M.T. Dayspring H183

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Robin Youngman

Technical

Official Number: 301628
Yard Number: 1453
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 452.79
Net Tonnage: 149.98
Length: 139.4 ft
Breadth: 28.2 ft
Depth: 13.35 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 8-cyl 1000bhp oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport

History

Cost to build £182,000 (WFA Grant £37,500).
19.9.1959: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1453) for Robin’s Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Hull as DAYSPRING.
29.02.1960: Registered at Hull (H183).
29.2.1960: William John Robins designated manager.
1.3.1960: Completed.
03.03.1960: Sailed on first trip to Faeroe grounds.
11.3.1960: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to the White Fish Authority, London (A).
23.6.1961: Last landing at Hull laid up and offered for sale.
06.1961: Company bought by Basil Arthur Parkes, Hessle.
26.6.1961: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Ronald Slapp); to land at Fleetwood. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
15.8.1961: Sold to Parbel-Smith Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Group, Fleetwood).
18.8.1961: Basil Arthur Parkes, Hessle designated manager.
28.11.1961: Sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds (Sk. Ronald Slapp) in fine clear weather. At 9.00 am. off the Isle of Man in collision with London registered motor tanker AUSPICITY (402grt/1944) on passage Greenock for Liverpool with part cargo vegetable oil; both vessels damaged. AUSPICITY, listing, put into Ramsey with port side rails and shell plates midships set in and holed. DAYSPRING returned to Fleetwood leaking in forepeak.
29.11.1961: After landing ice, placed on slip for survey and repair. Stem twisted, several shell plates set in and holed on starboard bow. Repairs effected and returned to service.
17.1.1962: Aberdeen crew left Aberdeen by special bus to take over ship and to sail to Aberdeen where she is to be based. Don Fishing Co Ltd, managing agents.
18.1.1962: Sailed Fleetwood for Aberdeen via fishing grounds.
29.3.1962; Reported that after a trip which resulted in a poor return following loss of part of gear, to be transferred to operate out of Grimsby.
3.4.1962: Registered at Hull as ADMIRAL NELSON (H183) (MoT Minute RSS8/1/02487 dated 3.2.1962).
25.4.1962: Transferred to fish out of Grimsby. Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd,managing agents.
26.4.1962: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to the White Fish Authority, London for the sum of £99,344 with interest as agreed (B).
27.7.1962: Mortgage (A) discharged.
9.3.1963: Registered at Hull as PRINCESS ROYAL (H183) (BoT Minute RSS8/1/02743 dated 27.2.1963).
26.8.1968: Mortgage (B) discharged.
29.8.1968: Sold to Irvin & Johnson Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa.
18.10.1968: Hull registry closed.
10.1968: Registered at Cape Town.
1983: Vessel stripped of reusable parts and non-ferrous metals.
09.05.1983: Hulk scuttled off Robben Island, Cape Town.
5.1983: Cape Town registry closed.

Note: The AUSPICITY was an Everard tanker, ex CHANT war built, straight framed and built in weldments in small workshops, brought to the shipyard and assembled; she was pretty strong as befits a ship that was expected to beach and discharge.

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M.T. Dayspring H183

M.T. Dayspring H183

M.V. Auspicity

M.V. Auspicity

M.T. Admiral Nelson H183

M.T. Admiral Nelson H183
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Princess Royal H183

M.T. Princess Royal H183

Changelog
07/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
28/03/2019: Updated information.