Category Archives: Inshore Fishing Vessels

mfv Mary Marie WH285

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Technical

Engine: Cummins

History

Early 90s: Fishing from Fleetwood in the ownership of Bob Rawcliffe.

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mfv Mary Marie WH285

mfv Mary Marie WH285

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

mfv Mary Marie C307

Changelog
18/12/2016: Page published.

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

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Technical

RSS No.B14805
Gross Tonnage: 35.4
Length: 14.20 m
Breadth: 5.30 m
Depth: 2.25 m
Engine: Type Nt855-M240 6-cyl 240hp/179kWoil engine by Cummins Engine Co, Chongqing, China

History

1996: Completed by Newbury Engineering (Boatbuilders) Ltd, Newhaven for Michael L. Sheard, Fleetwood as MICHEL LEWIS.
26.09.1996: Registered at Fleetwood (FD401).
10.1999: Sold to J. Tooley, Brixham.
10.11.1999: Registered at Brixham as CHRISTA (BM497).
09.2005: Sold to Whitelink Ltd, Fraserburgh.
18.10.2005: Registered at Fraserburgh as LEANNE II (FR386).
06.2006: Sold to Seacrest Fishing Co Ltd, Fraserburgh.
12.06.2006: Registered at Fraserburgh as GOLDEN PROMISE (FR186).
17.02.2010: Registered at Falmouth (FH401).
03.2010: Refitted at Brixham.
01.11.2013: Fishing in Cardigan Bay, disabled some 15 miles N of Fishguard with rope round propeller. Initially taken in tow by another scalloper but tow parted. Fishguard lifeboat launched at 0400 and arrived on scene an hour later, connected a commenced tow to Fishguard. 0800 delivered safely alongside at Fishguard.
11.2016: Still fishing and landing at Brixham/Newlyn; member of the South Western Fish Producers Organisation Ltd, Ivybridge, Devon (155.81 units).

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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
Picture courtesy of Paul Scott

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

Changelog
27/12/2016: Page published.

iv Charlotte FD112

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Information courtesy of Paul Evans

Technical

Completed: 1909
Length: 33 ft
Breadth: 10’ 1”
Depth: 4’ 8”
Net Tonnage: 10.27
Built: Arnside

History

1908: Built at Arnside as CHARLOTTE for John Abram of 29 Rhyl Street, Fleetwood.
14/07/1909: Registered by owner at Fleetwood (FD112).
01/11/1920: Owned by Richard Abram of 30 Hesketh Place, Fleetwood.
23/10/1925: Reported as having an auxiliary motor fitted.
12/11/1945: Sold to Richard ‘Couch’ Wright of 79 Victoria Street, Fleetwood.
24/07/1961: Vessel struck a buoy and sank in Liverpool Bay.

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iv Charlotte FD112

iv Charlotte FD112
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iv Charlotte FD112

iv Charlotte FD112
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iv Charlotte FD112

iv Charlotte FD112
Picture courtesy of Mitchy

Changelog
08/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Zyava III FD101

Information courtesy of Steve Brown and Maciej Grzybek

Technical
Gross Tonnage: 24
net Tonnage: 24
Length: 50 ft
Breadth: 13 ft
Depth 6.50 feet
Engine: 3-cyl 66bhp (60hp) Kelvin Diesel by The Bergius-Kelvin Co Ltd, Glasgow

History
1937: Completed by Factoria Santa Isabel, Guayaquil, Ecuador for Wladyslaw Wagner as the yawl ZJAWA III (built throughout with tropical hardwoods).
Zyava leaves Quayaquil : 17.07.1937
Raroia : 15.08.1937
Papeete : 29.08.1937
Bora Bora : 18.09.1937
Rarotonga, Cook’s Island : 29.09.1937
Sydney, Australia : 5.11.1937—10.07.1938
Kupang, Timor : 4.09.1938
Buleleng, Bali : 13.09.1938
Tanjong Priok, Jawa : 25.10.1938 – repair
Diego Garcia, Chagos : 11.11.1938
Aden, Aden : 16.12.1938
Suez, Egipt : 23.01.1939
La Valetta, Malta : 30.05.1939
Algier, Algieria : 16.06.1939
Gibraltar : 2.07.1939
Southampton, England : 21.07.1939
Gt. Yarmouth, England : 2.09.1939
Oulton Broads, England : 16.09.1939
1938 – 1944: In wartime service.
1944: Converted to to seine net fishing with McDuff winch and coiler and fitted with 60hp Kelvin oil engine. Fishing out of Buckie and Aberdeen under Polish flag.
07.1948: Laid up at Oulton Broad and advertised for sale, asking price £2,500. Could be restored to a yacht.
By 31.08.1951: Owned by C. E. Phillips, Kinmel Bay, Conway, North Wales. Gdynia registry closed. Registered at Chester (CH115).
By 31.08.1953: Owned by J. Steele, Port Dinorwic, North Wales. Chester registry closed. Registered at Caernavon as ZYAVA III (CO254). By 31.08.1955: Owned by Frank P. Clarkson, Fleetwood.
1954: Zyava 111 CO 254, J. Steele, Port Dinorwic, N Wales.
1956: Zyava 111 CO254, J.W. Wright, Fleetwood.
1962: Zyava 111 FD101, Leslie Chorlton, Blackpool and Wilfred Clark, Fleetwood.
1962: Sank after stranding on Wyre End. Salvaged and returned to service.
1963: Zyava 111 FD101 F.P. Clarkson, Preston and K.P. Brown, Lancaster (purchased Zyava from above in 1962 (S Brown).
1967: Zyava 111 FD101 K.P. Brown, Lancaster.
1962 – 1967: In ownership of Frank Clarkson and Mick Brown and later of Mick Brown. Uniquely their partnership was dissolved on the toss of a coin. Frank Clarkson took ownership of CHILDRENS FRIEND FD225 and Mick Brown got ZYAVA III.
1969: Zyava 111 FD101 P. Welsh & others, Fleetwood. One of the “others” was W ( Bruno) Clark who I understand later became sole owner however this is not recorded in Olsens where the entry remains unchanged.
1970: in ownership of Harry Beverley. Moved to Skippool Creek for conversion to a cruiser. Project abandoned due to the death of the owner. Ownership subsequently passed to Clive Bourne who rebuilt her and sailed her out to Gibraltar.
2016: In Dutch ownership and was last reported based in Scheveningen.
Zyava Newspaper report

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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
Picture courtesy of Stephen Brown

iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
Picture courtesy of Stephen Brown

iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
Picture courtesy of Stephen Brown

iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
Picture courtesy of Stephen Brown

mfv Zyava III FD101

mfv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
Picture courtesy of Maciej Grzybek

Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Changelog
08/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
28/12/2016: Added images.
24/01/2017: Updated information and added images.
27/01/2017: Updated information and added images.
31/01/2017: Added technical information.

mfv MDB – DO47

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Technical

Official Number: 301883
Gross Tonnage: 15.8
Length: 46 ft
Breadth: 16 ft
Other names/registrations: DO47, SINCERITY SD1, SERENITY SD1, AH133
Built: Nobles, Fraserburgh
Engine: 72hp Gardener L3

Notes from Dick Massey

Many Fleetwood fishermen will remember this vessel several were built along the same hull design, NORTHFLEET and AILSEA are two that comes to mind.
Built by Nobles, larch on oak of very traditional lines, the NORTHFLEET had an after cabin, the others a foc’sle cabin. Engines were 72hp Gardener L3.
MDB worked from Fleetwood for many years owned by the Bond family before they moved to New Zealand.

The boat then had a couple of owners before, being bought by Peter Canipa as shore owner of Douglas IOM.

MDB worked from Ramsey for several years with an ex Fleetwood skipper Mr Evans. Dick Massey took over the boat as skipper, working the vessel in several fisheries the most successful being trawling for queenies.

Several good trips were made long lining for large dog fish. With a full fish room of over 100 kits , these were landed at Fleetwood with lumpers doing the unloading, the only variations to the dogs were a few congers.

The owner had visions of making the MDB in to a modern fishing vessel,
Bill Charnick and Charles Massey, aged 15, took the boat south to Gillingham on the River Medway, here at the local boat yard modernisation took place.
With the hull stripped to a shell, with seventy thousand pounds spent the vessel looked like brand new and she almost was.

New Gardner 6lxb with twin disc gearbox all new stern gear, new fuel tanks, new forward leaning wheelhouse, very modern looking and fully water tight, the old Brixham winch fully restored, with her tripod mast aglow with white paint, she looked like a new boat, returning to the island to resume trawling she worked well for several years, before being sold north to Scotland,

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mfv MDB DO47

mfv MDB DO47
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Changelog
07/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Christmas Rose – BF366

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mfv Christmas Rose

mfv Christmas Rose BF366
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

mfv Christmas Rose BF366

mfv Christmas Rose BF366
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mfv Christmas Rose BF366

mfv Christmas Rose BF366
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Changelog
26/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Biddy – PZ121

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Technical

Built: J Gilbert and S Pascoe Porthleven.

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mfv Biddy PZ121

mfv Biddy PZ121
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mfv Biddy PZ121

mfv Biddy PZ121
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mfv Biddy PZ121

mfv Biddy PZ121
Picture courtesy of Stephen Worthington

mfv Biddy PZ121

mfv Biddy PZ121
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Changelog
26/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Boy James – FD283

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History

Undated: BOY JAMES FD283 reported decommissioned at Seaham, under the name LINDEADAR BA288.

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mfv Boy James FD283

mfv Boy James FD283
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mfv Boy James FD283

mfv Boy James FD283
Picture courtesy of Stephen Worthington

Changelog
25/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.