Additional information courtesy of Geoff Davidson and David Slinger
Official Number: 183855
Gross Tonnage: 168.80
Net Tonnage: 56.79
Length: 104.5 ft (loa)
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Wooden built by Montrose Shipyard Ltd, Montrose Engine: 2 stroke 4-cyl 440bhp Widdop
1957: Launched by Montrose Shipyard Ltd, Montrose (Yd No.?) for Cedar Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
17.04.1957: Registered at Aberdeen (A100). Alexander Bruce designated manager.
5.1957: Completed. Mortgaged to White Fish Authority, London. First skipper James Reid Bowie.
15.07.1963: Re-possessed by White Fish Authority, London and fished on their behalf out of Aberdeen.
12.09.1967: Arrived Fleetwood.
20.09.1967: Sold to George Anthony Beck, Kendal. Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd managing agents.
07.11.1967: First landing at Fleetwood 192 kits.
19.06.1968: Last landing at Fleetwood before going on charter for survey work, 110 kits.
24.07.1968: Grounded on Tiger’s Tail partially blocking dock channel. Three attempts to refloat failed and vessel listed to 45°.
25.07.1968: At high tide three quarters submerged causing problems for dock traffic.
27.07.1968: RFA Salvage vessel DISPENSER (775grt/1943), on charter to Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association, in attendance and with cables attached and the Fleetwood Fire Brigade pumps in operation, parbuckled upright and secured to quayside with cables. Pumped out and later towed into dock. Repaired.
08.1970: Laid up at Glasson Dock.
12.1973: Re-activated for fishing.
1973: Re-engined with Paxman oil engine?
1974: Laid up at Glasson Dock.
19.07.1977: Sold to Patrick John Quill, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
28.09.1977: Aberdeen registry closed.
1977: Registered at Dublin O.N.401733.
10.1977: Provisionally allocated Dublin PLN (D606). Not traced after 1987.
1980s: Believed sold for conversion to a houseboat on the River Medway. Later hulked opposite Kingsnorth Power Station.
Note: Believed to be the oldest wooden trawler in the UK.
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