: Owned by John Sharman, Lowestoft & Thomas M. Peck, Gt. Yarmouth.
1975: Sold to George A. R. Teesdale, Dunstable.
By 1980: Sold to Garer Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
By 1993: Owned by Terence Lewis, Penzance.
1996: Not registered under this name.
By2000: Owned by William Stevenson, Newlyn. Converted to a Cornish lugger. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Penzance (PZ101).
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