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
Picture courtesy of The Mark stopper Collection

M.T. Prince Charles H249

M.T. Prince Charles H249
Picture courtesy of The Mark stopper Collection

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Fleetwood Trawler – Boston Halifax GY321
Official Number: 364903
Launched: 1975
Gross Tonnage: 387
Length: 124 ft
Built at: Goole, 1975
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood

History
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, Fendercare Marine Ltd, Norwich under Sierra Leone flag.

Images

 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

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Fleetwood Trawler – Glen Helen FD220

Official Number: 341766
Built: Hessle, 1973 by R Dunston Ltd
Yard Number: 892
Gross Tonnage: 309
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 101 ft
Breadth: 27 ft
Draught: 15′ 9” ft
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd

History

1973: To Fleetwood as a new vessel.

1979: Renamed GLEN HELEN and converted into a purser.

1980: Sold to Suid-Oranjie, Visserye, Cape Town SA and renamed SUIDERKUS.

1995: Still in service.

Images

Glen Helen FD220, Courtesy of Paul Scott

Glen Helen FD220, Courtesy of Paul Scott

 Glen Helen FD220

Glen Helen FD220

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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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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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Fleetwood trawler – Fyldea FD182

Technical

Official Number: 341762
Yard Number: 576
IMO No: 7232913
Completed: 1973
Gross Tonnage: 582
Net Tonnage: 218
Length: 142.8 ft
Breadth: 32.1 ft
Depth: 12.19 ft
Built: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Wallsend
Engine: ‘V’ 4 stroke 12-cyl 1900bhp/1417kW by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd, Newton-le-Willows.
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood

History

1973: Completed by Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Wallsend (Yd. No. 576) for J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as FYLDEA. Registered at Fleetwood (FD182)
1979: Sold to Bonavista Cold Storage Co Ltd, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
1980: Renamed FERMEUSE. Registered at St. John’s.
2000: Sold to Frigorifico Pesquero del Uruguay SA (FRIPUR), Montevideo. Registered at Montevideo.
2008: Still in Lloyd’s Register.

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M.T. Fyldea FD182

M.T. Fyldea FD182
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

 Fyldea FD182 - Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

Fyldea FD182 - Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Fyldea FD182

M.T. Fyldea FD182
Picture courtesy of Greenday (TPF)

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Fleetwood trawler – Luneda FD134

Technical

Official Number: 341751
Yard Number: 318
IMO Number: 7106853
Completed: 1971
Gross Tonnage: 532
Net Tonnage: 178
Length: 137.1 ft
Breadth: 32.1 ft
Depth: 12.10 ft
Built: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Wallsend
Engine: 4 stroke 12-cyl 1900bhp/1417kW vee oil engine by English Electric Diesels Ltd, Ruston Engine Div, Newton-le-Willows, CP Propeller
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood

History

27.4.1971: Launched by Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Wallsend (Yd.No.318) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as LUNEDA. Registered at Fleetwood (FD134).
1982: Transferred to Hull.
1.1985: Sold along with GAVINA (FD126) and IRVANA (FDFD141) to CAM Shipping Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd, Hull & Others) for conversion to offshore platform standby/safety vessel. On completion Fleetwood fishing registration closed and renamed CAM GUARDIAN.
1995: Sold to Comlaw No.373 Ltd, London (Viking Standby Ltd, Montrose, managers). Renamed VIKING GUARDIAN. Registered at Montrose.
1997: Sold to Viking Standby 3 Ltd, London (Viking Standby Ltd, Montrose, managers).
1.9.2005: Sold to Danish shipbreakers for demolition at Esbjerg.

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M.T. Luneda FD134

M.T. Luneda FD134
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

 Luneda FD134 - Picture courtesy of George Bissett

Luneda FD134 - Picture courtesy of George Bissett

 Luneda FD134 - Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

Luneda FD134 - Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Luneda FD134

M.T. Luneda FD134
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Luneda FD134

M.T. Luneda FD134
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Luneda FD134

M.T. Luneda FD134
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

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Picture 3 added 16/04/14

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Fleetwood trawler – Navena FD323

Technical

Official Number: 365784
Yard Number: 1564
Completed: 1976
Gross Tonnage: 393
Net Tonnage: 156
Length: 129′ 8″
Breadth: 27′ 8″
Depth: 11′ 4″
Built: Beverley Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 4 stroke 16-cyl 1700BHPby Mirlees National Ltd, Dursley

History

December 05 1975: Launched by Beverley Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.1564). Last of Marr’s ships to be built at Beverley.
June 1976: Completed.
1982: Moved to Hull.
January 27 1984: Ingress of water onto factory deck. CASSAMANDA (SH128) (Skipper/owner Dave Bevan) Connected and commenced tow to Scarborough. Refused entry by port officials. Vessel stranded and capsized at Scarborough. All crew members where rescued by helicopter.
March 1984: Salvaged and sold to Marine Partners Ltd, Middlesbrough as a CTL.
March 1985: Sold to S & S (Sunderland) Marine Ltd, Sunderland in damaged condition for repair.
1996: Decommissioned.

Notes

Crew members from Fleetwood and Poulton who were aboard NAVENA when she was stranded at Scarborough.

J Sumner
H M Thomas
N Buston
William McAlpine
J Randals
Robert Tate
C A Wilson

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M.V. Navena FD323 - Picture by J. Pottinger courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Navena FD323

M.T. Navena FD323
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.V. Navena FD323 Pair Trawling - Picture by J. Pottinger courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.V. Navena FD323 - beached at Scarborough. Pictures courtesy of Ray Stopper

M.V. Navena FD323 - beached at Scarborough. Pictures courtesy of Ray Stopper

Navena FD323 being salvaged after being beached at Scarborough. Pictures courtesy of Cynthia

M.T. Navena FD323

M.T. Navena FD323

M.T. Navena FD323

M.T. Navena FD323
Picture courtesy of James Cullen

M.V. Cassamanda Sh128

M.V. Cassamanda SH128
Picyure courtesy of The George Westwood Collection

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Pictures 2 and 7 added 16/04/14

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Fleetwood trawler – Argo of Pembroke M74

Information courtesy of Milford Trawlers

Technical

Official Number: 301710
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 302
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 121.4 ft
Breadth: 26.9 ft
Depth: 14.6 ft
Engine: Twin Diesel electric by Electrical Engineering Co.
Speed: 11.5 knots
Built by: James & Stone, Brightlingsea
Owner: Pembroke Fishing Co, Docks, Milford Fred Ingram, Cairo Fishing Co, Manager

History

1962: Launched by James & Stone, Brightlingsea for Pembroke Fishing Co, Docks, Milford (Fred Ingram, Cairo Fishing Co., Manager) as ARGO OF PEMBROKE (M74)
May 02 1962: Registered at Milford (M74).
January 1964: Fishing from Fleetwood with a Milford skipper (Sk James Jobson) & crew.
1966: Sold to Craig & Son Ltd, Aberdeen.
September 1966: Sailing from Aberdeen.
1974: Sold to P. K. Stovlbaek Partrederi, Denmark. Renamed SILLERSLEV.Later owned by Kaj R. Jensen Partrederi, and registered at Thyboron, Denmark.
1981: Sold to Sisimut Trawl ApS, and renamed SARFAQ, and registered at Holsteinsborg/Sisimut, Greenland (Danish flag).
1988: Refitted with new engines.
1993: Arrived in New Zealand.
1994: Shrimping outside the 200-mile exclusive economic zone, in joint ventures with independent companies, but was then laid up for nearly a year at Lyttelton.
1995: Owners listed as Island Fisheries Ltd. The shrimping gear was replaced with hoki trawling gear.
1996: Listed as owned by New Zeafish Ltd.
August 28 2001: Towed thirty-seven miles from Wellington by the tug KUPE and was scuttled in the early evening in 41048′S.,175000′E., about fifteen miles S.S.W. from Cape Palliser in 1,700 metres of water.

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M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

Argo Of Pembroke M74 - Courtesy of the JJ Collection

Argo Of Pembroke M74 - Courtesy of the JJ Collection

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74

M.T. Argo of Pembroke M74
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Argo of Pembroke M74 as Sarfaq - Courtesy of Neville McCrindle

Argo of Pembroke M74 as Sarfaq - Courtesy of Neville McCrindle

Click here to read Neville McCrindle’s memories of the Sarfaq.

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