Category Archives: Inshore Fishing Vessels

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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mfv Christmas Rose – BF366

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mfv Christmas Rose

mfv Christmas Rose BF366
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mfv Christmas Rose BF366

mfv Christmas Rose BF366
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mfv Christmas Rose BF366

mfv Christmas Rose BF366
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mfv Biddy – PZ121

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Technical

Built: J Gilbert and S Pascoe Porthleven.

History
1994: Decommissioned and scrapped at Fleetwood.

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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
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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
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22/03/2017: Added image and removed FMHT logo.
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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
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mfv Harvester – FD132

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Technical

Part IV Registered
Gross Tonnage: 24
Net Tonnage: 24

History

1935: Completed as HARVESTER BF132 by Stephen, Macduff.
1967: Registered at Fleetwood (FD132)

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mfv Harvester FD132

mfv Harvester FD132
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iv Zora FD- 27

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iv Zora FD27

iv Zora FD27
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iv Zora FD27

iv Zora FD27
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mfv Lanho – FD39

Additional information courtesy of Gary Hicks Plymouth Merchant Ships

Technical

Official Number: 165879
Completed: 1922
Gross Tonnage: 16.04
Net Tonnage: 13.03
Length: 39.9 ft
Breadth: 13.3 ft
Depth: 6.2 ft
Rig: Ketch (aux motor)
Built: W. J. Richards, Porthleven, Cornwall
Engine: 30bhp Kelvin oil engine by Bergius Co Ltd, Glasgow

History

1922: Completed by W. J. Richards, Porthleven, Cornwall for ??, ?? as LANHO.
1922: Part IV registered.
1933: Fitted with 30bhp Kelvin oil engine by Bergius Co Ltd, Glasgow.
By 1938: Owned by Miss Florence Hunter Braddon (64/64), Moor Cottage, Bude. 29.3.1938: Registered at Plymouth. Official No. 165879.
10.5.1941: Sold to Ernest Lister (64/64), 43 King’s Street, Brixham.
8.6.1941: Registered at Plymouth (PH110).
24.6.1941: Ernest Lister designated managing owner.
1.1.1945: Sold to Albert Ezekiel Hayward and Annie Hayward, 328 Rossall Road, Fleetwood (joint owners 64/64).
8.1.1945: Albert Ezekiel Hayward designated managing owner.
8.1.1945: Plymouth registry closed.
25.1.1945: Registered at Fleetwood (FD39).
29.5.1946: Sold to Edwin Orme and Thomas Oswald Price, The Docks, Milford Haven (joint owners 64/64).
17.6.1949: Sold to W. F. Fishing Ltd, Ballyharty, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford.
12.10.1949: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Wexford.

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