Monthly Archives: August 2018

iv Peggy FD222

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
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Technical

Part IV registered
Gross Tonnage: 13.61

History

27.10.1943: Registered at Fleetwood as PEGGY (FD222). Owner W. Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
12.1959: In fog, stranded near Fleetwood Pier about 40 yrs from the Promenade. Sk. John Holden and Mate Albert Mair tried to keep her afloat but were unsuccessful and picked up by Fleetwood lifeboat, ANN LETITIA RUSSELL (Cox. Albert Wright). Subsequently salvage undertaken and engine, mast, ballast and some fishing gear recovered. Boat not insured and a fund to help the owner set-up by business men Norman, Frank, Leonard and Lawrence Horsley.

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iv Peggy FD222

iv Peggy FD222
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Changelog
12/08/2018: Page published.

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham, David Slinger and Andy Hall

Technical

Official Number: 185731
Yard Number: 324
Completed: 1943
Gross Tonnage: 117.32
Net Tonnage: 66.25
Length: 92.3 ft (loa)
Breadth: 22.3 ft
Depth: 22.3 x 9.8 feet
Engine: 4-cyl 240bhp HR4 oil engine by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester
Construction: Wooden built MFV

History

27.11.1942: Ordered by The Admiralty from Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.324).
15.11.1943: Launched by East Anglian Constructors Ltd, Oulton Broad.
3.1944: Completed by Richards Ironworks Ltd as MFV1504(1x20mmAA).
11.12.1946: Sold out of service.
1948: Believed sold to George W. B. Leslie, Sumburgh, Shetland. Registered at Lerwick (Part IV) as BETTY LESLIE (LK497). George W. B. Leslie designated managing owner. Modified at St. Monans, Fife to fish a Norwegian purse net but not designed for this method and trials not a success (first UK seiner).
1951: Fished great lines as far as Faroes and Iceland.
1952: Believed registered at Lerwick (Part I) as BETTY LESLIE O.N.185731 (LK497) by George W. B. Leslie, Cults, Aberdeenshire. George W. B. Leslie designated managing owner. Continued to fish great lines as far as Faroes and Iceland and drift netting in North Sea.
4.1954: Sponsored by WFA, shark fishing off Shetland. Fitted out at Lerwick.
6.4.1954: sailed Lerwick to pursue sharks.
3.5.1954: At Aberdeen landed mostly from the North Rona grounds, 80 porbeagle sharks, 546 stone sold for 14/6d per stone to a syndicate.
Late 1950s: Engaged in side trawling.
1959: Sold to owners on NE Coast.
2.11.1960: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
1960: Re-engined with 5-cyl 375bhp HR5 Crossley (engine made 1951) by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester.
1.1961: Completed conversion to side fishing trawler by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft. Remeasured following survey 114.51g 47.86n 96.0 (loa) x 22.3 x 10.9 (summer draught) feet.
26.1.1961: On completion of modernisation and conversion to a side trawler, Lerwick registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft as BOSTON MOSQUITO (LT373). Basil Arthur Parkes, Hessle designated manager.
Early 1960s: Seasonal trawling out of Fleetwood.
14.10.1962: Alongside in Wyre Dock. 2nd Eng John Riddock Young discovered fire in wheelhouse. Sounded alarm on ship’s siren. Attended by PC Edward Macdonald BTC Police and PC Norman Pott, Lancashire Constabulary who managed, despite dense smoke, to contain the fire until Fleetwood Fire Brigade arrived and fire was extinguished. Considerable damage to wheelhouse, including radar, radio and navigational instruments.
16.11.1965: In heavy weather stranded at Scar Point, North Shields. Refloated by tug BAMBURGH (119grt/1956) and taken into River Tyne.
26.11.1965: Off the Tyne suffered ingress of water and sent out distress. Steam trawler ROSS CANOPUS (979grt/1946) responded and escorted into River Tyne.
1.4.1966: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
26.8.1966: Sale registered.
27.8.1966: Sold to Looker Fishing Co Ltd , Aberdeen. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
25.11.1966: Sale registered.
1967: Employed on offshore platform standby/safety duties.
14.6.1967: Sold to Looker Fishing Co Ltd (32/64), Aberdeen and Putford Enterprises Ltd (32/64), Paignton.
12.9.1967: Sale registered.
4.7.1972: Sold to David James Sadd, Norwich.
17.10.1972: Lowestoft (Part IV registry closed.
28.8.1972: Sold to Mrs Lillian Ann Rodgers, Norwich (JR Marine Ltd, Norwich).
1.1973: Unofficially renamed MOSQUITO.
23.1.1973: Registered at Lowestoft as APRIL DIAMOND. JR Marine Ltd, Norwich designated managers. Lowestoft registry closed in error “ Sold to Greek interests”, but expunged.
18.8.1973: Arrested at Scheveningen, Netherlands having been caught with illegal immigrants onboard for passage to UK; Skipper and Mate detained. Vessel held by Netherlands authorities as surety to cover cost of flying 26 Asians home (c£6,000).
1975: Sunk at berth in Scheveningen, later craned from water in sections, engine and other useable parts removed and sold.
1979: Ship seized to recover court costs, hulk sold for breaking up.
20.6.1990: Lowestoft registration certificates finally cancelled.

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M.T. Betty Leslie LK497

mfv Betty Leslie LK497
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M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373
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M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373
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M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373

M.T. Boston Mosquito LT373
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Changelog
04/08/2018: Page published.
12/08/2018: Information updated.

M.T. Genesis FD19

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Genesis BCK19

Genesis BCK19
Picture courtesy of Tommy Kirkpatrick

M.T. Genisis FD19

M.T. Genisis FD19
Picture courtesy of Tommy Kirkpatrick

Changelog
03/08/2018: Page published.