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M.T. Boy Jamie – FD224

Additional information courtesy of Dick Massey

Technical

Official Number: A14902
Length: 15.25m
Breadth: 4.82m
Depth: 2.03m
Gross Tonnage: 31.36
Callsign: ZQUV
Engine: 214hp Baudouin
Built: Den Hem Zaandam (1st cutter shipyard Haak) 1954

History

1954: Built as as UK90 “GEERTJE” for F. Miller, Urk, built with a 100 HP Mercedes Benz.
1955: New 105 HP MWM engine fitted.
1964: Registered owner H. Miller Urk.
1965: Registered as “ELISABETH” (WON24) Gebr. Albert and Andries Koornstra Makkum.
1969: Registered as “LEENDERT” (SCH29) HM Snoeck Hague.
1970: Registered owner C. Th. Heyning Wassenaar.
1971: Registered as “BOY JAMIE” (FD224) Jimmy Hesketh Fleetwood.
1972: Registered as “BOY JAMIE” (BM224) Harry & Brian Trust BM and other New engine fitted, 214hp Baudouin.
1986: Registered owners Rogers & LF Beatty Brixham.
1994: Registered owner Norman Rogers Brixham.
1994: Scrapped.

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M.T. Boy Jamie FD224

M.T. Boy Jamie FD224

Changelog
04/02/2017: Page published.
07/02/2017: Information updated.

M.T. Autumn Swallow – FD363

Historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Yard Number: 280
Gross Tonnage: 196
Net Tonnage: 62
Length: 107 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Engine: 6-cyl 550bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester

History

04.1961: Completed by Brooke Marine Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.280) as CARLTON QUEEN.
05. 1971: Engine replaced with 6-cyl 900bhp/662kW oil engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow.
1976-1986: As WARBLER > DAWN WARBLER (Offshore platform standby vessel).
07.1986: Sold by Warbler Fishing Co Ltd as DAWN WARBLER offshore platform standby/safety vessel to Spanish interests for conversion to a great liner.
By 1991: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD363).
By 1993: Renamed SEAHORSE M363. Searanger Ltd. (Anglo-Spanish company.)

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M.T. Autumn Swallow FD363

M.T. Autumn Swallow FD363

Changelog
02/02/2017: Page published.

A Special Request

We have had a request for any technical or historical information on the following vessels………..

FAITH STAR FD204, ORION FD195, CHILDREN’S FRIEND FD225, IDEAL FD336, DULCIE FD192, CAIRNGORM FD535, JACQUELINA ROBERTA B315 and GIEN MIE FD5.

Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Changelog
24/01/2017: Page published.

mfv Ideal – FD336

Additional information courtesy of Steven Brown

Technical

Gross Tonnage: 16
Net Tonnage: 16
Length: 38 ft
Engine: 74hp 4L3 oil engine by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester
Built: Denmark 1948

History

1949: Completed in Denmark for owners not identified.
1952: Sold to W. Thomson, Whitehaven. Fished as an anchor seiner. Registered at Whitehaven as CUMBERLAND (WA14).
By 31.08.1960: Sold to A. Duthie, Fraserburgh & others. Whitehaven registry closed. Registered at Fraserburgh as SERENITY (FR243).
By 31.07.1964: Fraserburgh registry closed. Registered at Peterhead as HARVESTER (PD405).
By 31.07.1970: Sold to Martin D. Gardner, Anstruther. Peterhead registry closed. Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY386).
1970: Sold to Associated Fisheries (Scotland) Ltd, Edinburgh. Registered at Kirkcaldy as PLOUGH (KY386).
1974: Registered at Kirkcaldy as PLOUGH II (KY386). At Oban rigged as a scallop dredger but employed as a prawn trawler.
08.1976: Sold to Kenneth P. Brown, Cleveleys (“Mick” Brown). Kirkcaldy registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood as IDEAL (FD336). Fitted for white fish trawling.
1979: Re-engined with 6LX 110bhp by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester.
07.1981: Sold to Melvyn Pearce & John P. McDonnagh (“Ginger John”), Fleetwood.
1982: Sold to Melvyn Pearce, Fleetwood.
01.1983: Sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds, dense fog and No.5 buoy extinguished. Missed channel and struck Wyre Light, sprung planks port side, filled rapidly and foundered. Crew picked up by NAIOM UINSIONN (BS85) (Sk.Barry Hampson) and landed at Fleetwood. Attempts made to raise but settled in scour of the light and filled with sand. Masts and top of gantry cut off and abandoned. Occasionally shows above sand.

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mfv Harvester PD405

mfv Harvester PD405

mfv Ideal FD386

mfv Ideal FD386

Changelog
16/01/2017: Page published.
22/01/2017: Added information.
22/01/2017: Added image and more information.

mfv Suandra – FD257

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Official Number: 362635
Tonnage: 35
Length: 64 ft
Depth: 9 ft

History

The SUANDRA was a 35gt wooden smack (crabber) built in Belgium?? and registered at Fleetwood.
23.06.1976: SUANDRA caught fire four miles off Cardigan Island (the gas cylinders in the hold also exploded). RAE Aberporth’s tug DOLWEN was able to attend and put the fire out. The SUANDRA was then towed to New Quay to assess the damage. The following Saturday, arsonists set fire the boat with the blaze being put out by the local fire brigade. It was eventually towed to the river Teifi and abandoned on the mud.

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mfv Suandra FD257

mfv Suandra FD257

Changelog
13/01/2017: Page published.

M.T. Eureka – BA558

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Built: 1958
Length: 65 ft
Gross tonnage: 31

History

Early 1980s: In ownership of the Clarkson family.
1982: In ownership of Francis Clarkson.

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M.T. Eureka BA558

M.T. Eureka BA558

Changelog
07/01/2017: Page published.

mfv Mary Marie WH285

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Engine: Cummins

History

Early 90s: Fishing from Fleetwood in the ownership of Bob Rawcliffe.

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mfv Mary Marie WH285

mfv Mary Marie WH285

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

Changelog
18/12/2016: Page published.

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

Further historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

RSS No.B14805
Gross Tonnage: 35.4
Length: 14.20 m
Breadth: 5.30 m
Depth: 2.25 m
Engine: Type Nt855-M240 6-cyl 240hp/179kWoil engine by Cummins Engine Co, Chongqing, China

History

1996: Completed by Newbury Engineering (Boatbuilders) Ltd, Newhaven for Michael L. Sheard, Fleetwood as MICHEL LEWIS.
26.09.1996: Registered at Fleetwood (FD401).
10.1999: Sold to J. Tooley, Brixham.
10.11.1999: Registered at Brixham as CHRISTA (BM497).
09.2005: Sold to Whitelink Ltd, Fraserburgh.
18.10.2005: Registered at Fraserburgh as LEANNE II (FR386).
06.2006: Sold to Seacrest Fishing Co Ltd, Fraserburgh.
12.06.2006: Registered at Fraserburgh as GOLDEN PROMISE (FR186).
17.02.2010: Registered at Falmouth (FH401).
03.2010: Refitted at Brixham.
01.11.2013: Fishing in Cardigan Bay, disabled some 15 miles N of Fishguard with rope round propeller. Initially taken in tow by another scalloper but tow parted. Fishguard lifeboat launched at 0400 and arrived on scene an hour later, connected a commenced tow to Fishguard. 0800 delivered safely alongside at Fishguard.
11.2016: Still fishing and landing at Brixham/Newlyn; member of the South Western Fish Producers Organisation Ltd, Ivybridge, Devon (155.81 units).

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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
Picture courtesy of Paul Scott

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
Picture courtesy of Paul Scott

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

Changelog
27/12/2016: Page published.

mfv Two Boys – FD503

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Under 10m.
RSS No.C16834.
Gross Tonnage: 18.075
Length: 9.99 metres
Engine: 6-cyl 153hp/119kW oil engine by Doosan Engine Co Ltd, South Korea

History

10.1999: Completed by Steel Kit Ltd, Aberystwyth to an S.C.McAlister & Co Ltd design for ??, ?? as TWO BOYS.
19.10.1999: Registered at Fleetwood (FD503).
2002: Sold to ??, ??. Fleetwood registry closed.
29.01.2003: Registered at Ullapool as VALKYRIE (UL100). Converted for prawn trawling. Later fishing out of Pittenweem.
200?: Shelterdeck fitted.
03.2011: Re-cycled at Fraserburgh having been accepted for the Fisheries Decommissioning Scheme.
14.03.2011: Ullapool registry closed.

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mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

Changelog
25/12/2016: Page published.
26/12/2016: Information and pictures added.