Category Archives: Dinas STC

M.T. Jacinta (2) – FD21

Technical

Official Number: 185302
Yard Number: 1404
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 334
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 132.5 ft
Breadth: 26.7 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1955
Engine: 772bhp 7-cyl Mirlees
Speed: 11.2 knots

History

1955: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, for City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as JACINTA.
06.09.1955: Registered at Fleetwood (FD21).
16.03.1962: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd Fleetwood. (J Marr subsidiary).
06.07.1970: Sold to Bon Accord Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (FD21).
12.1971: Sold to shipbreakers P W MacLellan Ltd, Bo’ness.
26.12.1971: Fleetwood registry closed.

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M.T. Jacinta FD21

M.T. Jacinta FD21
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

M.T. Jacinta FD159 Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Jacinta FD159
Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Jacinta FD159 Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Jacinta FD159
Picture © Peter Brady

Changelog
14/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
25/03/2017: Removed FMHT logo from images.

M.T. Gavina (2) FD167

Technical

Official Number: 185292
Yard Number: 1357
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 315
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 127.7 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1953
Engine: 154nhp 7 cyl Mirlees Bickerton
Speed 11 knots

History

1953: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as GAVINA at a cost of £84,167.00. Registered at Fleetwood (FD167).
20.06.1959: Sold to Dinas Steam Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
1967 sold to P & J Johnstone, Aberdeen (A 871) for £40,000.00.
20.07.1967 Fleetwood registry closed transferred to Aberdeen (A871).
1968: Peter & J Johnstone Ltd acquired by J. Marr Ltd Fleetwood.
26.08.1970 sold to shipbreakers P W McLellan Scotland en bloc with LUNEDA.
09.1970: Commenced breaking up at Bo’ness.

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M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167

M.T. Gavina FD167

Changelog
03/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Dinas (3) FD55

Technical

Official Number: 187884
Yard Number: 1410
Completed: 1956
Gross Tonnage: 439
Net Tonnage: 155
Length: 139′ 8″
Breadth: 28′ 2″
Depth: 13′ 1″
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1956
Engine: 1012bhp Mirrlees 8-cyl
Speed: 11 knots

History

1956: Built with the aid of a White fish authority grant. Insured for £146,000
1956: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby for Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood, as DINAS. Registered at Fleetwood (FD55).
06.1956: Lands her maiden trip in Fleetwood of 550 kits to gross £3,200 Skipper Colin Cross.
30.05.1959: Dinas Steam Fishing Co. Ltd bought by J Marr & Son Ltd.
19.6.1959: transferred to Hull.
20.6.1959: Sailed for Icelandic fishing grounds.
4.7.1959: At Hull lands 2,312 kits to gross £5,141. A British record landing by a middle water trawler.
14.2.1967: At Hull lands 632 kits from Icelandic trip. Transferred to Fleetwood.
15.5.1969: Fishing News report – Landings at Fleetwood from Icelandic grounds had been poor. The best landing had been the DINAS landing 1002 kits which consisted of 500 kits of cod, and 180 kits of haddock to gross £5,871. Skipper Frank Wilson.
19.6.1969: Returns from a 15 day Icelandic trip, landing 1,234 kits to gross £6,429. Skipper Frank Wilson.
24.4.1971: Sold to J.Marr & Son Ltd. Fleetwood.
17.9.1971: Sailed from Fleetwood for the Icelandic fishing grounds (Skipper David Geddes). When 30 miles out a Mayday was sent out saying she was on fire. 5 crewmen were killed Basil Spriggs, George Jones, Stanley Gray, Fred Brierley and Robert Campbell. The DINAS was towed back to Fleetwood by the STARELLA H219 which had also sailed on the same tide.
At the inquest it was found the fire was started deliberately and 3 men were given 5 year jail sentences each for manslaughter
11.1971. Returned to service after refit on the Clyde.
13.04.1973: Transferred to Aberdeen.
15.06.1973: Sold to J Marr (Aberdeen) Ltd (FD55).
21.1.1974: Fleetwood fishing registry closed, converted for use as an oil rig standby safety vessel.
04.1976: Sold to Albert Draper & Son Ltd Hull for breaking up following a collision.
12.08.1976: Commenced breaking at the Victoria Dock slipway.

Addendum.
A couple of men who sailed in the DINAS after her refit and said she was a very eerie ship and struggled to get crews this is why she was transferred to Aberdeen.
A local story is that when the DINAS was built supposedly a gold sovereign was placed under the foremast and when she was scrapped the gold sovereign was to be given to Marr’s superintendant engineer at Fleetwood Jimmy Meuse. When the mast was lifted there was no gold sovereign there. Fact or fiction?

Lost: Fred Brierley, Robert Campbell, Stanley M Gray, George Jones and Basil C Spriggs.

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M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Dinas FD55

M.T. Dinas FD55
Picture courtesy of Billy Worrall

Changelog
02/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Arlanda – FD206

Technical

Official Number: 301890
Yard Number: 966
Completed: 1961
Launched: 02/05/1961
Registered: 25/09/1961
Gross Tonnage: 431
Length: 137.2 ft
Breadth: 26.10 ft
Engine: 1250bhp Mirlees Bickerton & Day developing
Speed: 12 knots

History

1962: Built for City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
01.03.1962: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood
04.01.1971: Sold to Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
04.06.1975: Transferred to oil rig safety work
1977: Sold to Kalleawo Ent Tema Ghana and renamed TOHALE and used for oil rig work
24.01.1991: Vessel hulked at Takoradi
1992: Scrapped

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M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

M.T. Arlanda FD206

M.T. Arlanda FD206
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

Changelog
26/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
04/04/2017: Image added and FMHT watermarks removed.