mfv Border Star – LH383

Information courtesy of Neil Evans

Technical

RSS No: A12414
Gross Tonnage: 49.76
Net Tonnage: 49.76
Length: 65ft (68.9 ft LOA)
Breadth: 19.9 ft
Depth: 8.7 ft
Engine: 8-cyl 152bhp oil engine type 8L3 by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester
Re-engined with by W. H. Dorman & Co Ltd, Stafford. Gardner gearbox and stern gear retaining
1960: Built by R. B. Harrison & Sons Ltd, Bill Quay

History

1960: Completed by R. B. Harrison & Sons Ltd, Bill Quay for Richard Crawford, Tweedmouth & John Dougal, North Shields. Registered at Leith (Part IV) (LH383).
By 31.7.1970: Owned by Richard Crawford, Tweedmouth & Mrs Mary K. Dougal, Tynemouth.
By 30.6.1980: Owned by John Cowell & David Cavanagh, Fleetwood.
12.4.1984: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to David Cavanagh, Poulton-le-Fylde.
5.5.1989: Certificate of Registry re-issued.
15.7.1993: Leith registry closed. Laid up at Holyhead, subsequently flooded and sunk. Refloated, Gardner engine removed. Lifted out by Holyhead Boatyard Ltd. Re-engined and moved to Penrhyn. Sold to Chris Jones for conversion to a ‘live aboard’. Converted afloat in Penrhyn Dock. Moved to River Weaver and berthed at Weaver Marine, Northwich.
2.2017: Chris Jones died.

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mfv Border Star LH383

mfv Border Star LH383
Picture courtesy of The Jim Gardner Collection

mfv Border Star LR383

mfv Border Star LR383
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

mfv Border Star LH383

mfv Border Star LH383
Picture courtesy of The Neil Evans Collection

mfv Border Star LH383

mfv Border Star LH383
Picture courtesy of The Neil Evans Collection

mfv Border Star LH383

mfv Border Star LH383
Picture courtesy of The Neil Evans Collection

mfv Border Star LH383

mfv Border Star LH383
Picture courtesy of The Neil Evans Collection

mfv Border Star LH383

mfv Border Star LH383
Picture courtesy of The Neil Evans Collection

Pictured at Northwich on the River Weaver at Weaver Marine’s yard

mfv Border Star LR383

mfv Border Star LR383
Picture courtesy of Neil Evans

mfv Border Star LR383

mfv Border Star LR383
Picture courtesy of Neil Evans

mfv Border Star LR383

mfv Border Star LR383
Picture courtesy of Neil Evans

Changelog
27/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
12/05/2017: Added images and removed FMHT watermark.
26/08/2017: Updated information.
28/09/2017: Added pictures and updated information.
06/10/2017: Added an image.