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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

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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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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. Resilience A493

M.T. Resilience A493

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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

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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. 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
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

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
Picture © Peter Brady

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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. 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
Picture courtesy of john Banks

M.T. Rosa Monda FD284

M.T. Rosa Monda FD284
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

D.V. Lady Kate

D.V. LadyKate
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M.T. Criscilla – FD261

Technical

Official Number: 308713
Yard Number: 931
Completed: 1966
Gross Tonnage: 952
Net Tonnage: 411
Length: 185.6 ft
Breadth: 36.1 ft
Depth: 23.0 ft
Engine: 3237hp 7-cyl by English Electric Diesels Ltd Newton Le Willows

History

1966: Launched by Hall Russell & Co Ltd Aberdeen (Yd.No.931) for Joseph Marr & Son Ltd Fleetwood as CRISCILLA. Registered at Fleetwood (FD261).
11.1966: Registered at Fleetwood (FD261)
Undated: Transferred to operate out of Hull.
27.7.1979: Sold to the Royal Aircraft Establishment (Ministry of Defence), Farnborough for use as a research survey vessel and renamed COLONEL TEMPLAR. Sale price £750,000.
1979: Converted by Globe Shiprepairers Hull into an acoustic research/survey vessel. Fleetwood Registry closed.
Caught fire during conversion, owing to the severity of the fire, she was sunk at the dockside to put the fire out. She was then lifted by six heavy cranes and pumped out and then placed in the dry-dock 50 metres away.
2009: Owned by the MOD and still named COLONEL TEMPLAR. Moored on the River Clyde and up for sale.

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

R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

R.V. Colonel Templar

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M.T. Maretta – FD245

Technical

Official Number: 303787
Yard Number: 994
Completed: 1965
Gross Tonnage: 439
Net Tonnage: 149
Length: 135′ 2″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Depth: 14′ 6″
Built: Beverley 1965 by C D Holmes & Co Ltd
Owner: J Marr & Son Ltd

History

1965: To Fleetwood as a new vessel. Top Fleetwood trawler for her class under Sid Christy.
06.07.1977: Sold to Kalealo Enterprises, Tema, Ghana and renamed MADDEN MARR.
1979: The trawler was declared a total loss after running aground during a dramatic rescue bid off the Ghanian coast. The ship hit a bar near the entrance to Tema harbour whilst attempting to help another trawler being operated by the same company. The other trawler involved was the ‘SEA EAGLE’, a former Polish trawler. This vessel was reported to be on fire and in need of assistance. MARETTA attempted to rescue the ship but in doing so she herself ran into difficulties. As a result she ended up a total loss.

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M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245
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M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245

M.T. Maretta FD245
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