M.T. Faithlie – A100

Additional information courtesy of Geoff Davidson

Technical

Official Number: 183855
Gross Tonnage: 169
Completed: 1957
Net Tonnage: 57
Length: 104.5 ft (loa)
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Built of wood by Montrose Shipyard Ltd, Montrose Engine: 2 stroke 4-cyl 440bhp Widdop
Re-engined with Paxman engine.

History

5.1957: Built by Montrose Shipyard Ltd, Montrose for Alexander Bruce’s Cedar Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen and registered (A100).
5.9.1967: Sold to G.A.Beck, Kendall.
12.9.1967: Arrived Fleetwood, managed by the Cevic steam fishing company.
24.07.1968: Grounded on Tiger’s Tail and partially blocking the dock channel. Three attempt to refloat failed and the vessel listed to 45 degrees.
25.07.1968: Found to be leaking and at high tide, three quarters submerged. Causing problems for vessels entering the dock. Liverpool salvage vessel DISPENSER anchored alongside. Fleetwood fire brigade pumped the FAITHLIE out as the tide fell and DISPENSER pulled her upright with steel hawsers. Towed into dock for repair.
08.1970: Laid up since 1968 in Glasson dock.
12.1973: Returned to sea. Refitted with 1000bhp? Paxman engine.
By 1974: Laid up at Glasson Dock.
1977: Sold to T.J.Quill Carragalan Co.Cork, Re Registered at Dublin (D604).
1987: Still in Dublin registration (D606).
Post 1987: No record.

Note: Believed to be the oldest wooden trawler in the UK.

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M.T. Faithlie A100

M.T. Faithlie A100

M.T. Faithlie A100

M.T. Faithlie A100

M.T. Faithlie A100

M.T. Faithlie A100

Changelog
11/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
25/12/2016: Image added.