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M.T. Ross Cormorant – GY665

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 303275
Yard Number: 1465
Completed: 1961
Gross Tonnage: 288
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 107.5 ft
Breadth: 24.5 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 6-cyl 857bhp oil engine by Ruston Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln

History

03.01.1961: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1465) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby as ROSS CORMORANT.
20.07.1961: Registered at Grimsby (GY 665). Dennis Roberts designated manager.
25.07.1961 Completed (Build cost £125,836; White Fish Authority Grant £31,459).
30.09.1961: Sold to George F. Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
30.09.1967: Sold to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Dennis Roberts designated manager.
01.07.1969: Became part of the British United Trawlers (B.U.T.) fleet. Book value £62,913.
30.09.1969: Sold to Goweroak Ltd, Grimsby.
25.02.1970: Sailed Grimsby for Fleetwood.
03.03.1970: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood. Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Raymon Dunn designated manager. Wyre Trawlers livery adopted.
18.03.1970: First landing at Fleetwood from SE Ireland grounds, 13 days (Sk. Henry Reader), 289 boxes, mostly cod, £1,948 gross.
11.09.1971: Transferred to fish out of Granton (British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Granton, Edinburgh managing agents).
1978: Transferred to fish out of Aberdeen (British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Aberdeen managing agents).
09.04.1979: Aberdeen Press & Journal reported that a search was continuing around Lerwick Harbour for George Baillie (46) Muirhouse Place, Edinburgh, a crew member missing since the weekend; he was last seen onboard at 8.30 pm on Friday.
1979: Converted for Offshore Platform Standby/Safety role. (British United Trawlers (Grimsby) Ltd, managers).
21.05.1982: Sold to George Craig & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
02.06.1982: Sold to Colne Shipping Ltd, Luton. G. D. Claridge, Lowestoft designated manager.
14.07.1982: Grimsby registry closed.
02.09.1982: Registered at Lowestoft as DOMINICA.
23.02.1984: Surveyed following further conversion for Offshore Platform Standby/Safety role.
03.1991: Sold to Chequers Iron & Steel Ltd, Dagenham for breaking up.
12.03.1991: Sailed Lowestoft for River Thames towing PARGONA (288g/1960) (ex ROSS HAWK-82) also for breaking.
13.03.1991: Arrived Medway for breaking at Bloors Wharf, Rainham, Kent.
1991: Broken up by Tollgate Metals Ltd at Lower Rainham, Kent.
05.12.1991: Lowestoft registry closed.

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M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665

M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665
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M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665

M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665
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M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665

M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665
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M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665

M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665
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M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665

M.T. Ross Cormorant GY665
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Changelog
31/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
10/08/2019: Added an image.
22/10/2019: Updated information.

M.T. Philomena – FD98

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Official Number: 111855
Gross Tonnage: 60
Length: 100ft

History

1992 to Fleetwood registration.
Sold to Dante Spadoni, Port Erin, Isle of Man and registered at Douglas as DO2.
2000 sold to TN Nicholson, Annan and registration transferred to Troon as TN37.

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M.T. Philomena TN37

M.T. Philomena TN37

M.T. Philomena TN37

M.T. Philomena TN37

M.T. Philomena FD471

M.T. Philomena FD98
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M.T. Philomena FD471

M.T. Philomena FD98
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Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
27/06/2017: Added images.

M.T. Jannie en Klass – BS123

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Official Number: 379092
Completed: 1969
Built: Denover, Netherlands
Gross Tonnage: 95
Length: 86 ft

History

2000: Transferred to Stevenson & Sons, Newlyn and registered PZ999

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M.T. Jannie en Klass BS123

M.T. Jannie en Klass BS123
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M.T. Jannie en Klass PZ999

M.T. Jannie en Klass PZ999

Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Isadale – A678

Technical

Official Number: 303243
Yard Number: 368
Completed: 1971
IMO No: 7126786
RSS No: A10129
Gross Tonnage: 117
Net Tonnage: 43
Length: 26.05 m
Breadth: 6.49 m
Depth: 2.59 m
Engine: 600HP Mirlees Blackstone ETSL6MGR
Built: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen, 1971
Owners: Don Fishing Co Ltd

History

1971: Completed by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd No. 368), for Don Fishing Co. Ltd.
1978: At the end of this year she was pair trawling with the GLENELG BCK272
1988: Sold to Stephen Whelan, Blackpool & Others.
1996: Three quarter length shelter deck was fitted at Fleetwood.
20.02.2011: Ran aground in the entrance to Fleetwood Dock Channel. The inshore vessel BLUE MINK came to help and fouled her propeller whilst trying to offer assistance. The BLUE MINK was towed into the Marina by the ALB.
At 11pm, both lifeboats were launched again, to stand by ISADALE to make sure that her re-floating on the midnight tide would be trouble-free. The trawler floated off unassisted watched by the volunteer lifeboat crew and the Coastguard team.
Undated: Registered as FD177.

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M.T. Isadale A678

M.T. Isadale A678
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M.T. Isadale A678

M.T. Isadale A678
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M.T. Isadale A678

M.T. Isadale A678
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M.T. Isadale A678

M.T. Isadale A678
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M.T. Isadale A678

M.T. Isadale A678
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M.T. Isadale A678

M.T. Isadale A678
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Changelog
29/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/08/2016: Removed FMHT watermark and added 3 images.

M.T. David Wilson – A513

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 302240
Yard Number: 131
Completed: 1961
Gross Tonnage: 224
Net Tonnage: 73
Length: 108.3 ft (33,01 m)
Breadth: 23.80 ft (7,25 m)
Depth: 10.00 ft (3,05 m)
Engine 4-cyl 700bhp oil engine by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow. CP propeller
Re-engined with Mirlees oil engine 700bhp.

History

08.08.1960: Launched by P. K. Harris & Sons Ltd, Appledore (Yd.No.131) for Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as STAR OF DEVON.
1.1961: Completed.
23.01.1961: Registered at Aberdeen (A513). A. R. Elder designated manager.
16.01.1964: Registered at Aberdeen as ADMIRAL HARDY (A513). (MoT Minute RSS8/1/02999 dated 05.12.1963). Fished Icelandic waters.
12.06.1968: Sold to James Wilson, Fleetwood. Hazael Fishing Co Ltd operators/managers.
06.1968: First landing at Fleetwood 237 kits £1,600 gross.
18.07.1968: Registered at Aberdeen as DAVID WILSON (A513) (BoT Minute RSS8/1/34591 dated 20.06.1968).
29.07.1970: At Fleetwood (Sk. John Holden ‘Monty’ Banks Snr) landed from a twelve day trip a British record catch of 510 boxes of squid, sold under contract to H. Baines Ltd for £4,509. A further 85 boxes of mixed fish gave a total of £5,130 gross.
1972: At Fleetwood, second highest annual return in the 100ft class (Sk. John Banks), £80,133 gross.
01.1974: At Fleetwood (Sk. John Banks Snr) set a new port record for 100ft class, landing 459 kits, £9,214 gross after a fourteen day trip to the West of Scotland grounds.
21.4.1976: Last Fleetwood skipper to sign on John Holden ‘Monty’ Banks Snr (26049).
9.1976: Due to cost of Special Survey and modifications to meet current criteria for stability, advertised for sale, asking price £70,000.
25.1.1977: Sold to Ronald Hugh Francis, Duneen & Bernard Del Nicholle, Richmond, BC.
19.12.1977: Aberdeen registry closed. “Vessel no longer engaged in the persecution of the British Sea Fishing Industry”.
1978: At end of passage to Canada, engine over sped causing considerable damage.
1978: Re-engined with Mirlees oil engine 700bhp.
1978: Registered at Victoria, BC.
1979: Sold to Francis Fishing Co Ltd, New Westminster, BC.
1979: Registered at Victoria, BC as VIKI LYN II. Initially fished for cod with cages. Used as a fish carrier attending purse seine netters in the herring and salmon fishery.
1982: Sold to R & B Fishing Co Ltd, Vancouver, BC and others.
1986: Sold to Terry C. Ingalls, Duncan, BC. Converted to a tuna fishing vessel.
1989: Sold to Cindy Lee Ingalls, Duncan, BC.
1992: Sold to Terry C. Ingalls, Duncan, BC.
2001: Sold to Nebulous Holdings Inc, Campbell River, BC.
2003: Sold to Loretta A. Fenton, Kelowna, BC.
2011: Sold to Stephen L. Burt, Victoria, BC for use as a live-aboard. Victoria registry closed.
2012: Towed into Ladysmith Harbour, Vancouver Island by Transport Canada from Dunsmuir Islands where she had been abandoned; owners not traced. 30,000 litres of oil, solvents and paint onboard.
2014: Two thirds of gas oil, solvents and paint removed.
2015: Considered a possible pollution risk should the vessel sink, contains 13,000 litres of gas oil.
11.7.2016: According to Coast Guard commissioned survey, vessel sinking is “imminent” but denied by locals.
15.7.2016: Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued tender for disposal.
2016: Successful bidder, Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC. Towed away by Island Tug & Barge Co Island Defender (120gt/1977) to old Nanaimo Shipyard, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC and broken up. (Cost cCan$1m to remove and safety break up.)

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M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
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M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
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M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
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M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
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M.T. Viki Lyn II

M.T. Viki Lyn II
Laid up and abandoned in Ladysmith Harbour

Viki Lyn II

Viki Lyn II
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M.V. Viki Lyn II

M.V. Viki Lyn II
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Viki Lyn II

Viki Lyn II
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A video showing Viki Lyn being towed away.

Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
31/10/2016: Information updated.
13/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.
27/12/2017: Added an image.
11/12/2018: Updated information.
04/01/2019: Updated information.
05/01/2019: Added images.
13/01/2019: Updated information and added image.
18/02/2019: Added an image.

M.T. Admiral Hawke – A520

Technical

Yard Number: 893
Gross Tonnage: 225
Net Tonnage: 74
Length: 107.9 ft
Breadth: 24.1 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 670bhp 5 cyl

History

1961: Completed by Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd. No. 893) for Aberdeen Motor Trawlers Ltd, Aberdeen as ADMIRAL HAWKE. Registered at Aberdeen (A520).
1965: Owned by Mannofield Fishing Co. Ltd, Aberdeen.
1967: In ownership of Aberdeen Motor Trawlers Ltd, Aberdeen.
1977: In ownership of Hewett Fishing Co. Ltd, London.
1983-4: Transferred to Lowestoft and renamed DIANE ELIZABETH. Registered at Lowestoft (LT43).
1984: Owned by Breydon Marine Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed BREYDON EIDER. Converted as to a stand-by safety vessel.
1992: Sold for scrapping.

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M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
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M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
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M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
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M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
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M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
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Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
16/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.
10/08/2019: Added an image.

mfv Star of Freedom – FD215

Technical

Gross Tonnage: 69
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 72 ft
Oil Engine: 152bhp 4 stroke 6-cyl by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester

History

3.1959: Launched by George Thompson & Son Ltd, Buckie for Frank Pitts, Kirkella & others as STAR OF FREEDOM.
1959: Completed. Registered at Hull (H131).
By 1964: Owned by John Davies & Clifford Davies, Fleetwood. Hull registry closed Registered at Fleetwood (FD215).
08.1967: On a trip to the Southern Minches (Sk. Harold Harrison). Landed 500 st. fish and anchored for a few hours rest. 06:40 restarted fishing and crew were on deck shooting when they smelled smoke. Flames coming from cabin. Automatic extinguishers were switched on in the engine room but these did not cover the cabin. Engineer Woodward Millington attempted to get to the cabin but was unable to do so. Crew abandoned and fuel tanks exploded. It was the second occasion that a cabin fire had occurred on the vessel. Castlebay lifeboat rescued the crew.

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mfv Star of Freedom FD215

mfv Star of Freedom FD215
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Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Andrew Wilson – M73

Technical

Official Number: 300164
Yard Number: 444
Completed: 1959
Gross Tonnage: 181
Net Tonnage: 64
Length: 106′ 4″
Breadth: 23′ 3″
Depth: 9′ 7″
Built by: Richards Iron Works, Lowestoft
Owners: James Wilson, Fleetwood & G. Antoniazzi, Haverfordwest.

History

17.01.1959: Built for Pettit & Youds, Docks, Milford as VIRTUE PETTIT. Registered at Milford (M73).
15.08.1967: Owners registered as James Wilson, 62 Larkholme Lane, Fleetwood & G. Antoniazzi, 75 New Rd., Hook, Haverfordwest.
1968: Renamed ANDREW WILSON (M73).
1979: Owner, Bruno Linke, Mastlebridge, Neyland.
1979: Owner, G. Antoniazzi.
1984: Vessel broken up.

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M.T. Virtue Pettit M73

M.T. Virtue Pettit M73
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M.T. Andrew Wilson M73

M.T. Andrew Wilson M73
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M.T. Andrew Wilson M73

M.T. Andrew Wilson M73
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Changelog
29/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
27/09/2019: Added an image.

iv Wild Cherry – FD429

Information courtesy of Paul Evans

Technical

Net Tonnage: 9.90 tons
Length: 33′ 10″
Breadth: 10′ 6″
Depth: 3′ 9″

History

01/1904: Completed at Robert Lathom & Co., of Crossens, Southport as WILD CHERRY for John Jones, Dee View Road, Connah’s Quay.
20/03/1906: Registered by owner at Chester (CH7).
25/01/1910: Sold to new owner and re-registered at Ramsey IOM as (RY24).
30/12/1918: Sold to Arthur Walker, Oaklea, Whitehaven and worked by Thomas Tubman.
08/11/1921: Reported as fitted with an engine.
21/02/1922: Sold to Herbert Wilson Walker, Lingmell, Seascale and registered at Whitehaven (WA22).
28/11/1923: Sold to Charles Schofield, 72 Adelaide Street, Fleetwood and registered at Fleetwood (FD429).
03/12/1924: Suffered engine damage.
23/10/1926: Re-engined.
05/01/1940: Sold to William Schofield, Crown Hotel Fleetwood.
13/08/1940: Sold to Robert Anderson Blackledge, Hatfield Avenue, Fleetwood.
25/04/1945: Sold to Vernon Cowpe, 81 Bold Street, Fleetwood and worked by Fred Price.
13/11/1946: Sold to Herbert Rawcliffe, 39 Poulton Road, Fleetwood.
19/5/1954: Sold to Ernest Wilson, 43 Poulton Road, Fleetwood.
14/6/1955: Sold to Willie Wilkinson, Lytham St Annes who laid her up in Allanson’s boatyard, Freckleton.
19/05/1959: Sold to for £90 to John Coulton, Long Lane, Banks, Southport and re-registered at Preston (PN34).
1959-60: Rebuilt including new decks, new wheelhouse, new upper stem, and rewiring at Crossens Sluice plus a Fowler diesel 1:1 gearbox fitted. On completion the boat was moored at Southport and Hesketh Bank and fished with Peter Rimmer of Marshside.
08/08/1962: Sold to FW Coward, Fernyhalgh Lane, Fulwood, Preston for £500.
09/07/1969: Sold to Arthur Mervyn Filton, Burnley, worked in 1971 by FW Groden, of Fleetwood.
24/06/1971: Received assistance from the Lytham St Annes Lifeboat SARAH TOWNSEND PORRITT.
01/11/1973: Sold to Tom Gorew and Preston fishing registry closed.
27/07/1981: Returned to fishing under ownership of Michael Stephens of Rochdale.
27/07/1986: sold to K Lyne, Ashton under Lyne.
17/11/1988: Fishing registration removed under Merchant Shipping Act 1988.
1994: Rebuilt at Liverpool Marina by Jim Weir who sold her to new owners in Fiddlers Ferry.
12/1998: Parted moorings off Rock Ferry in the River Mersey and struck Rock Ferry Pier losing her lower stem, breaking the keel and capsizing.
01/1999: Aground, upside down and derelict alongside Tranmere Oil Terminal, eventually destroyed by wind and tide. Nothing remained by 2001.

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iv Wild Cherry FD429

iv Wild Cherry FD429

Changelog
29/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
29/10/2016: Image added.

M.T. Atlantic A – FD75

Technical

RSS Number: A16710
Yard Number: 1439
Gross Tonnage: 274
Length: 41m
Breadth: 7.64m
Depth: 3.56m
Built: 1958, Holland
Engine: WERKSPOOR 2,00hp/1497kw
Owner / Manager: Atlantic Ocean Fishing Co Ltd, Wallasey, Merseyside

History

1958: Built as HUIBERTJE. Registered at Scheveringen (SCH 242).
1970: Renamed ORA et LABORA (GO5).
1980: Renamed DEO VOLENTE (GO51).
1981: Renamed ORA et LABORA (IJM15).
1982: Renamed DEO JUVANTE (UK367).
1983: Renamed ATLANTIC (UK375).
1987: Renamed ATLANTIC A (FD75).

2003: Sold to Charter company “Wind Is Our Friend”. Work began on stripping down the hull so she could be rebuilt as a Brig.
2005: Completed, renamed MERCEDES. Her working life now consists of the following.

“MERCEDES sails the whole Mediterranean along the Atlantic coast up into the North Sea and the full Baltic Sea. She is present at nearly all big maritime festivals in Europe, and available for charter in international waters.”

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M.T. Atlantic A FD75

M.T. Atlantic A FD75

M.T. Atlantic A FD75

M.T. Atlantic A FD75
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sv Mercedes

sv Mercedes

Changelog
27/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.