M.T. Wyre Vanguard – FD36

Technical

Official Number: 187841
Yard Number: 1406
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 338
Net Tonnage: 119
Length: 132.5 ft
Breadth: 27.25 ft
Depth: 13.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 735bhp 7-cyl Mirrlees
Speed: 11.25 knots

History

28.11.1955: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby for Wyre Trawlers Ltd
Fleetwood, as WYRE VANGUARD.
29.11.1955: Registered at Fleetwood (FD36).
01.07.1969: Became part of British United Trawlers fleet.
10.1973: On a trip to Faroes (Sk. Roy Belcher) reported to owners that a stowaway, identified as Adam Davis of Northendon, had been discovered.
1974: Converted for pair trawling (for Herring) with the WYRE MAJESTIC.
18.05.1978: Transferred to British United Trawlers (Aberdeen) Ltd Aberdeen (FD36).
1979: Sold to shipbreakers J Gibson Johnson Ltd, Hull en bloc with WYRE REVENGE, then resold to H Kitson Vickers & Sons (Engineering) Ltd.
12.1979: Resold again to S Dalton Skip Hire Ltd and broken up at Bo’ness.
14.01.1980: Fleetwood registry closed.

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M.T. Wyre Vanguard FD36

M.T. Wyre Vanguard FD36
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T Wyre Vanguard FD36

M.T Wyre Vanguard FD36
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T Wyre Vanguard FD36

M.T. Wyre Vanguard FD36
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

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25/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.