Fleetwood Trawler – Ross Heron GY693

Official Number: 303294
Yard Number: 1468
Gross Tonnage: 288
Length: 109.8 ft
Breadth: 24.10 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 785ihp 6cyl 4SA by Ruston Hornsby Lincoln
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Owner: Wyre Trawlers Ltd

History

05.1962: Registered at Grimsby GY 693
10.1969: Owned by British United Trawlers Grimsby.
1970: Owned by Goweroak Ltd Grimsby.
1970: Transferred to Wyre Trawlers Ltd Fleetwood
1973: Owned by British United Trawlers Granton Edinburgh.
1978: Owned by British United Trawlers Aberdeen.
1979: Owned by Colne Shipping Ltd Lowestoft (G. D. Claridge manager).
1979: Converted to ORSV (Oil Rig Safety / Supply Vessel)
1981: Renamed “MUSTIQUE”
1981: Owned by Dagon Fishing Co Ltd Lowestoft (exchanged identities with “MUSTIQUE” O.N. 184923).
09.1991: Scrapped.

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M.T. Ross Heron GY693

M.T. Ross Heron GY693
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M.T Ross Heron GY693

M.T Ross Heron GY693
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Fleetwood trawler – Ailsea FD174

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Technical

Official number : 187868
Gross Tonnage: 23
Net Tonnage: 10
Length: 45 ft
Engine: 95 hp Gardner Diesel
Built: 1959 by Nobles of Fraserburgh
Owner: Joe Parkinson, Pim Grace and Duckie Burgess

History

1959: Built by Nobles of Fraserburgh, for Grace, Burgess and Parkinson. Sailed from the Jubilee Quay Fleetwood and managed by Wards.
197?: Owner as Knud E.C. Viji, Fleetwood.
Late ’70s early ’80s: Sold to Tom Marginson and Charlie Ellis, Fleetwood.
1984: Registration changed to Campbeltown and she became (CN321).
1992: Sold to Caernarvon and ceased fishing 1992.

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M.F.V. Ailsea FD174

M.F.V. Ailsea FD174

M.F.V. Ailsea FD174

M.F.V. Ailsea FD174
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M.F.V. Ailsea FD174

M.F.V. Ailsea FD174

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Fleetwood trawler – Resolute A127

Technical

Official Number: A10056
Yard Number: 359
Completed: 1970
Gross Tonnage: 117
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 76.08 ft
Breadth: 19.55 ft
Depth: 7.93 ft
Engine: Lister-Blackstone 395hp / 593kw
Built: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
Owner: J N Ward & Son (Later Martin (Shellfish) Ltd, Fleetwood

History

1979: Renamed BOY ANTHONY III.
1980: Sold to Thomas Chilton, Maryport.
1983: Renamed JANMAR.
1985: Returned to Fleetwood, Owner John Pratt.
1987: Name changed to RESOLUTE.
2006: Serious fire in her accommodation while tied up in North Shields.
2008: Scrapped at C&J Marine, North Shields.

Known Alterations
Three Quarter Length Shelter Deck

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M.T. Resolute A127

M.T. Resolute A127
Picture courtesy of Philip Dell

Resolute A127 - Picture courtesy Dave Slinger

Resolute A127 - Picture courtesy Dave Slinger

Resolute A127 - Shelter Decked, Picture courtesy of Peter Brady

Resolute A127 - Shelter Decked, Picture courtesy of Peter Brady

M.T. Boy Anthony III

M.T. Boy Anthony III
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M.T. Resolute A127

M.T. Resolute A127
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

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Fleetwood Trawler – 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 lately 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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M.F.V. The Way FD268

The Way FD268 entering Maryport August 2002
Picture courtesy of George Westwood

The Way FD268 - Picture Courtesy Michael Craine

The Way FD268 - Picture Courtesy Michael Craine

The Way FD268 - Aground on Tigers Tail, Image Courtesy of Tony Frith

The Way FD268 - Aground on Tigers Tail for maintenance. Image Courtesy of Tony Frith

The way FD268 - Run aground, Parton, Irish Sea in 1994 - Picture Courtesy of Norman

The way FD268 - Run aground, Parton, Irish Sea in 1994 - Picture Courtesy of Norman

The Way FD268 showing her new Winch and Wheelhouse - Picture Courtesy of Norman

The Way FD268 showing her new Winch and Wheelhouse - Picture Courtesy of Norman

M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
Picture courtest of Norman (TPF)

M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
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M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
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M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
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M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
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M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
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M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
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M.F.V. The Way FD268

M.F.V. The Way FD268
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

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24/05/2014: Picture 13 added.

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Fleetwood trawler – Wyre Gleaner FD269

Technical

Official Number: 185150
Yard Number: 830
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 498
Length: 169.1 ft
Breadth: 29.1 ft
Built: Cooke, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: Mirlees, Bickerton & Day developing 1050BHP
Speed: 12.1 knots
Owner: Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood

History

22.08.1952: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.830) for St Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as PRINCESS ANNE. Registered at Hull (H268).
08.05.1954: Sold to Pecheries de la Marine, Bolougne, France and renamed ST JUST (B 2672).
17.03.1967: Sold to Wyre Trawlers, Fleetwood and renamed WYRE GLEANER. Registered at Fleetwood (FD269).
09.07.1971: Sold to British United Trawlers (Finance) Ltd, Hull.
02.06.1976: Last landing.
06.1976: Sold to Stanley Ferry Dismantlers Ltd, Hayle site for demolition.
24.07.1976: Sailed Fleetwood for Hayle.
08.1976: Demolition commenced.

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Wyre Gleaner as Princess Anne - Picture Courtesy of the JJ Collection

Wyre Gleaner FD269 as Princess Anne H268 - Picture Courtesy of the JJ Collection

 Wyre Gleaner FD269 as ST JUST B 2672 - Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

Wyre Gleaner FD269 as ST JUST B2672 - Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

Wyre Gleaner FD269 courtesy of the JJ Collection

Wyre Gleaner FD269 courtesy of the JJ Collection

M.T. Wyre Gleaner FD269

M.T. Wyre Gleaner FD269
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Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson and David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 185142
Yard Number: 1381
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 514
Net Tonnage: 184
Length: 161.1 ft
Breadth: 29.2 ft
Depth: 13.7 ft
Built: Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 960bhp Oil engine 8-cyl by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester
Speed: 13.2 knots

History

9.7.1952: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1381) for Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as PRINCE CHARLES.
6.1.1953: Completed.
28.1.1953: Registered at Hull (H249). Basil Arthur Parkes, North Ferriby appointed manager.
29.01.1953: Sailed on first trip.
31.12.1954: Last landing at Hull, transferred to Grimsby.
03.12.1955: Sailed Grimsby for Barents Sea grounds (Sk. Thomas H. Baskcomb); twenty-one crew.
23.12.1955: Homeward with Norwegian pilots onboard when some 60 miles west of Hammerfest in a snowstorm stranded on Karken Island. Norwegian motor vessel INGÖY (433grt/1950) rescued twelve crew from the shore but nine men including the skipper and a Norwegian pilot were lost. HNoMS NORDKYN (P.No.F309) and hull trawler KINGSTON TOPAZ (H145) (794grt/1950) stood by overnight in the hope of finding more survivors.
1956: During the summer the wreck was refloated by Norwegian salvors and towed to Tromso for inspection.
06.1956: Abandoned to underwriters.
13.06.1956: Sold to The British Trawlers Reinsurance Association Hull.
15.06.1957: New Certificate of Registration issued on alteration of tonnage and other particulars following new engine installation. 490grt 170net.
15.09.1956: Sold to Loch Fishing Co Ltd, Hull Thomas Hudson, manager).
03.10.1956: Arrived Hull in tow of Norwegian salvage tug PULLER (319grt/1943). Survey on slip revealed extensive damage to shell plating port side. Humber St. Andrew’s Engineering Co Ltd, Hull entrusted with repairs.
03.01.1957: Registered at Hull as LOCH MELFORT (H249).
11.05.1957: Sailed on first trip after repairs.
15.06.1957: New Certificate of Registration issued after being re-engined with 8-cyl 1185bhp oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport. 12.5knts and alteration of tonnage and other particulars 490grt 170net.
03.1960: Outward for Norwegian Coast grounds (Sk.H. Moon, Scarborough); twenty crew. In thick fog, in collision 65 miles off the mouth of the Humber with Indian motor vessel JALADHIR (6527grt/1957) sustaining heavy damage to fore end; no injuries to crew in either vessel. Returned to Hull stern first at 3 knots with JALADHIR in company until met by Hull tug FOREMAN (227grt/1959) which connected and assisted to dock. Repaired and returned to service.
11.08.1964: Last landing at Hull. Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
18.08.1964: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Leslie Wheldon, manager).
15.09.1966: Registered at Fleetwood (FD228).
29.09.1966: Hull registry closed.
24.07.1968: Registered at Fleetwood as WYRE CAPTAIN (FD228).
1975: Laid up.
06.06.1976: Sold to Mayer Newman & Co Ltd, London and allocated to Porthleven Shipyard for breaking up.
10.06.1976: Arrived Porthleven in tow of OCEAN PULLER (145grt/1943).
1976: Fleetwood registry closed.

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 Wyre Captain FD228 - Pictures courtesy of the JJ Collection

Wyre Captain FD228 - Pictures courtesy of the JJ Collection

 Wyre Captain FD228 - Pictured (as Loch Melfort) courtesy of the JJ Collection

Wyre Captain FD228 - Pictured (as Loch Melfort) courtesy of the JJ Collection

Prince Charles PC 2 Port side

Bottom damage to Prince Charles
Picture courtesy of Mike Thompson

Prince Charles PC 3 Plates port side

Bottom damage to Prince Charles
Picture courtesy of Mike Thompson

Prince Charles H249

Prince Charles H249 - Courtesy of Mike Thompson

M.T. Loch Melfort  H249

M.T. Loch Melfort H249
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Loch Melfort  H249

M.T. Loch Melfort H249
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

S.T. Loch Melfort H249

M.T. Loch Melfort H249
Picture courtesy of Mike Thompson

M.T. Wyre Captain  FD228

M.T. Wyre Captain FD228
and Wyre Corsair
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Wyre Captain FD228

M.T. Wyre Captain FD228
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Wyre Captain FD228

M.T. Wyre Captain FD228
Picture courtesy of Cuddy Morris

M.T. Prince Charles H249

M.T. Prince Charles H249
Picture by David Slinger courtesy of The Mark Stopper Collection

M.T. Prince Charles H249

M.T. Prince Charles H249
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M.T. Prince Charles H249

M.T. Prince Charles H249
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Fleetwood Trawler – Boston Halifax GY321

Technical

Official Number: 364903
Yard Number: 584
Completed: 1975
Gross Tonnage: 387
Length: 124 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Ltd, Goole
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby

History

1975: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Ltd, Goole, (Yd. No. 584) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, as BOSTON HALIFAX. Registered at Grimsby (GY321).
1975: Fished the West Coast grounds from Fleetwood. Fitted for pair trawling. Returned to Grimsby and fished the Arctic grounds from there.
1978: Transferred to Lowestoft.
1985: Registered as LO339.
1986: Sold to Danish owners as DROT.
1990: Returned to UK ownership (George Craig & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen) and renamed GRAMPIAN DEE and converted to a safety vessel.
2007: Sold ?
2009: As FENDERCARE INDEPENDENCE LO339, Fendercare Marine Ltd, Norwich under Sierra Leone flag.

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 Boston Halifax GY321 - Pictures courtesy of the JJ Collection

Boston Halifax GY321 - Pictures courtesy of the JJ Collection

 Boston Halifax GY321 - Pictures courtesy of the JJ Collection

Boston Halifax GY321 - Pictures courtesy of the JJ Collection

M.T. Boston Halifax GY321

M.T. Boston Halifax GY321

Fendercare Independence

Fendercare Independence

M.T. Boston Halifax GY321

M.T. Boston Halifax GY321
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25/10/2014: Updated information.
27/01/2015: Added London registration.
11/03/2015: Added picture.

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Technical

Official number: 180339
Gross tonnage: 289
Built: 1949, Hessle
Yard Number: S629
Gross Tonnage: 289grt / 98nt
Length: 143′ 7″ ft
Breadth: 25′ 1″ ft
Depth: 11′ 6″ ft
Engine: 4 stroke 7-cyl oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries

History

3.1950: Completed by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle (Yd.No.S629) for Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood as BONNYBRIDGE. Registered at Fleetwood (FD33).
1951: Sold to Bonavista Cold Storage Co Ltd, St. John’s, NFL. Fleetwood registry closed. Renamed BLUE WAVE registered at St. John’s, NFL.
Feb 1959: Lost of Cape St Mary due too being iced up in bad weather.

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M.T. Bonnybridge FD33

M.T. Bonnybridge FD33
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Bonnybridge FD33 on trials in the Humber - Photo courtesy of the George Westwood Collection.

M.T. Bonnybridge FD 33

M.T. Bonnybridge FD 33
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection.

M.T. Bonnybridge FD331

M.T. Bonnybridge FD33
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection.

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14/10/2008: Page published. 8 updates since then.
21/08/2015: Picture added.

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