Official Number: 185298
Yard Number: 1399
Gross Tonnage: 334
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 132′ 5″
Breadth: 26′ 7″
Depth: 11′ 7″
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1955
Engine: 700bhp 5-cyl British Polar
Speed: 13.2 knots
1955: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby for J Marr & Son Ltd,
Fleetwood as COLLENA. First of three middle water trawlers ordered in 1954 with more powerful engines contract cost per vessels £125,000.
23.02.1955: Registered at Fleetwood (FD20).
20.01.1964: Renamed VELIA taking the name from the Marr’s trawler VELIA (296 gt /b1952) which had been sold to Italian owners. Change prompted by radio traffic confusion with CORENA.
06.1971: Suffered major engine damage on the Icelandic grounds. Towed home and laid up.
03.1972: Sold to to H Kitson Vickers & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Sheffield.
08.1972: Commenced breaking up at Fleetwood.
18.09.1972: Fleetwood registry closed.
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05/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.