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M.T. Swanella (3) H421

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 308571
Yard Number: 554
Completed: 1967
Gross Tonnage: 1179
Length: 247.9 ft
Breadth: 40.8 ft
Depth: 8.08 m
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: Diesel-electric 2 x 12-cyl ‘V’ oil engines 1550bhp by English Electric Ltd, Preston connected to 1 x electric motor 2100shp – 15 knots
Capable of freezing 600 kits per day in 90LB blocks.

History

017.10.1966: Launched at Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.554) by Mrs E.Stirk (mother in law of Geoffrey Alan Marr) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as SWANELLA.
1967: Completed. Registered at Hull (H421).
31.01.1967: Ran sea trials.
03.02.1967: Sailed from Hull on her maiden voyage (Skipper Charles Drever) bound for the Newfoundland fishing grounds. Halfway through her maiden voyage she suffered a fractured crank shaft which reduced the engine power by 50% This proved inadequate and she was brought home early arriving back at Hull on the 27th March landing 447 tonnes.
1967: Set up a new record catch of 665.5 tonnes (Skipper Charles Drever).
1969: The company’s top trawler landing 4,105 tonnes of fish for 307 days at sea, only 64 tonnes behind the top freezer LADY PARKES H397 which recieved a place in the Guinness book of records.
12.6.1981: Sold to KaareMisje & Co, Bergen and converted to a diving support ship.
1982: Hull registry closed. Registered at Panama as ARCHEMEDES.
19855: DRIVE PERFORMER.
1988: NORTH SEA COMMANDER.
1990: Sold to DSND Shipping, Norway. Renamed SEAWAY COMMANDER.
2004: ALLIED COMMANDER, Panama flag.
2009: Sold to How Choi Marine Ltd, Hong Kong. Renamed EGS EXPLORER St Vincent & Grenadines Flag.
2013: Renamed GEO EXPLORER, Nevis & St. Kitts flag.

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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.V. Seaway Commander

M.V. Seaway Commander
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M.V. Allied Commander

M.V. Allied Commander
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M.T. Swanella H421

M.T. Swanella H421
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M.T. Swanella H241

M.T. Swanella H421
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Changelog
29/01/2018: Page published.
30/01/2017: Added information and images.

M.T. Glen Coe – A283

Technical

Official Number: 359076
Yard Number: 578
Completed: 1973
Gross Tonnage: 299
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 106′ 7″
Breadth: 27′ 5″
Depth: 15′ 7″
Built by: Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Co Ltd, Goole

History

04.07.1973 Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd, Goole (Yd. No. 578) for J. Marr & Son Ltd Hull as “GLEN COE”.
1973 Completed & registered at Aberdeen as (A283).
1980 Transferred from Aberdeen to Hull and laid up.
07.1983 Resumed fishing.
Late 1980: Laid up.
06.1992 Sold to Jade Fishing Co. Ltd, Vancouver Canada.
07.1992 Sailed from Hull for Canada.
2005 Still registered.

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M.T. Glen Coe A283

M.T. Glen Coe A283
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M.T. Glen Coe A283

M.T. Glen Coe A283

M.T. Glen Coe A283

M.T. Glen Coe A283
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M.T. Glen Coe A283

M.T. Glen Coe A283

Changelog
30/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Thornella (2) – H96

Technical

Official Number: 712673
Yard Number: 143
Completed: 1988
Gross Tonnage: 555
Net Tonnage: 166
Length: 38.57 m
Breadth: 33.50 m
Depth: 9.70 m
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby
Oil engine: 6-cyl 1700bhp/1268kW by Ruston Diesels Ltd, Newton-le-Willows

History

21.12.1987: Launched by Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.143) for J. Marr Ltd, Hull as THORNELLA.
3.1988: Completed. Registered at Hull (H96).
6.1996: Sold to Thornella Ltd, Hull (Marr Fishing Vessel Management Ltd, Hull, managers).
3.10.2003: Last trip from Hull.
24.10.2003: Landed in Germany.
11.2003: Sold to Baines Bros Ltd, New Holland (en bloc with LANCELLA (H98)) for breaking up (under English Decommissioning Scheme).
12.2003: Hull registry closed.

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M.T. Thornella H96

M.T. Thornella H96
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M.T. Thornella H96

M.T. Thornella H96
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M.T. Thornella H96

M.T. Thornella H96
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M.T. Thornella H96

M.T. Thornella H96
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Changelog
06/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Bon Accord – A493

Technical

Official Number: ??
Yard Number: 546
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 50
Length: 22.22 m
Breadth: 5.97 m
Depth: 2.52 m
Engine: 4 stroke 4-cyl 264bhp oil engine by Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Built: 1960 by The Fairmile Construction Co. Ltd, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Yard Number: B546
Owner: Bon Accord Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1.12.1960: Completed by Fairmile Shipyard (Berwick) Ltd, Berwick-on-Tweed (Yd.No.546) for Bon Accord Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (George Robb, manager) as BON ACCORD. Registered at Aberdeen (A493).
1968: Owner J Marr & Son Ltd Fleetwood. On her first trip under J Marr & Son she grossed £1,184 from 172 kits of fish.
1973: Owners John N. Ward & Son Ltd, Fleetwood. Renamed RESILIENCE (A493).
1980: Owners Ronald C. Sutherland, Latheran Wheel & Donald Sutherland, Dunbeath. Registered at Wick (WK493).
1981: Owners Ronald C. & Donald Sutherland, Caithness. Renamed FRAM (WK493).
1984: Owners William MacDougal, Peterhead & Others. Registered at Peterhead (PD244).
1985: Owners Louis Forbes, Fraserburgh & Others. Renamed ACTIVE (PD244).
1986: Ceased fishing after a major engine failure in this year. She was the laid up for 2 years in Dunvegan, Isle of Skye for 2 years where all re-useable equipment was removed. However the hull was found to be in a great condition and was sold to a French owner and converted to a yacht.

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M.T. Bon Accord A493

M.T. Bon Accord A493
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M.T. Resilience A493

M.T. Resilience A493

Changelog
22/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
07/02/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image and added a picture.

M.T. Spinningdale – A581

Technical

Official Number: ?
Yard Number: 310
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 47
Length: 68 ft
Breadth: 20 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Engine: Engine number 380, Lister Blackstone EVS4MGR/2, 264bhp

History

1961: Built for Bruces Stores Ltd, Aberdeen. Named SPINNINGDALE A581
9 March 1961: Sea trials, average speed 10.2 knots.
1968: Renamed MIGDALE A581, Owner Unknown
1968: Renamed VERA GRACE A581, Owner J Marr & Son Ltd, Aberdeen.
1972: Renamed NORSEMANS BRIDE K243, Owner Dave Reid.
01.1975: Ran aground on the rocks half a mile west of the North Lighthouse of Fair Isle during a gale. All crew safe. Vessel was a total loss.

Known Alterations
330hp Lister Blackstone. Gutting Shelter.

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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
21/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Merrydale – FD104

Technical

Official Number: 341748
Yard Number: 1278
Completed: 1970
Gross Tonnage: 123
Net Tonnage: 44
Length: 88′ 5″
Breadth: 21′ 7″
Depth: 10′ 9″
Built: R Dunston Ltd,Thorne
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd

History

1970: To Fleetwood as a new vessel.
February 1970: Landed her first catch at Fleetwood under the command of Skipper John Banks. 325 Boxes was landed after 12 days at sea, including 80 of coley, to make £1,914.
1972: Lengthened in Humber by St Andrew’s Engineering Company to 88 ft.
1973: Sold to J N Ward and renamed RESOUND.
1993: Fishing from Valetta, registered at Malta and renamed ARIANNA PREMIR.

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M.T. Merrydale FD104

M.T. Merrydale FD104
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M.T. Merrydale FD104

M.T. Merrydale FD104
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M.T. Merrydale FD104

M.T. Merrydale FD104
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M.T. Merrydale FD104

M.T. Merrydale FD104
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M.T. Merrydale FD104

M.T. Merrydale FD104
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M.T. Merrydale FD104

M.T. Merrydale FD104
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M.T. Resound

M.T. Resound
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Changelog
16/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
16/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.
29/01/2018: Added an image.

M.T. Jacinta (2) – FD21

Technical

Official Number: 185302
Yard Number: 1404
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 334
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 132.5 ft
Breadth: 26.7 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1955
Engine: 772bhp 7-cyl Mirlees
Speed: 11.2 knots

History

1955: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, for City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as JACINTA.
06.09.1955: Registered at Fleetwood (FD21).
16.03.1962: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd Fleetwood. (J Marr subsidiary).
06.07.1970: Sold to Bon Accord Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (FD21).
12.1971: Sold to shipbreakers P W MacLellan Ltd, Bo’ness.
26.12.1971: Fleetwood registry closed.

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M.T. Jacinta FD21

M.T. Jacinta FD21
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M.T. Jacinta FD21

M.T. Jacinta FD21
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M.T. Jacinta FD159 Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Jacinta FD159
Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Jacinta FD159 Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Jacinta FD159
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Changelog
14/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
25/03/2017: Removed FMHT logo from images.
17/08/2017: Added an image.

M.T. Jacinta (3) – FD159

Technical

Official Number: 341758
Yard Number: 322
Completed: 1972
Net Tonnage: 178
Length: 142′ 8″
Breadth: 32′ 1”
Depth: 12′ 10”
Built: Clelands Shipbuilders Ltd, Wallsend
Owner: J Marr and Sons Ltd

History

1972: Launched by Clelands Shipbuilders Ltd, Wallsend for J. Marr & Sons Ltd, Fleetwood as JACINTA. Registered at Fleetwood (FD159).
1975: Became the record breaking vessel for a Fleetwood wet fish catch when she landed 188 tons after a 19 day trip to the Icelandic fishing grounds.
1982: Transferred to Hull.
1986: Britain’s top earning trawler when her catch value was over £1.3 million.
February 1991: Skippered by Dennis Beaumont, JACINTA set a British record catch landing 230 tons which sold for £270,516.
1994: Top earning British trawler earning over £1.9 million over 10 months.
09/02/1995: Left Hull under tow for Fleetwood to become the focal point of a maritime museum after engine repairs were judged too costly.

Notes

As a trawler working out of Fleetwood, The JACINTA became the most famous stern trawler of her generation. She returned to port with record catches and soon covered her building costs many times over. After years at sea, her engines failed and she seemed doomed for the scrapyard. However, a group of local Fleetwood people rallied to save her and she was bought from her owners for just one pound, and was towed home to Fleetwood. She was then fitted with a new engine to enable her to go to sea and attend heritage festivals.

In her 23 years at sea she earned over 17.3 million pounds.

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M.T. Jacinta FD159

M.T. Jacinta FD159
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M.T. Jacinta FD159

M.T. Jacinta FD159
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M.T. Jacinta FD159

M.T. Jacinta FD159

M.T. Jacinta FD159

M.T. Jacinta FD159
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M.T. Jacinta FD159

M.T. Jacinta FD159
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Changelog
14/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
10/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.

M.T. Rosa Maris – FD284

Technical

Official Number: 308727
Yard Number: 1277
Completed: 1970
Gross Tonnage: 109
Net Tonnage: 39
Length: 76′ 4″
Breadth: 21′ 0″
Depth: 9′ 5″
Built: R Dunston Ltd, Thorne
Engine: Oil engine 495bhp 4 stroke 6-cyl by Lister Blackstone Mirrlees Marine Ltd, Dursley

History

1970: Completed by Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne (Yd.No.1277) for J. Marr & So Ltd, Fleetwood as ROSA MARIS. Registered at Fleetwood (FD284).
1973: Sold to John N. Ward & Son & Banks Ltd, Fleetwood (John N. Ward & Son Ltd, managers). Renamed ROSA MONDA (FD284).
1982: Sold to Arthur J. Wood & Others, Portknockie, Banff.
1984: Sold to Arthur J. Wood & James B. Robertson, Portknockie, Banff.
Late 1980s to Northern Ireland then back to Fleetwood owned by John Banks.
1999: Sold to Kate James and Friedl Willims for conversion to a private vessel. Fleetwood registration closed. Renamed LADYKATE.
July 2010: Based Fishguard. employed on dive charters and whale watching/ dolphin trips.

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M.T. Rosa Maris FD284

M.T. Rosa Maris FD284
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M.T. Rosa Maris FD284

M.T. Rosa Maris FD284
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M.T. Rosa Monda FD284

M.T. Rosa Monda FD284
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M.T. Rosa Maris FD284

M.T. Rosa Maris FD284
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D.V. Lady Kate

D.V. LadyKate
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Changelog
13/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
23/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.

M.T. Criscilla – FD261

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger & Matthew Jones
Technical

Official Number: 308713
Yard Number: 931
Completed: 1966
Gross Tonnage: 952
Net Tonnage: 411
Length: 56.55 m (185.53 ft)
Loa: 51.01 m (167.36 ft)
Breadth: 11.00 m (36.09 ft)
Depth: 4.115 m (13.50 ft)
Built: Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 7-cyl 1680bhp/1253kW Mirrlees KSSMR oil engine by Mirrlees National Ltd, Stockport. CP propeller.

History

1966: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.931) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as CRISCILLA.
11.1966: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD261).
23.06.1969: Transferred to fish out of Hull.
10.10.1969: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
03.1976: Last trip out of Fleetwood, landed at Hull 53 days out, 5,549 blocks.
28.03.1978: Engaged in offshore rig support.
1978: Returned to fishing out of Hull.
1978: Sold to Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.
1978: Converted by Globe Shiprepairers Ltd, Hull to an acoustic research/survey vessel/ fitted with moonpool and accommodation for 12 scientists.
1980: Fleetwood registry closed. Renamed COLONEL TEMPLER.
1989: Transferred to Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (DERA), Farnborough.
22.1.1991: At Hull during conversion work caught fire caused by a burner cutting a hole in a bulkhead and no fire watcher. Owing to the severity of the fire, deliberately flooded to extinguish fire and capsized at the dockside. Righted, salved and placed in dry dock for refurbishment and major rebuild.
1990/1: Major rebuild by Globe Shiprepairers Ltd, Hull and repair to fire damage.
8.1992: Following Special Survey, remeasured 1005g 301n.
4.1997: Converted to diesel electric propulsion. Oil engines 2 x 12-cyl vee total 2738bhp/2014kW Cummins by Cummins Engine Co Inc, Columbus, IN. Coupled to 2 x gen sets 1007kW 600V a.c. driving electric motor 1800shp/1324kW. CP propeller.
2000: Transferred to Government of the United Kingdom (Ministry of Defence), London – Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) (P.No.A229). Serco Denholm Ltd, Greenock designated managers. Employed in support of UK Armed Forces.
2001: Converted for diving support.
3.2008: Transferred to Serco Marine Services Ltd, Greenock. Renamed SD COLONEL TEMPLER.
2011: Laid up in Great Harbour, Greenock, on sales list.
10.2011: Sold to Seaways Survey & Recovery Ltd, Miami, FL, USA. Seaway Offshore Inc, Miami designated managers.
By 10.2011: Registered at Panama as SEAWAY ENDEAVOUR.
By 04.2012: Registered at Panama as RSV ENDEAVOUR.
By 11.2012: Registered at Lome, Togo as ENDEAVOUR.
2015: Sold to Halstorm Investment Group.
23.11.2016: Laid up in Glasgow.

Notes
The only stern trawler built specifically to operate out of Fleetwood and the largest ever Fleetwood registered fishing vessel. Her build took account of the width of the Fleetwood lock gates.

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M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
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M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
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R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
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R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

M.T. Criscilla FD261

M.T. Criscilla FD261
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M.V. Colonel Templer Propeller

M.V. Colonel Templer Propeller
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RSV Endeavour

RSV Endeavour
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M.V. Colonel Templer

M.V. Colonel Templer
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M.V. Seaway Endeavour

M.V. Seaway Endeavour
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Changelog
11/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
30/12/2016: Removed incorrect image.
14/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
17/05/2018: Added an image.
27/05/2018: Significant information update.
29/05/2018: Added more images.