Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall
Official Number: 302240
Yard Number: 131
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
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.
23.01.1961: Registered at Aberdeen (A513). A. R. Elder appointed manager.
16.01.1964: Registered at Aberdeen as ADMIRAL HARDY (A513). Fished Icelandic waters.
12.06.1968: Sold to James Wilson, Fleetwood. Hazael Fishing Co Ltd operators/managers.
18.07.1968: Registered at Aberdeen as DAVID WILSON (A513).
9.1976: Due to cost of Special Survey and modifications to meet current criteria for stability, advertised for sale, asking price £70,000.
1.1977: Sold to Ronald Hugh Francis & Bernard Del Nichole, Vancouver, BC. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Vancouver as VIKI LYN II.
Pre 2012: Laid up in Ladysmith Harbour, east of Vancouver and abandoned.
2015: Considered a possible pollution risk should the vessel sink, said to contain 13,000 litres of gas oil; used as a live aboard.
11.07.2016: According to Coast Guard commissioned survey, vessel sinking is “imminent” but denied by locals; owners not traced.
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30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
31/10/2016: Information updated.