Fleetwood Trawler – Welsh Monarch M135

Technical

Official number : 303256
Gross Tonnage: 308
Net Tonnage: 97.09
Length : 129.9 ft
Breadth: 26.0 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Atlantic Shipbuilding, Newport, Mon
Engine: 875bhp 6Cyl; Mirrlees National, Stockport
Speed: 13 kts.

History

Worked out of Fleetwood for extended periods.
March 1967: sold to Ross Trawlers and renamed ROSS BEAVER. Registered at grimsby (GY1387).
1968: In ownership of BUT, renamed CEDARLEA. Registered at Aberdeen (A67).
1970: In ownership of Craig’s Stores.
1982 chartered by Greenpeace as a Biological Research Vessel.
1985: Renamed GRAMPIAN FOREST. Employed as ORSV.

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M.T. Welsh Monarch M135

M.T. Welsh Monarch M135

M.T. Cedarlea

M.T. Cedarlea

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Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 164411
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 56
Net Tonnage: 33
Length: 67 ft
Breadth: 18.8 ft
Depth: 8.6 ft
Built: J & W. Berg, Halso Sweden
Engine: 120bhp by Bolinder Munktell Ltd, Eskilstuna Sweden.

History

1936: Launched by J & W. Berg, Halso Sweden (Yd. No) for Marstrand Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Tom Moore manager) as FLORADORA.
1936: Completed.
20.05.1936: Registered at Grimsby (GY317).
1936: Owned by Marstrand Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Tom Moore manager).
19.05.1936: Mortgaged by Marstrand Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (A).
19.05.1936: Mortgagee: Bolinders Ltd, London (secure sum of £2542. 11s. 5d & interest @4.5%).
03.07.1936: Registered at Grimsby under Part 1 (57g).
27.08.1938: Bill of Sale (under mortgage (A)): Owned by Walter Holmes, Fleetwood.
27.08.1938: Margaret Newton Holmes appointed manager.
28.05.1940: Bill of Sale: Owned by Alexander Hay, Aberdeen (owner/manager).
22.02.1943: Four Bills of Sale: Owned by Robert Bell; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell; Mary Morris Bell & George Robert Cook, Leith Edinburgh.
22.02.1943: Four mortgages; Mortgaged by Robert Bell (B) ; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell (C); Mary Morris Bell (D) & George Robert Cook (E), Leith Edinburgh.
22.02.1943: Mortgagee: Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh (secure amounts due & interest).
20.03.1943: Robert Bell appointed manager.
12.01.1945: Three Bills of Sale: Owned by Robert Bell; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell; Mary Morris Bell, Leith Edinburgh.
24.01.1945: Mortgage (E) discharged.
25.01.1945: Three mortgages; Mortgaged by Robert Bell (F) ; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell (G); Mary Morris Bell (H).
25.01.1945: Mortgagee: Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh (secure amounts due & interest).
04.03.1951: Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell deceased; Mary Morris Boyd Bell appointed executor.
27.07.1955: Grimsby registry closed.
07.1955: Registered at Leith (LH54).
20.05.1956: Owned by Robert Bell & Mary Morris Bell, Leith Edinburgh.

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S.T. Floradora GY317

S.T. Floradora GY317
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Technical

Part IV registered
Gross Tonnage: 20
Net Tonnage: 20
Length: 51 ft
Built: G. Thomson and Son, Buckie

History

Note: correct spelling is CHARLES BÖJER. Seine Netter

1956: Launched by Messrs G. Thomson and Son for Blackpool owners as CHARLES BÖJER. Registered at Buckie (BCK107).
????: Transferred to Fleetwood.

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M.F.V. Charles Böjer FD94

M.F.V. Charles Böjer FD94

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Additional information courtesy of Göran Olsson

Technical

Gross Registered Tonnage: 35
Net Tonnage: 35
Engine: 1 cyl 120 HP June Munktell

History

1938 built by Petter Petterssons Shipyard on the island of Hälsö of pine and oak. Engine 1 cyl 120 HP June Munktell.
Delivered to Job Zachrisson, Hilmer Zachrisson , Karl-Albert Karlsson and Yngve Karlsson on the island of Hälsö. First name was Svealand, GG 675.
1949 Sold to Yngve Olausson, Armand Olausson and Alrik Olausson on the island Rörö. New name Ejdern III, GG 852.
1954 New engine 2 cyl Skandia 150 hp.
1960 Sold to Stig Bengtsson and Alf Torge in Fisketången as Ejdern III, LL 638.
1964 Sold to Stig Karlsson, Klas Pettersson and Per-Göran Karlsson in Kungshamn and changed name to Svanskär, LL 638.
1969 Sold to Fleetwood. Registered as FD54
1971 Owner was David Blinkhorn, Fleetwood

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M.F.V. Swanstar FD54

M.F.V. Svanskâr FD54

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Information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Technical

Completed: 1933
Gross Tonnage: 56
Length: 28,76m (93.83 ft)
Breadth: 5,6m (18.37 ft)
Depth: 2,0m (6.56 ft)
Engine: Oil engine 100bhp by Kromhaut Motoren, Amsterdam

History

1933: Completed by Boot, Woubrugge for L. Kamper, Urk as GELABO. Registered at Urk (UK14).
1935: Re-registered at Urk (UK18).
1939: Sold to K. Post, Den Helder. Urk registry closed. Registered at Den Helder as DE JONGE JOCHEM (HD8).
About 11/12.5.1940: Sailed IJmuiden with refugees and picked up in the North Sea more refugees who were in rowing boats etc. on her way to England, total about 80 refugees among them were many children. The people from the rowing boats were very lucky because the weather worsened and they were sure that they will not have made it to Britain. The skipper Mr. Bertus van Loosen had no sea charts which could tell him where the minefields were, also he was on his own on board because a crew member, who was living in IJmuiden, refused to go with him, the rest of his crew were living in Den Helder and were at home. His idea was to take the people to England and then return to Holland. On arrival in England he was directed to Fleetwood.
1942: Re-engined with a 110bhp oil engine by Gardner & Co Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester.
1942-1945: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1945: Returned to Holland.
1953: re-engined with a 150bhp oil engine by Kromhaut Motoren, Amsterdam.
7.10.1954: On a trip, five crew. During a NW storm the vessel was lost with all hand NW from Den Helder, skipper Bertus van Loosen was not on board this time.

Note – DE JONGE JOCHEM was the only Den Helder registered vessel that escaped to England.

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De Jonge Jochem HD8

De Jonge Jochem HD8
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Fleetwood Trawler – Sunlit Waters LT377

In Parkes (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port
Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham and Douglas Paterson (www.fishingboatheritage.com)

Technical

Official Number: 166711
Yard Number: 1332
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 133
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 96.8 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 9.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 6-cyl 350bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Openshaw. Manchester
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

2.10.1947: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1332) for Frederick E Catchpole, Lowestoft, as SUNLIT WATERS.
7.2.1948: Registered at Lowestoft (LT377).
3.3.1948: Completed.
29.5.1951: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1952: Re-engined with 6-cyl 440bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Openshaw. Manchester.
8.5.1952: Registered at Lowestoft as BOSTON SWIFT(LT377).
3.9.1954: Sold to Mercury Fisheries Ltd, Halifax, NS (Paul Stockhamer, London, manager). Lowestoft registry closed.
21.9.1954: Lowestoft registry closed.
9.1954: Registered at Halifax, NS (‘H’11).
By end 1956: Owned by Minister of Trade & Industry, Halifax, NS.
3.1957: Sold to George Murray & Craig Stores (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen. Halifax registry closed.
6.3.1957: Registered at Aberdeen (A143).
30.4.1957: Registered at Aberdeen as SWIFTBURN (A143).
24.4.1958: Sold to Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Frederick E Catchpole, manager).
24.4.1958: Aberdeen registry closed.
26.4.1958: Registered at Lowestoft (LT367).
16.10.1958: Registered at Lowestoft as DAUNTLESS STAR (LT367).
21.10.1959: At Lowestoft (Sk George Draper) landed 1891/2 crans of herring caught 40 miles NxE of Haisborough Light. Prunier Trophy winner.
1965: Company and ships taken over by Boston Group, Hull.
10.1966: On charter to Triton Salvage & Towage Co Ltd for oil industry related work in North Sea.
12.2.1969: Sold to John R, Francis & Alexander Reid, Gardenstown and Frank West, Fraserburgh. Used as a herring carrier working with purse seiner BDELLIUM (FR185); not a success and laid up.
19.6.1971: Sold to J R Hashim, Frostenden, Suffolk.
4.12.19073: Sold to Warbler Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
4.8.1975: Sold to R. J. Brooks, Ipswich. Lowestoft fishing registry closed.
1977: Sailed Lowestoft for United Arab Emirates. In use as a water carrier for offshore installations.
21.12.1999: Part Four Lowestoft registry closed.
2008: Vessel removed from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping “Continued existence in doubt”.

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M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT367

M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT367

M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT367

M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT367

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Fleetwood Trawler – Dauntless Star LT371

In Parkes (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 166709
Yard Number: 1331
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 133
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 96.8 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 9.5 ft
Engine: 6-cyl 350bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Openshaw. Manchester (built1942)
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

16.9.1947: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1331) for Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft as DAUNTLESS STAR.
07.01.1948: Registered at Lowestoft (LT371).
2.2.1948: Completed (Frederick E. Catchpole, manager).
4.2.1948: Arrived Lowestoft from builders.
9.11.1949: Prunier Trophy winner. At Lowestoft (Sk. Arthur Keable) landed 2671/4 crans of herring grossed £905.
30.8.1951: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1951: Sold to Booth Fisheries Canadian Co Ltd, Winnipeg, Man (Hector Melhuish, manager). Re-engined with 6-cyl 375bhp Crossley (built 1942).
28.02.1952: Registered at Halifax, NS (‘H’ 43).
9.5.1951: Lowestoft registry cancelled.
1954: Registered at Halifax as as RED DIAMOND IV (‘H’43).
1960: Converted to cargo (refrigerated). Halifax registry closed. Registered at Panama.
1985: Vessel removed from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping “Continued existence in doubt”.

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M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT371

M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT371
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M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT371

M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT371
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M.T. Dauntless Star LT371

M.D/T. Dauntless Star LT371
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M.D/T. Red Diamond ‘H’ 43

M.D/T. Red Diamond IV ‘H’ 43
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Fleetwood Trawler – Avoca FD43

Technical

Part VII Registered
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 39
Net Tonnage: 39
Engine: Oil engine 4-cyl 4 stroke 4LW 60bhp by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester (?)
Built: Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Peterhead

History

1955: Completed by Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Peterhead for Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields & others as AVOCA. Registered at Buckie (BCK40).
1975: Sold to David S. Wood, Buckie & others.
1977?: Sold to Whitehaven owners. Buckie registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven (WA43).
1978?: Sold to George A. McDonough, Fleetwood.
Post 1988?: Whitehaven registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD43).
1990: Sold to Maryport owners.
1993: Sold for breaking up.

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M.F.V. Avoca FD43

M.F.V. Avoca FD43

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