M.T. David Wilson – A513

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 302240
Yard Number: 131
Completed: 1961
Gross Tonnage: 224
Net Tonnage: 73
Length: 108.3 ft (33,01 m)
Breadth: 23.80 ft (7,25 m)
Depth: 10.00 ft (3,05 m)
Engine 4-cyl 700bhp oil engine by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow. CP propeller
Re-engined with Mirlees oil engine 700bhp.

History

08.08.1960: Launched by P. K. Harris & Sons Ltd, Appledore (Yd.No.131) for Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as STAR OF DEVON.
1.1961: Completed.
23.01.1961: Registered at Aberdeen (A513). A. R. Elder designated manager.
16.01.1964: Registered at Aberdeen as ADMIRAL HARDY (A513). (MoT Minute RSS8/1/02999 dated 05.12.1963). Fished Icelandic waters.
12.06.1968: Sold to James Wilson, Fleetwood. Hazael Fishing Co Ltd operators/managers.
06.1968: First landing at Fleetwood 237 kits £1,600 gross.
18.07.1968: Registered at Aberdeen as DAVID WILSON (A513) (BoT Minute RSS8/1/34591 dated 20.06.1968).
29.07.1970: At Fleetwood (Sk. John Holden ‘Monty’ Banks Snr) landed from a twelve day trip a British record catch of 510 boxes of squid, sold under contract to H. Baines Ltd for £4,509. A further 85 boxes of mixed fish gave a total of £5,130 gross.
1972: At Fleetwood, second highest annual return in the 100ft class (Sk. John Banks), £80,133 gross.
01.1974: At Fleetwood (Sk. John Banks Snr) set a new port record for 100ft class, landing 459 kits, £9,214 gross after a fourteen day trip to the West of Scotland grounds.
21.4.1976: Last Fleetwood skipper to sign on John Holden ‘Monty’ Banks Snr (26049).
9.1976: Due to cost of Special Survey and modifications to meet current criteria for stability, advertised for sale, asking price £70,000.
25.1.1977: Sold to Ronald Hugh Francis, Duneen & Bernard Del Nicholle, Richmond, BC.
19.12.1977: Aberdeen registry closed. “Vessel no longer engaged in the persecution of the British Sea Fishing Industry”.
1978: At end of passage to Canada, engine over sped causing considerable damage.
1978: Re-engined with Mirlees oil engine 700bhp.
1978: Registered at Victoria, BC.
1979: Sold to Francis Fishing Co Ltd, New Westminster, BC.
1979: Registered at Victoria, BC as VIKI LYN II. Initially fished for cod with cages. Used as a fish carrier attending purse seine netters in the herring and salmon fishery.
1982: Sold to R & B Fishing Co Ltd, Vancouver, BC and others.
1986: Sold to Terry C. Ingalls, Duncan, BC. Converted to a tuna fishing vessel.
1989: Sold to Cindy Lee Ingalls, Duncan, BC.
1992: Sold to Terry C. Ingalls, Duncan, BC.
2001: Sold to Nebulous Holdings Inc, Campbell River, BC.
2003: Sold to Loretta A. Fenton, Kelowna, BC.
2011: Sold to Stephen L. Burt, Victoria, BC for use as a live-aboard. Victoria registry closed.
2012: Towed into Ladysmith Harbour, Vancouver Island by Transport Canada from Dunsmuir Islands where she had been abandoned; owners not traced. 30,000 litres of oil, solvents and paint onboard.
2014: Two thirds of gas oil, solvents and paint removed.
2015: Considered a possible pollution risk should the vessel sink, contains 13,000 litres of gas oil.
11.7.2016: According to Coast Guard commissioned survey, vessel sinking is “imminent” but denied by locals.
15.7.2016: Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued tender for disposal.
2016: Successful bidder, Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC. Towed away by Island Tug & Barge Co Island Defender (120gt/1977) to old Nanaimo Shipyard, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC and broken up. (Cost cCan$1m to remove and safety break up.)

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M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
Picture courtesy of The John Worthington Collection

M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. David Wilson A513

M.T. David Wilson A513
Picture from the Internet

M.T. Viki Lyn II

M.T. Viki Lyn II
Laid up and abandoned in Ladysmith Harbour

Viki Lyn II

Viki Lyn II
Picture from the Internet

M.V. Viki Lyn II

M.V. Viki Lyn II
Picture from the Internet

Viki Lyn II

Viki Lyn II
Picture from the Internet

A video showing Viki Lyn being towed away.

Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
31/10/2016: Information updated.
13/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.
27/12/2017: Added an image.
11/12/2018: Updated information.
04/01/2019: Updated information.
05/01/2019: Added images.
13/01/2019: Updated information and added image.
18/02/2019: Added an image.