Additional information courtesy of David Slinger & Matthew Jones
Official Number: 308713
Yard Number: 931
Gross Tonnage: 952
Net Tonnage: 411
Length: 56.55 m (185.53 ft)
Loa: 51.01 m (167.36 ft)
Breadth: 11.00 m (36.09 ft)
Depth: 4.115 m (13.50 ft)
Built: Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 7-cyl 1680bhp/1253kW Mirrlees KSSMR oil engine by Mirrlees National Ltd, Stockport. CP propeller.
1966: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.931) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as CRISCILLA.
11.1966: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD261).
23.06.1969: Transferred to fish out of Hull.
10.10.1969: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
03.1976: Last trip out of Fleetwood, landed at Hull 53 days out, 5,549 blocks.
28.03.1978: Engaged in offshore rig support.
1978: Returned to fishing out of Hull.
1978: Sold to Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.
1978: Converted by Globe Shiprepairers Ltd, Hull to an acoustic research/survey vessel/ fitted with moonpool and accommodation for 12 scientists.
1980: Fleetwood registry closed. Renamed COLONEL TEMPLER.
1989: Transferred to Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (DERA), Farnborough.
22.1.1991: At Hull during conversion work caught fire caused by a burner cutting a hole in a bulkhead and no fire watcher. Owing to the severity of the fire, deliberately flooded to extinguish fire and capsized at the dockside. Righted, salved and placed in dry dock for refurbishment and major rebuild.
1990/1: Major rebuild by Globe Shiprepairers Ltd, Hull and repair to fire damage.
8.1992: Following Special Survey, remeasured 1005g 301n.
4.1997: Converted to diesel electric propulsion. Oil engines 2 x 12-cyl vee total 2738bhp/2014kW Cummins by Cummins Engine Co Inc, Columbus, IN. Coupled to 2 x gen sets 1007kW 600V a.c. driving electric motor 1800shp/1324kW. Fitted with a contra rotating azimuthing propeller. First vessel under Lloyds to be classed unlimited service with such single propulsion system.
2000: Transferred to Government of the United Kingdom (Ministry of Defence), London – Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) (P.No.A229). Serco Denholm Ltd, Greenock designated managers. Employed in support of UK Armed Forces.
2001: Converted for diving support.
3.2008: Transferred to Serco Marine Services Ltd, Greenock. Renamed SD COLONEL TEMPLER.
2011: Laid up in Great Harbour, Greenock, on sales list.
10.2011: Sold to Seaways Survey & Recovery Ltd, Miami, FL, USA. Seaway Offshore Inc, Miami designated managers.
By 10.2011: Registered at Panama as SEAWAY ENDEAVOUR.
By 04.2012: Registered at Panama as RSV ENDEAVOUR.
By 11.2012: Registered at Lome, Togo as ENDEAVOUR.
2015: Sold to Halstorm Investment Group.
23.11.2016: Laid up in Glasgow.
The only stern trawler built specifically to operate out of Fleetwood and the largest ever Fleetwood registered fishing vessel. Her build took account of the width of the Fleetwood lock gates.
Click to enlarge images
11/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
30/12/2016: Removed incorrect image.
14/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
17/05/2018: Added an image.
27/05/2018: Significant information update.
29/05/2018: Added more images.
10/08/2018: Added more images of the refurbishment.