Category Archives: Inshore Fishing Vessels

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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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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M.T. Stephanie B – FD78

Historical information courtesy of Darren Purves

Technical

Official Number: B12435
RSS: B12435
Gross Tonnage: 25g
LOA: 13.95 m
Length: 11.92 m
Breadth: 5.50 m
Depth: 2.35 m
Engine: 154bhp Cummins

History

1991: Built at Padstow for the Bond family, Fleetwood (Bryan Bond, manager)
C.2000: Sold to Shoreham skipper Jack Bray. Wheelhouse control winch and a new 4 drum Northsea GF80 fitted Fishing for scallops.
2003: Sold to Frankie Horne of Peel, isle of man and renamed Manx Ranger PL.40. During this time she was fitted with a new Caterpillar 3406 main engine, her beaming derricks were replaced with conventional scallop poles and outriggers. She fished scallops and queenies in the Irish sea and west-coast Scotland. Her beam derricks were later re-fitted.
2007: Sold to Oceanfish ltd of Plymouth and re-registered as Manx Ranger FY.91. she underwent a big refit, her deck layout altered and was painted orange.

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M.T. Stephanie B FD78

M.T. Stephanie B FD78
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M.T. Stephanie B FD78

M.T. Stephanie B FD78
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M.T. Stephanie B FD78

M.T. Stephanie B FD78
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M.T. Manx Ranger FD78

M.T. Manx Ranger FD78
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M.T. Manx Ranger PL40

M.T. Manx Ranger PL40
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M.T. Manx Ranger PL40

M.T. Manx Ranger PL40
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M.T. Manx Ranger PL40

M.T. Manx Ranger PL40
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M.T. Manx Ranger PL40

M.T. Manx Ranger PL40
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M.T. Manx Ranger FY91

M.T. Manx Ranger FY91
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M.T. Twin B – FD407

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Technical

RSS No.B14859
Completed: 1997
Gross Tonnage: 22
Length: 11.94 m
Breadth: 5.32 m
Depth: 2.12 m
Engine: 296bhp Cummins KTM-855

History

1997: Built by C. Toms & Son Ltd, Polruan, Fowey for the Bond family Fleetwood (David Bond, manager).
Undated: Renamed KATIE CLAIRE, registered at Penzance (PZ87)

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M.T. Twin B FD407

M.T. Twin B FD407
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M.T. Twin B FD407

M.T. Twin B FD407
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M.T. Twin B FD407

M.T. Twin B FD407
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M.T. Katie Clare PZ87

M.T. Katie Clare PZ87
Picture courtesy of Karl Hobbs

M.T. Katie Clare PZ87

M.T. Katie Clare PZ87
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Katie Claire

Katie Claire
Picture courtesy of Neil Gregson

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mfv Jean Marcel – FD280

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Technical

Part IV reg
Gross Tonnage: 19

History

1968: Sprang a leak due to a fractured seacock. Running two pumps failed to control the leak. Sank in 10 fathoms about 12 miles off Lightning Knoll Buoy The inshore trawler GIRL MARY skippered by Johnny Goodman was close by so the crew (Sk. Bill Chard, deckhands Dennis Priestly and Ken Bailey) managed to scramble aboard her. JEAN MARCEL sank about 1 hour afterwards.

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mfv Jean Marcel FD280

mfv Jean Marcel FD280
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