M.T. Red Crest – LO34

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger


Official Number: 186293
Yard Number: 252
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 407
Length: 138 ft
Breadth: 26.99 ft
Depth: 13.25 ft
Engine: Number 322, British Polar Engines.


1955: Completed by J Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No. 252) for the Iago Steam Trawling Co Ltd Fleetwood. Registered at London (LO34).
14.12.1959: Off the Butt of Lewis and in squally weather, shipped a heavy sea and deckhand Frank Pratt was washed overboard and lost. The ship was brought about and a search carried out to no avail.
1963: Sold to Acadia Fisheries Ltd, Canso, St. John’s as ACADIA CREST following the takeover of Iago by the Boston Group.
1973: in ownership of the Canadian Government as ACADIA CREST.
1973: In ownership of Canso Seafoods Ltd
1975: Sold to Pez Exports SA, Argentina as ACADIA CREST.
1986: Deleted from registry.

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M.T. Red Crest LO34

M.T. Red Crest LO34
Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Red Crest LO34

M.T. Red Crest LO34
Clipping courtesy of Geoff Davidson

09/09/2016: Page re-published after site problems.