M.T. Ross Heron – GY693


Official Number: 303294
Yard Number: 1468
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 288
net Tonnage: 92
Length: 107.5 ft
Breadth: 24.5 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Engine: 695bhp 6cyl 4SA by Ruston Hornsby Lincoln
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Speed: 12.5 kts


25.10.1961: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1468) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby as ROSS HERON.
17.04.19062: Completed. Cost to build £131,000 (WFA Grant £31,000).
02.05.1962: Registered at Grimsby (GY693).
01.07.1969: Became part of the British United Trawlers (B.U.T.) fleet. B.U.T. livery adopted. Book value £67,149.
30.09.1969: Sold to Goweroak Ltd, Grimsby.
03.03.1970: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood. Wyre Trawlers Ltd, managing agents.
11.11.1971: Fishing out of Granton.
17.08.1981: Sold to The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Luton.
1981: Converted to offshore platform standby safety vessel.
14.09.1981: Grimsby registry closed.
09.1981: Registered at Lowestoft as MUSTIQUE exchanged names with existing MUSTIQUE O.N.184923 (laid up with engine damage).
07.1991: Sold to Spearing International Ltd, Dartford in en bloc deal with COLNE HUNTER (442grt/1963).
29.07.1991: Sailed Lowestoft for River Medway, MUSTIQUE towing COLNE HUNTER.
10.08.1991: Delivered Medway for breaking up at Bloors Wharf, Rainham by Masterman Iron & Steel Shipbreakers Ltd. Registry closed.

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M.T. Ross Heron GY693

M.T. Ross Heron GY693
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M.T. Ross Heron GY693

M.T. Ross Heron GY693
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ORSV Mustique

ORSV Mustique
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

01/11/2016: Information updated.