M.T. Ross Fortune – FD281


Official Number: 307549
Yard Number: 1501
Completed: 1965
IMO Number: 6515801
Completed: 1965
Gross Tonnage: 457
Net Tonnage: 183
Length: 120 ft
Breadth: 30 ft
Depth: 19.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 4 stroke Vee 12-cyl oil engine by Davey, Paxman & Co Ltd, Colchester – CP propeller


1965: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, (Yd No. 1501) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby, as ROSS FORTUNE.
15.10.1965: Registered at Grimsby (GY1365).
11.12.1968: Alteration of particulars: Re-engined (8 cyl diesel by English Electric Co Ltd, Newton-Le-Willows 1052bhp / 320 gt / 103 net / 12 knots).
06.03.1970: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
06.07.1970: Grimsby registry closed.
07.07.1970: Registered at Fleetwood (FD281).
04.06.1971: Sold to Bonavista Cold Storage Co Ltd, St. John’s, Newfoundland renamed FURY V.
26.01.1972: Fleetwood registry closed Registry transferred to St John’s Newfoundland.
02.1972: Re-engined (12 cyl diesel by General Motors Corp, Le Grange 1500 BHP).
1984: Sold to The Lake Group Ltd, St. John’s.
1986: Sold to Fishery Products International Ltd, St.John’s.
1993: Sold to Naviera Fury S De R.L, San Lorenzo,Honduras.
2002: Sold to South African owners, renamed FURY.
2008: Vessels continued existence in doubt, removed from Lloyds Register of Shipping.

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M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365

M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365

M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365

M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

01/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.