Category Archives: F&T Ross

M.T. Ross Heron – GY693

Technical

Official Number: 303294
Yard Number: 1468
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 288
net Tonnage: 92
Length: 107.5 ft
Breadth: 24.5 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Engine: 695bhp 6cyl 4SA by Ruston Hornsby Lincoln
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Speed: 12.5 kts

History

25.10.1961: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1468) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby as ROSS HERON.
17.04.19062: Completed. Cost to build £131,000 (WFA Grant £31,000).
02.05.1962: Registered at Grimsby (GY693).
01.07.1969: Became part of the British United Trawlers (B.U.T.) fleet. B.U.T. livery adopted. Book value £67,149.
30.09.1969: Sold to Goweroak Ltd, Grimsby.
03.03.1970: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood. Wyre Trawlers Ltd, managing agents.
11.11.1971: Fishing out of Granton.
17.08.1981: Sold to The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Luton.
1981: Converted to offshore platform standby safety vessel.
14.09.1981: Grimsby registry closed.
09.1981: Registered at Lowestoft as MUSTIQUE exchanged names with existing MUSTIQUE O.N.184923 (laid up with engine damage).
07.1991: Sold to Spearing International Ltd, Dartford in en bloc deal with COLNE HUNTER (442grt/1963).
29.07.1991: Sailed Lowestoft for River Medway, MUSTIQUE towing COLNE HUNTER.
10.08.1991: Delivered Medway for breaking up at Bloors Wharf, Rainham by Masterman Iron & Steel Shipbreakers Ltd. Registry closed.

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M.T. Ross Heron GY693

M.T. Ross Heron GY693
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Ross Heron GY693

M.T. Ross Heron GY693
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

ORSV Mustique

ORSV Mustique
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

Changelog
01/11/2016: Information updated.

M.T. Ross Fortune – FD281

Technical

Official Number: 307549
Yard Number: 1501
Completed: 1965
IMO Number: 6515801
Completed: 1965
Gross Tonnage: 457
Net Tonnage: 183
Length: 120 ft
Breadth: 30 ft
Depth: 19.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 4 stroke Vee 12-cyl oil engine by Davey, Paxman & Co Ltd, Colchester – CP propeller

History

1965: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, (Yd No. 1501) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby, as ROSS FORTUNE.
15.10.1965: Registered at Grimsby (GY1365).
11.12.1968: Alteration of particulars: Re-engined (8 cyl diesel by English Electric Co Ltd, Newton-Le-Willows 1052bhp / 320 gt / 103 net / 12 knots).
06.03.1970: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
06.07.1970: Grimsby registry closed.
07.07.1970: Registered at Fleetwood (FD281).
04.06.1971: Sold to Bonavista Cold Storage Co Ltd, St. John’s, Newfoundland renamed FURY V.
26.01.1972: Fleetwood registry closed Registry transferred to St John’s Newfoundland.
02.1972: Re-engined (12 cyl diesel by General Motors Corp, Le Grange 1500 BHP).
1984: Sold to The Lake Group Ltd, St. John’s.
1986: Sold to Fishery Products International Ltd, St.John’s.
1993: Sold to Naviera Fury S De R.L, San Lorenzo,Honduras.
2002: Sold to South African owners, renamed FURY.
2008: Vessels continued existence in doubt, removed from Lloyds Register of Shipping.

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M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365

M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365

M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365

M.T. Ross Fortune GY1365
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

Changelog
01/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Ross Curlew – GY962

Technical

Official Number: 303293
Yard Number: 1469
Completed: 1962
IMO No: 5300364
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 288
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 109 ft
Breadth: 24 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 4 stroke 6-cyl 785bhp oil engine by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln.
Owner: Wyre Trawlers Ltd (BUT)

History

24.11.1961: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1469) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby as ROSS CURLEW.
5.1962: Completed. Registered at Grimsby (GY692).
1969: Ross Group joined with Associated Fisheries Group to form British United Trawlers Ltd (B.U.T.), Hull.
1969: Transferred to Goweroak Ltd, Grimsby.
1970: Transferred within the British United Trawlers Group to fish from Fleetwood operated by Wyre Trawlers Ltd.
1972: Transferred within the British United Trawlers Group to fish from Granton operated by British United Trawlers (Granton) Ltd.
1978: Transferred within British United Trawlers Group to fish out of Aberdeen operated by British United Trawlers (Aberdeen) Ltd.
1.1980: Sold to The Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (G.D. Claridge, manager). Converted for offshore platform standby/safety duties.
1981: Renamed ANEGADA. Grimsby registry closed, no longer fishing. Registered at Lowestoft. Based at Lowestoft employed on offshore rig standby/safety.
1.1992: Sold in an en bloc deal with BARNSLEY, COLNE KESTREL (ex BOSTON KESTREL) and CRYSTAL PALACE, to C. Knight/Caravel Maritime Ltd, Rainham for demolition by Caravel Maritime at Bloor’s Wharf, Lower Rainham.

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M.T. Ross Curlew GY692

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692
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M.T. Ross Curlew GY692

M.T. Ross Curlew GY692
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Changelog
01/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
16/11/2016: Picture added.

M.T. Princess Elizabeth – FD213

Technical

Official Number: 301887
Yard Number: 970
Completed: 1961
Gross Tonnage: 419
Net Tonnage: 143
Length: 137′ 2″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Depth: 14′ 6″
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell
Engine: 1055bhp CD Holmes/Werkspoor
Speed: 12 knots
Owner: F & T Ross Ltd, Fleetwood

History

1961: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell for F & T Ross Ltd, Fleetwood as PRINCESS ELIZABETH. Registered at Fleetwood (FD213).
19/05/1961: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
09/1961: On a trip from Fleetwood (Sk. Jim Betty) experienced fire in engine room. Casing red hot and deck plates buckled. Engine room sealed to smother fire while crew doused casing with water. Because of the fire’s proximity to the fuel tank, Sk. Betty considered abandoning but the fire came under control and was extinguished.
March 1962: Sold to F & T Ross Ltd, Hull.
09/10/1962: Transferred to Grimsby.
03/06/1965: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
31/05/1966: Sold to F & T Ross Ltd, Hull.
13/01/1967: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
21/11/1968: (GY143).
29/08/1969: Sold to Irvin & Johnson, Cape Town, South Africa (CTA51).
1983: Vessel stripped of useable parts.
27/06/1983: Scuttled off Robben Island, Cape Town.

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M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213
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M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213
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M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213

M.T. Princess Elizabeth FD213
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

Changelog
26/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.