M.T. Wyre Revenge – FD432

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 187850
Yard Number: 1413
Completed: 1956
Gross Tonnage: 338
Net Tonnage: 119
Length: 132 ft
Breadth: 27.3 ft
Depth: 13.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1956
Engine: 736bhp 7-cyl Mirrlees
Speed: 11.25 knots

History

1956: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd. No. 1413) for Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, as WYRE REVENGE. Registered at Fleetwood (FD432).
12.1958: On a trip to the Outer Hebrides (Sk. Jack Pickess). Put into Stornoway for medical treatment for deckhand William Eccles Holt who was having problems with a hand injury sustained while serving on another vessel. Berthed at Stornoway on Christmas Day but Mr. Eccles could not be found. Stornoway police dragged the harbour to no avail.
01.07. 1969: Transferred to British United Trawlers.
18.10.1974: Eddie McCoy Lost overboard off the Shetlands. His body was never recovered.
07/04.1978: Transferred to BUT Aberdeen.
1979: Sold to shipbreakers J Gibson Johnson Ltd Hull en bloc with WYRE DEFENCE, and resold to H Kitson Vickers & Sons (Engineering) Ltd.
12.1979: Resold to S Dalton Skip Hire Ltd and broken up at Bo’ness. 14.01.1980: Fleetwood registry closed.

Note: She was the last British trawler to land a catch from Iceland when the Cod War ended in December 1976.

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M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432

M.T. Wyre Revenge FD432
Picture courtesy of The Mike Thompson Collection

Changelog
04/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
28/10/2016: Image added.