M.T. Robert Hewett (2) – LO65


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


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

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin


Newsclipping courtesy of Geoff Davidson

29/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.