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mfv The Way – FD268

Technical

RSS Number: A16729
Gross Tonnage: 36
Length: 16.50m
Breadth: 5.62m
Depth: 1.92m
VCU: 146
Engine: Scania 185hp/138Kw
Built: 1965, Macduff.

History

1965: Built for Alec and Robbie Noble, Inverallochy
1976: Sold to John K Runton, Isle of Skye.
1979: Sold to Stephen Buchan and Duncan Birnie, Peterhead, Registration changed to PD268.
1983: Sold to Charles Ellis and Tom Marginson, Fleetwood, Registration changed to FD268.
1992: Sold to Lee Evans.
199?: Aground on Tigers Tail Fleetwood for maintenance.
1994: Ran aground, Parton, Irish Sea.
2000: Sold to Shaun Poland.
2003: She was fitted with a Volvo Penta 247HP the variable pitch gear was also removed and a standard gearbox fitted with a new shaft and a 5 bladed propeller.
2006: New wheelhouse fitted.

Notes

She has also fished from Girvan, Barrow and Maryport.
Named after passage from Bible, John 14 : 6 : I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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mfv The Way FD268

mfv The Way FD268
Picture courtesy of Ian Leask

mfv The Way FD268

mfv The Way FD268
Picture courtesy of Norman

mfv The Way FD268

mfv The Way FD268
Picture courtesy of Norman

mfv The Way FD268

mfv The Way FD268
Picture courtesy of Norman

Changelog
11/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Criscilla – FD261

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger & Matthew Jones
Technical

Official Number: 308713
Yard Number: 931
Completed: 1966
Gross Tonnage: 952
Net Tonnage: 411
Length: 56.55 m (185.53 ft)
Loa: 51.01 m (167.36 ft)
Breadth: 11.00 m (36.09 ft)
Depth: 4.115 m (13.50 ft)
Built: Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 7-cyl 1680bhp/1253kW Mirrlees KSSMR oil engine by Mirrlees National Ltd, Stockport. CP propeller.

History

1966: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.931) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as CRISCILLA.
11.1966: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD261).
23.06.1969: Transferred to fish out of Hull.
10.10.1969: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
03.1976: Last trip out of Fleetwood, landed at Hull 53 days out, 5,549 blocks.
28.03.1978: Engaged in offshore rig support.
1978: Returned to fishing out of Hull.
1978: Sold to Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.
1978: Converted by Globe Shiprepairers Ltd, Hull to an acoustic research/survey vessel/ fitted with moonpool and accommodation for 12 scientists.
1980: Fleetwood registry closed. Renamed COLONEL TEMPLER.
1989: Transferred to Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (DERA), Farnborough.
22.1.1991: At Hull during conversion work caught fire caused by a burner cutting a hole in a bulkhead and no fire watcher. Owing to the severity of the fire, deliberately flooded to extinguish fire and capsized at the dockside. Righted, salved and placed in dry dock for refurbishment and major rebuild.
1990/1: Major rebuild by Globe Shiprepairers Ltd, Hull and repair to fire damage.
8.1992: Following Special Survey, remeasured 1005g 301n.
4.1997: Converted to diesel electric propulsion. Oil engines 2 x 12-cyl vee total 2738bhp/2014kW Cummins by Cummins Engine Co Inc, Columbus, IN. Coupled to 2 x gen sets 1007kW 600V a.c. driving electric motor 1800shp/1324kW. Fitted with a contra rotating azimuthing propeller. First vessel under Lloyds to be classed unlimited service with such single propulsion system.
2000: Transferred to Government of the United Kingdom (Ministry of Defence), London – Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) (P.No.A229). Serco Denholm Ltd, Greenock designated managers. Employed in support of UK Armed Forces.
2001: Converted for diving support.
3.2008: Transferred to Serco Marine Services Ltd, Greenock. Renamed SD COLONEL TEMPLER.
2011: Laid up in Great Harbour, Greenock, on sales list.
10.2011: Sold to Seaways Survey & Recovery Ltd, Miami, FL, USA. Seaway Offshore Inc, Miami designated managers.
By 10.2011: Registered at Panama as SEAWAY ENDEAVOUR.
By 04.2012: Registered at Panama as RSV ENDEAVOUR.
By 11.2012: Registered at Lome, Togo as ENDEAVOUR.
2015: Sold to Halstorm Investment Group.
23.11.2016: Laid up in Glasgow.

Notes
The only stern trawler built specifically to operate out of Fleetwood and the largest ever Fleetwood registered fishing vessel. Her build took account of the width of the Fleetwood lock gates.

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M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
Picture from the Internet

R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer Propeller

M.V. Colonel Templer Propeller
Picture courtesy of The Matthew Jones Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
Picture courtesy of The Matthew Jones Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
Picture courtesy of The Matthew Jones Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
Picture courtesy of The Matthew Jones Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
Picture courtesy of The Matthew Jones Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
Picture courtesy of The Matthew Jones Collection

RSV Endeavour

RSV Endeavour
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.V. Seaway Endeavour

M.V. Seaway Endeavour
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

Changelog
11/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
30/12/2016: Removed incorrect image.
14/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
17/05/2018: Added an image.
27/05/2018: Significant information update.
29/05/2018: Added more images.
10/08/2018: Added more images of the refurbishment.

mfv Faith Star – FD204

Additional information courtesy of Steven Brown
Technical

Official Number: 182380
Gross Tonnage: 24
Net Tonnage: 14
Length: 44 ft
Built: 1950, Slater and Barnard Boatbuilders, Lossiemouth
Engine: 66bhp Gardner

History

1950: Completed by Slater and Barnard Boatbuilders, Lossiemouth as FAITH STAR WY48, Owned by Richard Theaker.
1965: Owned by Robert W. Ashton & Ernest Sharrock. Registered as FAITH STAR FD204
1967: Owned by Kenneth P. Brown, Fleetwood. Engine replaced by a Lister, at Glasson Dock, after a crankshaft failure.
1973: Frame gantry fitted and the Lister engine replaced by a Gardiner 6LX.
1975: Steel wheelhouse fitted.
1976: Owned by George H. Lamb & Christopher C. Connor.
1976: To Maryport.
By 1980: She was back in Scotland, in Fife, and owned by Ian M. Anderson & Others.
By 1982: Owned by Peter R. Mowbray & Others still in Fife and still with her Fleetwood Registration.

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mfv Faith Star FD204

mfv Faith Star FD204
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

mfv Faith Star FD204

mfv Faith Star FD204
Picture courtesy of Emiel Rycx

mfv Faith Star FD204

mfv Faith Star FD204
Picture courtesy of Neil Geddes Snr.

Changelog
09/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
09/02/2017: Updated information.

M.T. Onward Fisher – FD202

Technical

Official Number: 301889
Gross Tonnage: 22
Net Tonnage: 6
Engine: 76HP
Built: J&J Harrisons, Amble, 1961

History

1961: Built for Charlie Scott in Fleetwood
1982: Bought by Charlie Overett from Morecambe.
03.08.1987: Moved inshore to dump debris clear of the fishing area and struck a half submerged rock and became stranded at Brighouse Bay, two miles west of Little Rock. Vessel written off as a total loss.

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mfv Onward Fisher FD202

mfv Onward Fisher FD202
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

mfv Onward Fisher FD202

mfv Onward Fisher FD202

mfv Onward Fisher FD202

mfv Onward Fisher FD202

Changelog
09/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.