M.T. Bon Accord – A493


Official Number: ??
Yard Number: 546
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 50
Length: 22.22 m
Breadth: 5.97 m
Depth: 2.52 m
Engine: 4 stroke 4-cyl 264bhp oil engine by Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Built: 1960 by The Fairmile Construction Co. Ltd, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Yard Number: B546
Owner: Bon Accord Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen


1.12.1960: Completed by Fairmile Shipyard (Berwick) Ltd, Berwick-on-Tweed (Yd.No.546) for Bon Accord Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (George Robb, manager) as BON ACCORD. Registered at Aberdeen (A493).
1968: Owner J Marr & Son Ltd Fleetwood. On her first trip under J Marr & Son she grossed £1,184 from 172 kits of fish.
1973: Owners John N. Ward & Son Ltd, Fleetwood. Renamed RESILIENCE (A493).
1980: Owners Ronald C. Sutherland, Latheran Wheel & Donald Sutherland, Dunbeath. Registered at Wick (WK493).
1981: Owners Ronald C. & Donald Sutherland, Caithness. Renamed FRAM (WK493).
1984: Owners William MacDougal, Peterhead & Others. Registered at Peterhead (PD244).
1985: Owners Louis Forbes, Fraserburgh & Others. Renamed ACTIVE (PD244).
1986: Ceased fishing after a major engine failure in this year. She was the laid up in Dunvegan, Isle of Skye for 2 years where all re-useable equipment was removed. However the hull was found to be in a great condition and was sold to a French owner and converted to a yacht.

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M.T. Bon Accord A493

M.T. Bon Accord A493
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

M.T. Bon Accord A493

M.T. Bon Accord A493
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S.T. Bon Accord A493

S.T. Bon Accord A493
Picture courtesy of The John Worthington Collection

M.T. Resilience A493

M.T. Resilience A493
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22/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
07/02/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image and added a picture.
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