M.T. Spinningdale – FD29

Technical

Official Number: A16683
Yard Number: 355
Completed: 1968
Gross Tonnage: 117
Length : 82 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 8 ft
Engine: Lister Blackstone type ERS6MGR3, 495bhp. Average speed on trial 10.875 knots.

History

1968: Launched as SPINNINGDALE (A473) for Bruce’s Stores Ltd, Aberdeen & J. Forbes, Aberdeen.
1981: Registered owner W. Forbes, Aberdeen.
1985: Registered owner Seaward Fishing Services, Aberdeen.
19??: Sold to Robert Rawcliffe, Fleetwood and re-registered as FD29.
1986/7: Sold to Spanish owners and rebuilt with a full shelter deck for future long lining operations. Retained Fleetwood registration.
01/02/08: Ran aground at St. Kilda in a force 9 gale. All crew saved by helicopter. The vessel was a constructive total loss.

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M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29
Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29
Picture courtesy of Angus Murray

Changelog
21/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.