M.T. Argo of Pembroke – M74

Technical

Official Number: 301710
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 302
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 121.4 ft
Breadth: 26.9 ft
Depth: 14.6 ft
Built: James & Stone, Brightlingsea
Engine: 2 diesel electrics by Electrical Engineering Co. 540 bhp 11.5 kts

History

1962 : Launched by James & Stone, Brightlingsea for Pembroke Fishing Co, Docks, Milford (Fred Ingram, Cairo Fishing Co., Manager) as Argo of Pembroke (M74)
May 02 1962:Registered at Milford (M74).
January 1964: Fishing from Fleetwood with a Milford skipper (Sk James Jobson) & crew.
1966: Sold to Craig & Son Ltd, Aberdeen
September 1966: Sailing from Aberdeen.
1974: Sold to P. K. Stovlbaek Partrederi, Denmark. Renamed SILLERSLEV.Later owned by Kaj R. Jensen Partrederi, and registered at Thyboron, Denmark.
1981 :Sold to Sisimut Trawl ApS, and renamed SARFAQ, and registered at Holsteinsborg/Sisimut, Greenland (Danish flag).
1988: Refitted with new engines
1993: Arrived in New Zealand
1994: she was shrimping outside the 200-mile exclusive economic zone, in joint ventures with independent companies, but was then laid up for nearly a year at Lyttelton.
1995: Her owners were listed as Island Fisheries Ltd. The shrimping gear was replaced with hoki trawling gear.
1996: Listed as owned by New Zeafish Ltd.
August 28th 2001 She was towed thirty-seven miles from Wellington by the tug KUPE and was scuttled in the early evening in 41048’S.,175000’E., about fifteen miles S.S.W. from Cape Palliser in 1,700 metres of water.

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M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Sillerslev
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

M.T. Sarfaq

M.T. Sarfaq

Changelog
26/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
10/02/2017: Image added.