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M.T. Deevale A594

Technical

Part IV registered
Yard Number 314
Gross Tonnage: 47.74
Net Tonnage: 47.74
L.O.A. 72.70
Length: 68.00 ft
Breadth: 19.5 ft
Depth: 8.00 ft
Engine: 4-cyl 264bhp Lister Blackstone EVSM4(384) oil engine by Lister Blackstone Ltd, Dursley

History

1961: Completed by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Montrose (Yd.No.314) for Deevale Trawling Co (Aberdeen) Ltd (16/64), Aberdeen as DEEVALE (White Fish Authority, London (48/64)).
11.09.1961: Registered at Aberdeen (A594).
05.09.1961: Vessel mortgaged (16/64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure £20,928 with interest at 61/2% (A).
21.10.1961: Vessel mortgaged (16/64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure £1,290 with interest at 61/2%(B).
04.01.1966: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (A) to J. N. Ward & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
04.01.1966: Vessel mortgaged (16/64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure £21,662.11.0d with interest at 71/4%(C).
01.1966: Arrived Fleetwood from Aberdeen.
23.03.1973: Sold to Charles Bellamy Bird & Brian Charles Bird (16/64), Fleetwood.
04.03.1977: Shares (6/64) sold by Charles Bellamy Bird & Brian Charles Bird to Peter Sherriff, Milford Haven.
04.03.1977: Shares (10/64) sold by Charles Bellamy Bird & Brian Charles Bird to Gerald Lewes, New Quay, Cardiganshire.
29.09.1978: Mortgage (C) discharged.
29.10.1978: Shares (6/64) sold by Peter Sherriff to Michael Deller, Gillingham, Kent.
10.1978: Sold to George S. Jack, Gardenstown & others
01.11.1978: Aberdeen registry closed.
1979: Registered at Banff as BOUNTY (BF287).
09.1991: When some 60 miles SE of Sumburgh Head, Shetland started to take in water. Crew abandoned in liferaft and picked up by helicopter. Banff registry closed.

Undated: Re-engined with 500bhp Deutz by A.G. Koln-Deutz, Cologne.
Undated: New wheelhouse fitted.
Undated: Gutting shelter fitted.
Undated: Shelter extended to thee-quarter length.

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M.T. Deevale A594

M.T. Deevale A594
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M.T. Bounty BF287

M.T. Bounty BF287
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Changelog
19/10/2019: Page published.

mfv Island FD271

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Technical

Official Number: 185286
Gross tonnage: 41
Length: 57 ft
Built Denmark 1949.

History

1949: Completed as GRETHE MORTENSEN.
1952: Registered at Fleetwood.
1965: Owner Olaf T. Jensen Fleetwood.
1971: Owners Olaf T. Jensen Grimsby & Jens Bojen Grimsby.

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mfv Island FD271

mfv Island FD271
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13/10/2019: Page published.

M.T. Louise M FD337

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M.T. Louise M FD337

M.T. Louise M FD337
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03/10/2019: Page published.

M.T. O Genita FD529

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Spanish owned Flag Of Convenience vessel. No connection to Fleetwood other than registration.

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O Genita FD529

O Genita FD529
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O Genita FD529

O Genita FD529
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O Genita FD529

O Genita FD529
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O Genita FD529

O Genita FD529
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13/07/2019: Page published.

i.v. Speedwell FD293

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i.v. Speedwell FD293

i.v. Speedwell FD293
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27/04/2019: Page published.

mfv Orion FD10

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mfv Orion FD10

mfv Orion FD10
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2019: Page published.

mfv Doris B FD1

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mfv Doris B FD1

mfv Doris B FD1
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05/02/2019: Page published.

Seren Y Don FD17

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mfv Seren Y Don FD17

mfv Seren Y Don FD17
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18/12/2018: Page published.

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, Andy Hall and Shetland Museum

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: Sold to George William Brand Leslie, Sumburgh, Shetland.
1.11.1948: Registered at Lerwick (Part IV) as BETTY LESLIE (LK497), 77g. 77n. 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.
12.4.1952: 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.
9.8.1960: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
9.11.1960: Lerwick registry closed.
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 96.7 (loa) x 22.3 x 10.9 (summer draught) feet.
26.1.1961: On completion of modernisation and conversion to a side trawler. 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. Betty Leslie LK497

M.T. 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.
17/08/2018: Information updated.
19/08/2018: Image added.