Author Archives: William Brixham

mfv Elsie FD9

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mfv Elsie FD9

mfv Elsie FD9
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Changelog
24/03/2019: Page published.

mfv Ivy May FD134

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Additional information courtesy of John Worthington

Technical

RSS No: B14139
MMSI: 235084726
Gross Tonnage: 21.02
Length: 13.20 m
Breadth: 11.90 m
Depth: 4.60 m
Built: Newbury Engineering Ltd, Newhaven
Engine: 290bhp oil engine by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester
Re-engined with 213bhp/290kW Caterpillar 33068

History

1994: Completed as a trawler by Newbury Engineering Ltd, Newhaven for Dennis Watts, Southwick, W. Sussex as REBECCAN.
2013: Sold to ??, ??. Registered at Colchester (CK134).
2016: Sold to B&M Fishing LLP, Fleetwood. Converted for whelking/shell fish and registered at Fleetwood as IVY MAY (FD134).
2018: Registered at Stornoway as KERISTUM (SY76).
2018: Registered at Fleetwood as IVY MAY (FD134).
200?: Re-engined with 213bhp/290kW Caterpillar 33068

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mfv Rebeccan PW406

mfv Rebeccan PW406
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mfv Ivy May FD134

mfv Ivy May FD134
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mfv Keristum SY76

mfv Keristum SY76
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mfv Ivy May FD134

mfv Ivy May FD134
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Changelog
26/01/2019: Page published.
27/01/2017: Information updated.

mfv Patty FD251

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mfv Patty FD251

mfv Patty FD251
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Changelog

18/12/2018: Page published.

M.T. Glen Carron A427

Technical

Official Number: 359080
Yard Number: 327
Completed: 01/01/1974
Gross Tonnage: 299
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 32.44 m
Breadth: 8.44 m
Depth: 4.75 m
Launched: 15/10/1973
Built: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Wilmington Quay
Engines: 4SA, 8cyl (222 x 292mm), 1250bhp; (1985: 6cyl (250 x 300mm)) oil engine by Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd, Stamford

History

01/01/1974: Completed for J Marr (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen. Registered A427.
1982: Sold to Heimaskagi H/F, Iceland; renamed SKIPASKAGI.
1985: Re-engined by Bergens Mek Versteder.
1992: Sold to Valdimar H/F, Vogar; renamed THURIDUR HALLDORSDOTTIR.
1995: Renamed STURLA.
2004: Renamed SOLBORG.
2005: Sold to Verdalir EHF, Bildudaldur, Iceland; renamed HALLGRIMUR.

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M.T. Glen Carron A427

M.T. Glen Carron A427
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M.T. Glen Carron A427

M.T. Glen Carron A427
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Changelog

24/08/2018: Page published.

M.T. Genesis FD19

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Genesis BCK19

Genesis BCK19
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M.T. Genisis FD19

M.T. Genisis FD19
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Changelog
03/08/2018: Page published.

M.T. Swanella (3) H421

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 308571
Yard Number: 554
Completed: 1967
Gross Tonnage: 1179
Length: 247.9 ft
Breadth: 40.8 ft
Depth: 8.08 m
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: Diesel-electric 2 x 12-cyl ‘V’ oil engines 1550bhp by English Electric Ltd, Preston connected to 1 x electric motor 2100shp – 15 knots
Capable of freezing 600 kits per day in 90LB blocks.

History

017.10.1966: Launched at Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.554) by Mrs E.Stirk (mother in law of Geoffrey Alan Marr) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as SWANELLA.
1967: Completed. Registered at Hull (H421).
31.01.1967: Ran sea trials.
03.02.1967: Sailed from Hull on her maiden voyage (Skipper Charles Drever) bound for the Newfoundland fishing grounds. Halfway through her maiden voyage she suffered a fractured crank shaft which reduced the engine power by 50% This proved inadequate and she was brought home early arriving back at Hull on the 27th March landing 447 tonnes.
1967: Set up a new record catch of 665.5 tonnes (Skipper Charles Drever).
1969: The company’s top trawler landing 4,105 tonnes of fish for 307 days at sea, only 64 tonnes behind the top freezer LADY PARKES H397 which recieved a place in the Guinness book of records.
12.6.1981: Sold to KaareMisje & Co, Bergen and converted to a diving support ship.
1982: Hull registry closed. Registered at Panama as ARCHEMEDES.
19855: DRIVE PERFORMER.
1988: NORTH SEA COMMANDER.
1990: Sold to DSND Shipping, Norway. Renamed SEAWAY COMMANDER.
2004: ALLIED COMMANDER, Panama flag.
2009: Sold to How Choi Marine Ltd, Hong Kong. Renamed EGS EXPLORER St Vincent & Grenadines Flag.
2013: Renamed GEO EXPLORER, Nevis & St. Kitts flag.

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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.V. Seaway Commander

M.V. Seaway Commander
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M.V. Allied Commander

M.V. Allied Commander
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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.T. Swanella H241

M.T. Swanella H421
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Changelog
29/01/2018: Page published.
30/01/2017: Added information and images.

mfv Moorhen FD306

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Technical

Official Number: 187855
Gross Tonnage: 31
Net Tonnage: 15n
Length: 45.00 ft
Engine: 88bhp Gardner 6LW

History

1956: Completed by T. Summers, Fraserburgh for Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as MOORHEN.
07.02.1957: Registered at Fleetwood (FD ). Gordon C. Dugdall designated manager.
By 31.08.1960: Sold to Harry Franklin Ltd, Grimsby. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Grimsby (GY593). Harry Franklin designated managing owner.
By 31.07.1971: Sold to Allard Hewson & Co Ltd, Grimsby. Re-registered at Grimsby
(GY181).
By 1971: Remeasured and registered Part IV only, 22g 22n.
By 31.05.1975: Sold to Ronald Bond, Fleetwood. Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD306). Ronald Bond designated managing owner.
By 31.08.1979: Sold to W. H. Gregg & Sons Ltd, Hartlepool and others.
Post 1987: Fate.

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mfv Moorhen FD306

mfv Moorhen FD306
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Changelog
11/09/2017: Page published.
10/12/2017: Significant information update.

mfv Niels Risager FD204

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mfv Niels Risager FD204

mfv Niels Risager FD204 towing Broadwater
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Changelog
10/06/2017: Page published.

mfv Crusader FD71

Technical

Official Number: 366605
RSS Number: A16344.
Gross Tonnage: 44
Net Tonnage: 20
Length (loa) 17.29 m
Length: 16.93 m
Breadth: 5.52 m
Depth: 2.31 m
Non-Sector. VCU (Vessel Capacity Unit) – 172.39
Engine: 8-cyl 230bhp/171kW Gardner 8L3B oil engine by L. Gardner & Sons Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester

History

1975: Ordered by Browse Brothers, Paignton.
1976: Completed by J. Hinks & Son Ltd, Appledore (Yd.No.?) for Maurice Browse, Paignton & others as CRUSADER. Registered at Dartmouth (DH71). Based Kingswear, Devon and working the mid-Channel grounds (Sk. Mike Dormon).
07.1978: Sold to Stanley V. Browse, Brixham & others. Registered at Dartmouth as CRUSADER OF KINGSWEAR (DH71).
1990s: Became nomadic, fishing out of various ports before being based at Whitehaven and Girvan exploiting the Irish Sea whelk grounds.
By 1993: Sold to Kenneth Browse, Paignton & others.
2010: Laid up at Girvan and offered for sale.
2012: Sold to B & M Fishing LLP, Fleetwood (Anne Mary Bynam, Andrew Robert Bynam & AM Seafoods Ltd). Registered at Fleetwood as CRUSADER (FD71). Continued operating as a whelker.
03.2016: Sold to Timothy Bowman-Davies, Nyeland. Registered at Milford as CRUSADER (M71). Continues to operate out of Milford as a whelker.
2017: Sold to Richard Wright, for conversion to a private vessel.
22.06.2018: Sank alongside at Scarborough. Raised and being refurbished for private use, possibly as an angling boat on the Humber.

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mfv Crusader FD71

mfv Crusader FD71
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M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingsmear DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingswear DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingswear DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingswear DH71

M.T. Crusader FD71

M.T. Crusader FD71

mfv Crusader FD71

mfv Crusader FD71
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mfv Crusader FD71

mfv Crusader M71
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mfv Crusader

mfv Crusader
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Changelog
06/06/2017: Page published.
11/12/2018: Updated information and added images.
16/12/2018: Added an image.
07/01/2019: Added image and removed FMHT watermark.