M.T. Gavina (2) FD167

Technical

Official Number: 185292
Yard Number: 1357
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 316
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 127.7 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1953
Engine: 772bhp 7-cyl by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport
Speed 11 knots
History

14.01.1952: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1375) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as GAVINA.
05.05.1953: Completed. Cost to build £84,167.
06.05.1953: Registered at Fleetwood (FD167).
20.06.1959: Sold to Dinas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
01.1966: When some 35 miles NW of Muckle Flugga, weathering a storm, the Bosun, Michael Sullivan was working on deck with other crewmen. At 3.00 am. struck by a heavy sea and Sullivan was washed over the lee rail. Two crewmen managed to grab him but could not drag him back onboard and the ship’s motion drove him under and out of their grasp. Despite an extensive search he was not seen again. Owners informed before leaving the fishing grounds.
07.1967: Sold to Peter & J Johnstone Ltd, Aberdeen for £40,000.
20.07.1967: Fleetwood registry closed.
21.07.1967: Registered at Aberdeen (A871).
1968: Peter & J Johnstone Ltd acquired by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
26.08.1970: Sold to P W McLellan Ltd, Bo’ness in an en bloc deal with motor trawler LUNEDA (A754).
09.1970: Commenced breaking up at Bo’ness.
29.10.1970: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

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M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167
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M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167
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M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina A871

M.T. Gavina A871
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M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167

Changelog
03/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
04/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.
09/07/2017: Added an image.
27/06/2018: Updated information.