M.T. Ross Curlew – GY962

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and David Slinger


Official Number: 303293
Yard Number: 1469
Completed: 1962
IMO No: 5300364
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 288
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 109 ft
Breadth: 24 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 4 stroke 6-cyl 785bhp oil engine by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln.
Owner: Wyre Trawlers Ltd (BUT)


24.11.1961: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1469) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby as ROSS CURLEW.
21.05.1962: Registered at Grimsby (GY 692). Dennis Roberts designated manager.
23.05.1962: Completed (Build cost £131,000; White Fish Authority Grant £31,000).
01.07.1969: Became part of the British United Trawlers (B.U.T.) fleet. B.U.T. livery adopted.
30.09.1969: Sold to Goweroak Ltd, Grimsby.
30.6.1970: Sailed Grimsby for fishing grounds, to land at Fleetwood (Sk. Jack Kelly).
13.07.1970: First landing at Fleetwood from Rockall, 350 boxes.
21.07.1970: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood. Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Raymon Dunn designated manager. Wyre Trawlers livery adopted.
11.1971: Transferred to fish out of Granton (British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Granton, Edinburgh managing agents).
30.07.1976: Arrived Scrabster, Caithness for engine repairs.
27.09.1976: Arrived Scalloway, Shetland to take on ice.
30.04.1977: Arrived Aberdeen with fire damage, the crew having successfully tackled a blaze in their quarters, while S of Shetland.
1978: Transferred to fish out of Aberdeen (British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Aberdeen managing agents).
30.03.1980: Fire broke out in the cabin while lying in Aberdeen Harbour, Grampian Fire Brigade contained and extinguished the fire.
1980: Converted to Offshore Platform Standby/Safety role.
29.12.1980: Developed engine trouble during a storm in the North Sea. Taken in tow to Norway for repairs.
29.06.1981: Sold to Colne Shipping Ltd, Luton. G. D. Claridge Lowestoft designated manager.
07.09.1981: Grimsby registry closed.
09.09.1981: Registered at Lowestoft.
17.09.1981: Registered at Lowestoft as ANEGADA.
12.1991: Sold to C. Knight/Caravel Maritime Ltd, Rainham, Kent in an en bloc deal with BARNSLEY (408g/1960) (former trawler; COLNE KESTREL (405g/1966) (ex Boston Kestrel) and CRYSTAL PALACE (410grt/62) (former trawler).
20.12.1991: Delivered Medway for breaking up at Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham, Kent.
01.1992: Broken up by Caravel Maritime Ltd at Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham, Kent. Registry closed.

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M.T. Ross Curlew GY692

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

01/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
16/11/2016: Picture added.
24/10/2019: Updated information and added an image.