Monthly Archives: September 2016

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.
18.01.1971: Inbound (SK. George Beech Snr.) in thick fog in collision with SSAFA FD155 (Sk. George Beech Snr.) Damage to bow on the waterline. Both vessels entered port safely.
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
Picture courtesy of Neil Geddes Snr.

M.T. Edwina FD162

M.T. Edwina FD162
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Edwina FD162

M.T. Edwina FD162
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Edwina FD162

M.T. Edwina FD162
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

Changelog
30/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/03/2017: Added information and removed FMHT logo.

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: 484bhp 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
Picture courtesy of The Billy Worrall Collection

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
Picture courtesy of James Cullen

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
30/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
02/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.

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
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187

M.T. Wyre Conqueror FD187
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
30/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Starella – H219

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

M.T. Starella H219

M.T. Starella H219
Picture courtesy of Fred Hobbs

M.T. Starella H219

M.T. Starella H219
Picture courtesy of the David Buckley Collection

M.T. Starella H219

M.T. Starella H219
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
30/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/03/2017: Added image and removed disputed image.
29/03/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.

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
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

Newsclipping

Newsclipping courtesy of Geoff Davidson

Changelog
29/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
15/03/2017: Added image.

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
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

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
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Omega B

M.T. Omega B

M.T.Sunnanö GG912

M.T.Sunnanö GG912

Changelog
27/09/2017: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Royalist (2) – LO50

Technical

Official Number: 301171
Yard Number: 960
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 228
Length: 105 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: Mirlees Bickerton & Day developing 484bhp
Speed: 12 knots

History

1960: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd. No. 960) for the Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, as ROYALIST. Registered at London LO50.
1993: Owned by the Anglo-Spanish company Flagperry Ltd, Milford and operating as a netter after her conversion in Spain. Her operating base is shown as ‘Spain’ but we know that they had to land a certain number of catches in UK in order to comply with UK registration. The catch was then trucked to Spain.
23.01.2008: Flooded and sank during fishing operations when approximately 180nm off Dingle, Ireland. ROYALIST was about to shoot her nets when she was hit by a large wave on her port side, which caused her to heel to starboard. The vessel was starting to return to the upright when she was hit by a second wave, after which she took on a permanent list due to the amount of water on her main deck and within an accommodation alleyway.

The list increased as water continued to wash over the vessel’s submerged starboard gunwale and was able to progress into the engine room and aft accommodation, by way of an open net hatch. Although the crew attempted to stem the flow of water by closing the net hatch, the vessel started to sink.

At 1553, the skipper sent distress messages on Inmarsat C and VHF radio channels 13 and 16, and ordered his crew to abandon the vessel into the vessel’s two liferafts. The skipper of the French fishing vessel DAMAFRAN, which was fishing about 5 miles to the south, heard the distress message and immediately cut his nets and headed for the stricken vessel. At 1645, ROYALIST’S 18 crew were recovered by DAMAFRAN. ROYALIST sank by her stern 25 minutes later.

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M.T. Royalist LO50

M.T. Royalist LO50
Picture courtesy of Robert Hewett

M.T. Royalist LO50

M.T. Royalist LO50

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24

Changelog
27/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Princess Elizabeth – FD213

Technical

Official Number: 301887
Yard Number: 970
Completed: 1961
Gross Tonnage: 419
Net Tonnage: 143
Length: 137′ 2″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Depth: 14′ 6″
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell
Engine: 1055bhp CD Holmes/Werkspoor
Speed: 12 knots
Owner: F & T Ross Ltd, Fleetwood

History

1961: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell for F & T Ross Ltd, Fleetwood as PRINCESS ELIZABETH. Registered at Fleetwood (FD213).
19/05/1961: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
09/1961: On a trip from Fleetwood (Sk. Jim Betty) experienced fire in engine room. Casing red hot and deck plates buckled. Engine room sealed to smother fire while crew doused casing with water. Because of the fire’s proximity to the fuel tank, Sk. Betty considered abandoning but the fire came under control and was extinguished.
March 1962: Sold to F & T Ross Ltd, Hull.
09/10/1962: Transferred to Grimsby.
03/06/1965: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
31/05/1966: Sold to F & T Ross Ltd, Hull.
13/01/1967: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
21/11/1968: (GY143).
29/08/1969: Sold to Irvin & Johnson, Cape Town, South Africa (CTA51).
1983: Vessel stripped of useable parts.
27/06/1983: Scuttled off Robben Island, Cape Town.

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M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213
Picture courtesy of Phillip Dell

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

Changelog
26/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Arlanda – FD206

Technical

Official Number: 301890
Yard Number: 966
Completed: 1961
Launched: 02/05/1961
Registered: 25/09/1961
Gross Tonnage: 431
Length: 137.2 ft
Breadth: 26.10 ft
Engine: 1250bhp Mirlees Bickerton & Day developing
Speed: 12 knots

History

1962: Built for City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
01.03.1962: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood
04.01.1971: Sold to Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
04.06.1975: Transferred to oil rig safety work
1977: Sold to Kalleawo Ent Tema Ghana and renamed TOHALE and used for oil rig work
24.01.1991: Vessel hulked at Takoradi
1992: Scrapped

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M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

Changelog
26/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
04/04/2017: Image added and FMHT watermarks removed.

M.T. Velia (5) FD220

Technical

Official Number: 341766
Yard Number: 892
Completed: 1973
Gross Tonnage: 309
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 31.12m (102.10 ft)
Breadth: 8.26m (27.10 ft)
Depth: 4.81 m (15.78 ft)
Built: R Dunston Ltd, Hessle
Engine: 8-cyl 993kw (1260bhp) Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd, Stamford. CP propeller

History

1973: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd, Hessle (Yd.No.892) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as VELIA.
09.1973: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD220).
1978: Transferred to fish out of Aberdeen, managed by Peter & J. Johnston Ltd.
1979: Converted to a multi purpose purse seiner/stern trawler by Karmøy Shipyard, Kopervik. Shelterdeck and 3 RSW tanks fitted.
1979: Registered at Fleetwood as GLEN HELEN (FD220).
By 30.06.1980: Owned by J. Marr & Son Ltd & Canalwise Ltd, Fleetwood.
By 30.06.1982: Owned by J. Marr & Son Ltd & Sk. William John Taylor, Fleetwood. Sold to South Africa. Registered at ?? as SUIDERKRUS.
1990: Engine re-rated 919kW (1249bhp).
1993: Remeasured 344g 170n.
1993: Sold to Champion Visserye (Champion Fishing Co Ltd), Luderitz, Namibia. Registered at Luderitz (L-180). FATE?

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M.T. Velia FD220

M.T. Velia FD220
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Velia FD220

M.T. Velia FD220
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Velia FD220

M.T. Velia FD220
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Glen Helen FD220

M.T. Glen Helen FD220

M.T. Glen Helen FD220

M.T. Glen Helen FD220

M.T. Glen Helen FD220

M.T. Glen Helen FD220

Changelog
26/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/09/2016: Information updated.