Fleetwood trawler – Dulcie FD192

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Technical

Official Number: 168573
Gross Tonnage: 50
Length: 64 ft
Built: Gosport, 1941

History

Former RN MFV
1960: to Fleetwood registration
1974: Sold to T Taylor, Carnforth

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M.F.V. Dulcie FD192

M.F.V. Dulcie FD192
Picture courtesy of James Cullen

M.F.V. Dulcie FD192

M.F.V. Dulcie FD192
Picture courtesy of Stephen Worthington

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Fleetwood trawler – Aylesby GY329

Technical

Official Number: 16649
Yard Number: 364
Completed: 1946
Gross Tonnage: 111.89
Net Tonnage: 36.31
Length: 87.2 ft
Breadth: 22.25
Depth: 8.0 ft
Built: East Anglian Constructors Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 240bhp 4-cyl 2 stroke oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester.

History

1946: Launched by East Anglian Constructors Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.364) (Admiralty 95ft MFV) for The Admiralty as MFV1579. Order cancelled prior to completion.
16.5.1946: Sold to Aldred Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
9.1946: Completed as a fishing vessel.
24.9.1946: Registered at Grimsby as AYLESBY (GY329).
24.9.1946: Harry Markham Cook, Louth appointed manager.
6.12.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
10.12.1946: Company registered office transferred to Grimsby.
9.6.1948: Mortgage (A) discharged.
12.6.1948: Sold to Huxley Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
15.6.1948: Harry Markham Cook, Louth appointed manager.
19.6.1948: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
19.3.1951: Alteration of tonnage and other particulars following survey at Gt Yarmouth1 3.1951 – 41.39 net.
20.3.1951: Grimsby registry closed.
27.3.1951: Registered at Lowestoft (LT232). Harry Markham Cook, Louth appointed manager.
8.5.1951: At 2.00am. when some 70 miles NE by N of Smith’s Knoll caught fire. Crew taken off by steam trawler Isle of Wight (H852) (Sk. Charles Honeywood).
9.5.1951: Foundered while ablaze from stem to stern.
23.51951: Lowestoft registry closed “Vessel lost at sea”.

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M.T. Aylesby GY329

M.T. Aylesby GY329

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Fleetwood trawler – Cairngorm FD353

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Information courtesy of Dick Massey

About 1976 I was requested by Peter Canipa to have a look at CAIRNGORM with regard to Peter buying her.
She was then owned by Mick Brown and I think Phil Cropper, both names I am sure you know
They worked the boat from the quay, so after my report to Peter Canipa of Douglas, then Deverux Seafoods, Peter the gave me an envelope containing the purchase price of (I think) £14,000.00.
Bill Charnick of Douglas and I travelled over to pay and collect the boat.
Bill was tragically lost at sea later off a Laxey Towing Co tug.

We departed FD and fished our way back to the Isle Of Man. From memory we landed a fair catch for our trip.
The winch was rubbish, a converted seine net winch, but the winch from one of my old boats VERTROUWEN (which later laid in the dock for years) was purchased from her owner Michel Jackson.

The Boat had a writ on her but the winch was a fine four ton Brixham design and in new condition.

I skippered the CAIRNGORM for a couple of years, Bill Charnick was mate /engineer, we had a couple of local men as deck hands we fished very successfully for Queen Scallops with Campbell town Queenie  trawls.

Before all the new work on the breakwater was done at Douglas, we used the CAIRNGORM and the ex FD boat MDB also owned by Peter Canipa.
With these two vessels we towed a jack up rig about the outer harbour.

About 1978 I had a fall out with the owners over the constant loss of some of our catch while being transported.

But the two vessels stayed in the ownership of Peter Canipa. About 1979 the MDB was sold to Scotland the CAIRNGORM was still fishing from Douglas early 1980 from then I have no Idea what happened to her
Her Gardner 5L3B did a great job, we also used CAIRNGORM pair trawling for herring paired with Manx Maid of Douglas

While living in the Isle of Man I made many trips to the Quay, first with the VERBENA sold to Treece-Birch.
Then CRYSTAL SEA, then the first 50 ft Beamer, VERTROUWEN, sold to Ronnie Bond when he returned from New Zealand. This was followed by the Beamer STELLA VERTROUWEN later sold also to the Bond Family and the beamer ARTY, and the old botter VERTROUWEN, later sold to Barrow owners.

At this time the quay and the dock was all go with several small beamers some owned by Mick Ryan, they were very good times for the Port before the EEC.

I went to Tasmania as a fisherman (self employed) in 1980, again we did very well before lots of new rules made fishing difficult.

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M.F.V. Cairngorm FD353

M.F.V. Cairngorm FD353
Picture courtesy of Peter Green

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Fleetwood trawler – Boston Whirlwind LT454

Additional information courtesy of Robert Durrant

Technical

Official Number: 203678
Yard Number: 466
LR Number: 504945
Gross Tonnage: 164.51
Net Tonnage: 60.53
Length: 93.5 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Built: Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft, 1962
Engine: 475bhp 5cyl National Diesel

History

1962: Completed by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yard Number 466) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd. Registered at Lowestoft (LT454).
9.4.1962: Ran trials.
12.4.1962: Accepted.
25.9.1969 landed 2420 stones of fish at Lowestoft.This catch was the first ever landed at Lowestoft which was fully boxed and graded at sea.
Summer 1971: After seven days at sea, Skipper Ian Lace called owner’s office in Lowestoft to report he had 250 kit aboard. The next day he made a return call reporting she had a further 350 kit of mainly cod taken in 24 hours from the Middle Rough grounds. BOSTON WHIRLWIND docked in Lowestoft the following day with fish room full and deck full of fish. Grossed £4,500,averaging around £8 a kit, a good return for 1971.
1979 Fully converted for use as a Safety Standby Vessel.
7.1986 Sold to Spanish owners,Parafleet Ltd.,Falmouth.
1996: Renamed SEA VENTURER.
2007: Broken up at Marin.

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M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454
Picture courtesy of Robert Durrant

After docking in Lowestoft with fish room full up and remaining fish covering deck.Skipper Ian”Taffy” Lace on right.

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454
Picture courtesy of Robert Durrant

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454

M.T. Boston Whirlwind LT454
Picture courtesy of Robert Durrant

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Fleetwood trawler – Constant Reminder FD335

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i.v. Constant Reminder FD335

i.v. Constant Reminder FD335
Picture courtesy of Stephen Worthington

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Fleetwood trawler – Albion FD170

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Additional information courtesy of Louise Mitchinson

Technical

Official Number: A12343
Yard No: 138
Gross Tonnage: 15.2
Length: 12.2 m
Breadth: 4.64 m
Depth: 1.83 m
Engine: Gardner 150bhp/112kW
Built: Herd and Mackenzie Buckie
Engine: 150hp Gardener

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M.F.V. Albion LH170

M.F.V. Albion LH170
Copyright Alan Duggan

M.F.V. Albion INS305

M.F.V. Albion INS305 Picture courtesy of Seanetter

M.F.V. Albion FD170

M.F.V. Albion FD170
Picture courtesy of Mike Heaney

M.F.V. Albion FD170

M.F.V. Albion FD170
Picture courtesy of Mike Heaney

M.F.V. Albion FD170

M.F.V. Albion FD170
Picture courtesy of Mike Heaney

M.F.V. Albion FD170

M.F.V. Albion FD170
Picture courtesy of Mike Heaney

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Fleetwood trawler – Goodwill FD113

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M.F.V. Goodwill FD113

M.F.V. Goodwill FD113
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Fleetwood trawler – Tiemetje M377

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Note; Owned in Fleetwood by Mick Ryan.

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M.T. Tiemetje M377

M.T. Tiemetje M377
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

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