M.T. David Wilson – A513

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall


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


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 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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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
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M.T. Viki Lyn II

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

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.