Official Number: 184001
Yard Number: 245
Gross Tonnage: 181
Net Tonnage: 65
Length: 104 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 10.9 ft
Built: J. Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen
Engine: 350hp, 6-cyl type HRN6 oil engine by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester
1954: Launched by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.245) for Talisman Trawlers Ltd, West Hartlepool as GRANBY QUEEN.
14.10.1954: Sea trials.
19.10.1954: Completed. Registered at Lowestoft (LT80). Arthur W. Suddaby, Gorleston appointed manager.
1967: Sold to James Wilson, Fleetwood along with motor trawler FAIRY COVE (HL10). Hazael Fishing Co Ltd operators/managers. Registered at Lowestoft as BRENDA WILSON (LT80).
09.09.1970: Sold to Hubert Jones (Trawlers) Ltd, Milford Haven & Swansea.
11.10.1970: Arrived Milford from Fleetwood. Frank Squires, Milford appointed manager.
1974: Laid up at Milford along with other trawlers to bring pressure on the Union for the crews to accept a pay cut the owners also seeking short term Government subsidy to cover increased costs.
05.04.1974: Sailed for fishing grounds (Sk. Vaughan) under existing pay structure.
04.1976: Laid up at Milford due to increased running costs particularly bunker oil.
23.02.1955: Fishing Cardigan Bay grounds (Sk Rees Evans). Cook/deckhand Roy J. Thomas collapsed and died. Put into Fishguard to land the body.
10.04.1978: Company in liquidation.
02.06.1978: Sold at auction along with GEORGINA WILSON (HL10) and JADE STAR GYPSY (LT53) to Robert Wright, Milford Haven for the sum of £11,225. Registered owner Rawlings & Co Ltd, Milford Haven.
1987: Reported sold for breaking up.
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23/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
10/11/2016: Information updated.