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M.T. Stamila – SN10

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Technical

Gross Tonnage: 22
Net Tonnage: 22
Length: 55 ft

History

1951: Completed in Poland.
1964: Sold to B. F. Zych, Grimsby. Registered at Grimsby as STAMILA (GY703).
1964: Re measured under Part IV – 22grt 22n 55ft
1970: Sold to Pawel Patrozalek, Newcastle upon Tyne. Grimsby registry closed. Registered at North Shields (SN10).
1975: Sold to Christopherson, Fleetwood & others.
1983: Sunk in the Lune Deeps.
1984: Not in Olsen’s.

Daily Mail video of sinking

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M.T. Stamila SN10

M.T. Stamila SN10

M.T. Stamila SN10

M.T. Stamila GY703
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M.T. Boston Pegasus – LT58

Technical

Official Number: 183999
Yard Number: 421
Completed: 1954
Gross Tonnage: 166
Net Tonnage: 57
Length: 103 ft
Breadth: 22′ 1″
Depth: 10′ 9″
Built: Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 2 stroke 6-cyl 370bhp Crossley by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester
Owner: Pegasus Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Boston Group)

History

3.7.1954: Launched by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.421) for Pegasus Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood part of the Boston Group. Arthur W. Suddaby, Lowestoft, manager. Registered at Lowestoft (LT58).
1971: Sold to Layhill Chartering Ltd, 34 Crutched Friars, London, EC3. Renamed PENZANCE PEGASUS. Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Penzance (PZ375).
1974: Sold to Safetyships Ltd, Aberdeen (John Brown & Sons (Aberdeen) Ltd, managers. Renamed KILSYTH.
December 1976: Sold to M. Nichols, Middlesbrough for demolition.
13th January 1977: Drove ashore at Whitley Bay after breaking adrift from tug NIPAROUND towing her from Aberdeen to Tees.

More Information
When fishing in the region of Botney Gap, about 90 miles northeast of Lowestoft, the vessel trawled up a live depth charge. The corroded depth charge came onto the deck when the cod end was unfastened. It was heaved over the side by the crew, but as it sank a ship’s length away it exploded. The crew and the trawler were badly shaken and the compass was thrown out of its gimbal rings. Food was also thrown out of the pantry.

The skipper said that on inspection there was no damage apart from electrical trouble in the engine room. He stated that the probability was that when the depth charge was dropped in the water originally it had failed to go off and that the thump on the deck of the Boston Pegasus has made it ‘live’ again. On her return the vessel was slipped for a thorough examination.

Notes
Believed working from Fleetwood Between 14/01/57 and 01/08/59.

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M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375
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M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375
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Changelog
03/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Star of Freedom – FD215

Technical

Gross Tonnage: 69
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 72 ft
Oil Engine: 152bhp 4 stroke 6-cyl by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester

History

3.1959: Launched by George Thompson & Son Ltd, Buckie for Frank Pitts, Kirkella & others as STAR OF FREEDOM.
1959: Completed. Registered at Hull (H131).
By 1964: Owned by John Davies & Clifford Davies, Fleetwood. Hull registry closed Registered at Fleetwood (FD215).
08.1967: On a trip to the Southern Minches (Sk. Harold Harrison). Landed 500 st. fish and anchored for a few hours rest. 06:40 restarted fishing and crew were on deck shooting when they smelled smoke. Flames coming from cabin. Automatic extinguishers were switched on in the engine room but these did not cover the cabin. Engineer Woodward Millington attempted to get to the cabin but was unable to do so. Crew abandoned and fuel tanks exploded. It was the second occasion that a cabin fire had occurred on the vessel. Castlebay lifeboat rescued the crew.

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mfv Star of Freedom FD215

mfv Star of Freedom FD215
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Changelog
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iv Wild Cherry – FD429

Information courtesy of Paul Evans

Technical

Net Tonnage: 9.90 tons
Length: 33′ 10″
Breadth: 10′ 6″
Depth: 3′ 9″

History

01/1904: Completed at Robert Lathom & Co., of Crossens, Southport as WILD CHERRY for John Jones, Dee View Road, Connah’s Quay.
20/03/1906: Registered by owner at Chester (CH7).
25/01/1910: Sold to new owner and re-registered at Ramsey IOM as (RY24).
30/12/1918: Sold to Arthur Walker, Oaklea, Whitehaven and worked by Thomas Tubman.
08/11/1921: Reported as fitted with an engine.
21/02/1922: Sold to Herbert Wilson Walker, Lingmell, Seascale and registered at Whitehaven (WA22).
28/11/1923: Sold to Charles Schofield, 72 Adelaide Street, Fleetwood and registered at Fleetwood (FD429).
03/12/1924: Suffered engine damage.
23/10/1926: Re-engined.
05/01/1940: Sold to William Schofield, Crown Hotel Fleetwood.
13/08/1940: Sold to Robert Anderson Blackledge, Hatfield Avenue, Fleetwood.
25/04/1945: Sold to Vernon Cowpe, 81 Bold Street, Fleetwood and worked by Fred Price.
13/11/1946: Sold to Herbert Rawcliffe, 39 Poulton Road, Fleetwood.
19/5/1954: Sold to Ernest Wilson, 43 Poulton Road, Fleetwood.
14/6/1955: Sold to Willie Wilkinson, Lytham St Annes who laid her up in Allanson’s boatyard, Freckleton.
19/05/1959: Sold to for £90 to John Coulton, Long Lane, Banks, Southport and re-registered at Preston (PN34).
1959-60: Rebuilt including new decks, new wheelhouse, new upper stem, and rewiring at Crossens Sluice plus a Fowler diesel 1:1 gearbox fitted. On completion the boat was moored at Southport and Hesketh Bank and fished with Peter Rimmer of Marshside.
08/08/1962: Sold to FW Coward, Fernyhalgh Lane, Fulwood, Preston for £500.
09/07/1969: Sold to Arthur Mervyn Filton, Burnley, worked in 1971 by FW Groden, of Fleetwood.
24/06/1971: Received assistance from the Lytham St Annes Lifeboat SARAH TOWNSEND PORRITT.
01/11/1973: Sold to Tom Gorew and Preston fishing registry closed.
27/07/1981: Returned to fishing under ownership of Michael Stephens of Rochdale.
27/07/1986: sold to K Lyne, Ashton under Lyne.
17/11/1988: Fishing registration removed under Merchant Shipping Act 1988.
1994: Rebuilt at Liverpool Marina by Jim Weir who sold her to new owners in Fiddlers Ferry.
12/1998: Parted moorings off Rock Ferry in the River Mersey and struck Rock Ferry Pier losing her lower stem, breaking the keel and capsizing.
01/1999: Aground, upside down and derelict alongside Tranmere Oil Terminal, eventually destroyed by wind and tide. Nothing remained by 2001.

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iv Wild Cherry FD429

iv Wild Cherry FD429

Changelog
29/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
29/10/2016: Image added.

M.T. Loch Lein – LT334

Technical

Official Number: 400143
Gross Tonnage: 103
Length: 80 ft
Built: Lernwerder, Germany, 1948
Owner: Claridge Trawlers

History

1960: From Dublin to Fleetwood as LOCH LEIN D411.
1963: Bought by Walter (Fly) Holmes.
1965: Bought by Walter Holmes Jnr and converted to stern trawling. The wheelhouse was moved to the bow. Moved to New Zealand and registered at Auckland in November of 1965.
1967: Re-engined.
1976: Vessel converted as a barge towing tug by Rope Shipping Co Ltd.
1988: Re-engined with a V16 GM 2 stroke, replacing her Lister Blackstone. That and other tip hamper issues caused the vessel to become unstable. In moderately rough conditions and with 5 men on board, including a fisheries inspector, the vessel capsized and sank. The men escaped in a liferaft and drifted 200 miles in 5 days before their last flare was spotted by a naval helicopter crew.

LOCH LEIN goes to New Zealand, Read the full story here

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M.T. Loch Lein LT334

M.T. Loch Lein LT334
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M.T. Loch Lein LT334

M.T. Loch Lein LT334
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M.T. Loch Lein LT334

M.T. Loch Lein LT334
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M.T. Loch Lein LT334

M.T. Loch Lein LT334
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M.T. Loch Lein LT334

M.T. Loch Lein LT334
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Walter "Fly" Holmes

Picture courtesy of The Rod Fraser Collection

Changelog
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10/09/2020: Added an image.

M.T. Boston Beverley – GY191

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
Technical

Official Number: 338782
Yard Number: 879
Completed: 1971
Gross Tonnage: 700
Length: 150 ft
Breadth: 33.5 ft
Depth: 15.09 ft
Built: R. Dunston Ltd, Hessle
Engine: English Electric 12CSVM 1950bhp marine diesel, with Modern Wheel Drive and a Stone Manganese/Seffle variable pitch propellor

History

04.1971: Launched from the yard of R. Dunston Ltd, Hessle {Yd. No. 879), by Miss Carol Wilbraham, as BOSTON BEVERLEY (GY191) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood,
1971: Completed. Registered at Grimsby (GY191).
15.12.1972: Transferred to Fleetwood.
01.1973: First landing into Fleetwood, 935 kit and grossed £16,800.
03.1980: Sold to Ben Mar Fishing Co Ltd, Chile.
06.1982 Vessel laid up due to owners having gone into bankruptcy. Vessel later taken over by Chilean Navy. Porto Montt Southern Naval Base for Chile.
2005: Reported lost at Punta Arenas in the Magellan Straits.

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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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M.T. Boston Beverley

M.T. Boston Beverley
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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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M.T. Boston Beverley GY191

M.T. Boston Beverley GY191
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Changelog
22/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
03/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.
19/05/2020: Updated information and added an image.

M.T. Spinningdale – FD29

Technical

Official Number: A16683
Yard Number: 355
Completed: 1968
Gross Tonnage: 117
Length : 82 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 8 ft
Engine: Lister Blackstone type ERS6MGR3, 495bhp. Average speed on trial 10.875 knots.

History

1968: Launched as SPINNINGDALE (A473) for Bruce’s Stores Ltd, Aberdeen & J. Forbes, Aberdeen.
1981: Registered owner W. Forbes, Aberdeen.
1985: Registered owner Seaward Fishing Services, Aberdeen.
19??: Sold to Robert Rawcliffe, Fleetwood and re-registered as FD29.
1986/7: Sold to Spanish owners and rebuilt with a full shelter deck for future long lining operations. Retained Fleetwood registration.
01/02/08: Ran aground at St. Kilda in a force 9 gale. All crew saved by helicopter. The vessel was a constructive total loss.

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M.T. Spinningdale A473

M.T. Spinningdale A473
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M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29
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M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29
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M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29

M.T. Spinningdale FD29
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Changelog
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02/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.

M.T. Spinningdale – A581

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall

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Official Number: Part IV registered
Yard Number: 310
Gross Tonnage: 47.10
Net Tonnage: 47.10
LOA: 72.75 ft (22.10m)
Length: 67.95ft (20.71m)
Breadth: 19.5ft (5.94) ft
Depth: 7.0ft (2.41m)
Engine: Engine number 380, Lister Blackstone EVS4MGR/2, 264bhp

History

03.03.1961: Launched by Montrose Structures & Marine Ltd (John Lewis & Sons Ltd), Montrose (Yd.No.310) with White Fish Authority Grant & Loan Scheme for Bruce’s Stores (Aberdeen) Ltd (16/64), Aberdeen as SPINNINGDALE.
09.03.1961: Registered at Aberdeen (A581). Sea Trials. Completed.
14.03.1961: First landing at Aberdeen (Sk. John Forbes).
07.06.1961: Vessel mortgaged (16.64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure the sum of £21,828 with interest at 61/2% (A). Wk commencing 04.01.1963: At Aberdeen landed three trips (Sk. John Forbes), 419cwt £976 gross.
08.10.1965: Sold to Spinningdale Fishing Co Ltd (16/64), Aberdeen.
25.10.1965: Vessel mortgaged (16/64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure the sum of £16,916 with interest at 63/4% (B).
08.11.1965: Mortgage (A) discharged.
13.03.1968: Registered at Aberdeen as MIGDALE (A581) (BoT minute RSS 8/2/0296/56 dated 25.08.1967).
27.05.1968: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd (16/64), Fleetwood.
1968: Renamed VERA GRACE (A581).
13.06.1968: First landing at Fleetwood (Sk. J. V. Grace), 84 kits.
25.07.1968: Vessel mortgaged (16/64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure sum on account with interest (C).
18.08.1968: Registered at Aberdeen as VERA GRACE (A581) (BoT minute RSS 8/2/0247/78 dated 28.08.1968).
07.06.1971: Last landing at Fleetwood (Sk. M. W. Oldman), 111 kits.
29.10.1971: Sold to David Reid (16/64), Kirkwall, Orkney.
06.11.1971: Stranded on Stronsay, Orkney. Kirkwall seine net boat OCEAN’S GIFT (K916) connected and successfully refloated.
29.11.1971: Aberdeen registry closed.
1972: Gutting shelter added.
1972: Re-engined with 330bhp/246kW 4-cyl oil engine Type ERS4M by Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley.
07.02.1972: Registered at Kirkwall as NORSEMAN’S BRIDE (K243) (Secretary of Trade & Industry minute RSS 8/2/0300/94 dated 02.12.1971).
1972: Mortgages (B) and (C) taken over by David Reid.
22.05.1972: Vessel mortgaged (16/64) to White Fish Authority, London to secure the sum of £9,822.60 with interest at 63/4% (D).
27.06.1972: Mortgage (C) discharged.
17.07.1972: Mortgage (B) discharged.
13.10.1972: At Lerwick Sheriff Court, Sk. David Reid was fined £50 for fishing 1.2 miles off Fair Isle in June.
20.01.1975: In gale force winds and heavy weather, stranded 0.5 mile W of North Light, Fair Isle. Three crew rescued by inflatable from offshore rescue and standby vessel SUMMERLEE (A577). Sk. David Reid and two others rescued by Fair Isle ferry GOOD SHEPHERD III.
21.01.1975: Vessel abandoned.
19.05.1975: Kirkwall registry closed “Vessel lost off Fair Isle 20 January 1975”, except for Mortgage (D).
11.07.1975: Mortgage (D) discharged.
08.09.1975: Kirkwall registry finally closed on discharge of mortgage (D).
1977: Wreck lies in 7m between a rock and cliff face, E of point of stranding.

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M.T. Spinningdale A581

M.T. Spinningdale A581
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M.T. Spinningdale A581

M.T. Vera Grace A581

Changelog
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17/11/2020: Updated details.

mfv Hard Lines – FD6

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Technical

Gross tonnage : 16

History

Converted from a sailing smack.
Ran onto Pilling sands and was lost.

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mfv Hard Lines FD6

mfv Hard Lines FD6
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mfv Eastards – FD72

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Additional information courtesy of John Worthington

Technical

Gross Tonnage: 36
Net Tonnage: 19
Engine: 114hp

History

1965: Owner Tom Sleight Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as EASTARDS (FD72)
1970: Owner Delga Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as EASTARDS (FD72)
19/10/1982: Stranded at Thyboron, Denmark.

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mfv Eastards FD72

mfv Eastards FD72
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mfv Eastards FD72

mfv Eastards FD72
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mfv Eastards FD72

mfv Eastards FD72
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Changelog
19/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
11/10/2020: Added an image and updated information.