Category Archives: Hewett FC

M.T. Admiral Hawke – A520

Technical

Yard Number: 893
Gross Tonnage: 225
Net Tonnage: 74
Length: 107.9 ft
Breadth: 24.1 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 670bhp 5 cyl

History

1961: Completed by Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd. No. 893) for Aberdeen Motor Trawlers Ltd, Aberdeen as ADMIRAL HAWKE. Registered at Aberdeen (A520).
1965: Owned by Mannofield Fishing Co. Ltd, Aberdeen.
1967: In ownership of Aberdeen Motor Trawlers Ltd, Aberdeen.
1977: In ownership of Hewett Fishing Co. Ltd, London.
1983-4: Transferred to Lowestoft and renamed DIANE ELIZABETH. Registered at Lowestoft (LT43).
1984: Owned by Breydon Marine Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed BREYDON EIDER. Converted as to a stand-by safety vessel.
1992: Sold for scrapping.

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M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520

M.T. Admiral Hawke A520
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

Changelog
30/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Ella Hewett (2) – LO94

Technical

Official Number: 305953
Yard Number: 986
Gross Tonnage: 567
Length: 180 ft
Breadth: 30′ 5″
Depth: 16′ 3″
Engine: Mirlees National diesel, 1,280bhp

History

1964: To Fleetwood as a new vessel.
1973: On an Icelandic trip, had warps cut by Icelandic patrol boat AEGIR.
1978 sold to Colne Shipping when employed as ORSV and renamed ST KITTS
1993 sold and laid up at Falmouth
2002 scrapped at Inverkeithing

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M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of Peter Ashby

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of Peter Ashby

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of Emiel Rycx

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94

M.T. Ella Hewett LO94
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

Changelog
18/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
10/02/2017: Image added.

M.T. London Town – LO70

Technical

Official Number: 301043
Yard Number: 955
Launched: 22/09/1959
Completed: 1959
Registered: 01/04/1960
Gross Tonnage: 228
Length: 105 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 484 bhp by Mirlees Bickerton & Day
Speed : 11.5 knots

History

1959: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley as LONDON TOWN (Yd. No. 955) for the Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered at London (LO70)
1964: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
for use as an oil rig safety vessel
1981: Sold to Putford Enterprises, Milford Haven
1982: Sold to Antony James, Milford Haven
1984: Sold to Huxley Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed GUANA
1992: Sold for scrap to Victor Montenegro Feijoo
10/07/1992: Arrived Vigo for breaking

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M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
Picture courtesy of James Cullen

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. London Town LO70

M.T. London Town LO70
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
30/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Robert Hewett (2) – LO65

Technical

Official Number: 302611
Yard Number: 963
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 567
Net Tonnage: 198
Length: 161′ 1″
Breadth: 30′ 5″
Depth: 16′ 3″
Engine: 1168bhp engine Mirlees Bickerton & Day
Speed: 14 knots

History

1960: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley for Heward Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as ROBERT HEWETT. Registered at London (LO65).
1979: Sold to Claridge Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed ST LUKE and converted for oil rig work.
1989: Sold to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1993: Sold to Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft.
1994: Sold to Lowestoft Shipping III Ltd, Lowestoft
1995: To Port Dickson Ltd, Lowestoft.
1996: Sold to Charford Shipping IV Ltd, Lowestoft.
1997: Sold to Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed VEESEA MERLIN.
2003: Laid up for scrapping.

Best catch of winter – Date Unknown

The 576 ton Fleetwood trawler Robert Hewett landed one of the best Iceland catches of the winter at Fleetwood yesterday when her reward for 9,630 stone of fish was £8,103. The vessel, owned by the Hewett Fishing Co. is commanded by Skipper R. Hutcheon of Fleetwood and had been at sea about three weeks.

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M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65

M.T. Robert Hewett LO65
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

S.S.V. Veesa Merlin

Newsclipping

Newsclipping courtesy of Geoff Davidson

Changelog
29/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
15/03/2017: Added image.

M.T. Royalist (2) – LO50

Technical

Official Number: 301171
Yard Number: 960
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 228
Length: 105 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: Mirlees Bickerton & Day developing 484bhp
Speed: 12 knots

History

1960: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd. No. 960) for the Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, as ROYALIST. Registered at London LO50.
1993: Owned by the Anglo-Spanish company Flagperry Ltd, Milford and operating as a netter after her conversion in Spain. Her operating base is shown as ‘Spain’ but we know that they had to land a certain number of catches in UK in order to comply with UK registration. The catch was then trucked to Spain.
23.01.2008: Flooded and sank during fishing operations when approximately 180nm off Dingle, Ireland. ROYALIST was about to shoot her nets when she was hit by a large wave on her port side, which caused her to heel to starboard. The vessel was starting to return to the upright when she was hit by a second wave, after which she took on a permanent list due to the amount of water on her main deck and within an accommodation alleyway.

The list increased as water continued to wash over the vessel’s submerged starboard gunwale and was able to progress into the engine room and aft accommodation, by way of an open net hatch. Although the crew attempted to stem the flow of water by closing the net hatch, the vessel started to sink.

At 1553, the skipper sent distress messages on Inmarsat C and VHF radio channels 13 and 16, and ordered his crew to abandon the vessel into the vessel’s two liferafts. The skipper of the French fishing vessel DAMAFRAN, which was fishing about 5 miles to the south, heard the distress message and immediately cut his nets and headed for the stricken vessel. At 1645, ROYALIST’S 18 crew were recovered by DAMAFRAN. ROYALIST sank by her stern 25 minutes later.

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M.T. Royalist LO50

M.T. Royalist LO50
Picture courtesy of Robert Hewett

M.T. Royalist LO50

M.T. Royalist LO50

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24

M.T. Royalist FD24

Changelog
27/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.