M.T. Vigilance – A204

Technical

Official Number: 330363
Completed: 1958
Gross Tonnage: 149
Net Tonnage: 66
Length: 102′ 3″
Breadth: 23′ 4″
Depth: 10′ 3″
Engine: Ruston & Hornsby 6VEBXM
Engine No: 422349 4 stroke 454bhp

History

1958: completed by Herd & Mackenzie, Peterhead. Completed at Buckie.
1958: Owned by Devotion Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
1971: Owned by Vigilance Fishing Co Ltd and managed by James Wilson, Fleetwood.
1973: Fishing from Plymouth. Owned by D.A.M. Engineering Ltd.
1983: Last registered owner was Rexmight Ltd and she was removed from LR in 1983. She ended her days on the mud at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.

Notes
Largest wooden trawler ever built (Herd & Mackenzie) at Peterhead, completed at Buckie, for Devotion Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Alexander Hay Ltd, Torry, manager). Built as part of the replacement programme for steam trawlers and cost £67,492. Massive construction with steel fixed under the planking and over beams in way of all deck gear.

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M.T. Vigilance A204

M.T. Vigilance A204
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M.T. Vigilance A204

M.T. Vigilance A204
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. Vigilance A204

M.T. Vigilance A204
Picture courtesy of Scratcher

M.T. Vigilance A204

M.T. Vigilance A204
Picture courtesy of Scratcher

M.T. Vigilance A204

M.T. Vigilance A204
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

Changelog
21/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
06/03/2017: Image added.