Category Archives: Motor Trawler

M.T. Boy Jamie – FD224

Additional information courtesy of Dick Massey

Technical

Official Number: A14902
Length: 15.25m
Breadth: 4.82m
Depth: 2.03m
Gross Tonnage: 31.36
Callsign: ZQUV
Engine: 214hp Baudouin
Built: Den Hem Zaandam (1st cutter shipyard Haak) 1954

History

1954: Built as as UK90 “GEERTJE” for F. Miller, Urk, built with a 100 HP Mercedes Benz.
1955: New 105 HP MWM engine fitted.
1964: Registered owner H. Miller Urk.
1965: Registered as “ELISABETH” (WON24) Gebr. Albert and Andries Koornstra Makkum.
1969: Registered as “LEENDERT” (SCH29) HM Snoeck Hague.
1970: Registered owner C. Th. Heyning Wassenaar.
1971: Registered as “BOY JAMIE” (FD224) Jimmy Hesketh Fleetwood.
1972: Registered as “BOY JAMIE” (BM224) Harry & Brian Trust BM and other New engine fitted, 214hp Baudouin.
1986: Registered owners Rogers & LF Beatty Brixham.
1994: Registered owner Norman Rogers Brixham.
1994: Scrapped.

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M.T. Boy Jamie FD224

M.T. Boy Jamie FD224

Changelog
04/02/2017: Page published.
07/02/2017: Information updated.

M.T. Autumn Swallow – FD363

Historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Yard Number: 280
Gross Tonnage: 196
Net Tonnage: 62
Length: 107 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Engine: 6-cyl 550bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester

History

04.1961: Completed by Brooke Marine Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.280) as CARLTON QUEEN.
05. 1971: Engine replaced with 6-cyl 900bhp/662kW oil engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow.
1976-1986: As WARBLER > DAWN WARBLER (Offshore platform standby vessel).
07.1986: Sold by Warbler Fishing Co Ltd as DAWN WARBLER offshore platform standby/safety vessel to Spanish interests for conversion to a great liner.
By 1991: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD363).
By 1993: Renamed SEAHORSE M363. Searanger Ltd. (Anglo-Spanish company.)

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M.T. Autumn Swallow FD363

M.T. Autumn Swallow FD363

Changelog
02/02/2017: Page published.

mfv Ideal – FD336

Additional information courtesy of Steven Brown

Technical

Gross Tonnage: 16
Net Tonnage: 16
Length: 38 ft
Engine: 74hp 4L3 oil engine by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester
Built: Denmark 1948

History

1949: Completed in Denmark for owners not identified.
1952: Sold to W. Thomson, Whitehaven. Fished as an anchor seiner. Registered at Whitehaven as CUMBERLAND (WA14).
By 31.08.1960: Sold to A. Duthie, Fraserburgh & others. Whitehaven registry closed. Registered at Fraserburgh as SERENITY (FR243).
By 31.07.1964: Fraserburgh registry closed. Registered at Peterhead as HARVESTER (PD405).
By 31.07.1970: Sold to Martin D. Gardner, Anstruther. Peterhead registry closed. Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY386).
1970: Sold to Associated Fisheries (Scotland) Ltd, Edinburgh. Registered at Kirkcaldy as PLOUGH (KY386).
1974: Registered at Kirkcaldy as PLOUGH II (KY386). At Oban rigged as a scallop dredger but employed as a prawn trawler.
08.1976: Sold to Kenneth P. Brown, Cleveleys (“Mick” Brown). Kirkcaldy registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood as IDEAL (FD336). Fitted for white fish trawling.
1979: Re-engined with 6LX 110bhp by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester.
07.1981: Sold to Melvyn Pearce & John P. McDonnagh (“Ginger John”), Fleetwood.
1982: Sold to Melvyn Pearce, Fleetwood.
01.1983: Sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds, dense fog and No.5 buoy extinguished. Missed channel and struck Wyre Light, sprung planks port side, filled rapidly and foundered. Crew picked up by NAIOM UINSIONN (BS85) (Sk.Barry Hampson) and landed at Fleetwood. Attempts made to raise but settled in scour of the light and filled with sand. Masts and top of gantry cut off and abandoned. Occasionally shows above sand.

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mfv Harvester PD405

mfv Harvester PD405

mfv Ideal FD386

mfv Ideal FD386

Changelog
16/01/2017: Page published.
22/01/2017: Added information.
22/01/2017: Added image and more information.

mfv Suandra – FD257

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Official Number: 362635
Tonnage: 35
Length: 64 ft
Depth: 9 ft

History

The SUANDRA was a 35gt wooden smack (crabber) built in Belgium?? and registered at Fleetwood.
23.06.1976: SUANDRA caught fire four miles off Cardigan Island (the gas cylinders in the hold also exploded). RAE Aberporth’s tug DOLWEN was able to attend and put the fire out. The SUANDRA was then towed to New Quay to assess the damage. The following Saturday, arsonists set fire the boat with the blaze being put out by the local fire brigade. It was eventually towed to the river Teifi and abandoned on the mud.

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mfv Suandra FD257

mfv Suandra FD257

Changelog
13/01/2017: Page published.

M.T. Eureka – BA558

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Built: 1958
Length: 65 ft
Gross tonnage: 31

History

Early 1980s: In ownership of the Clarkson family.
1982: In ownership of Francis Clarkson.

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M.T. Eureka BA558

M.T. Eureka BA558

Changelog
07/01/2017: Page published.

mfv Two Boys – FD503

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Under 10m.
RSS No.C16834.
Gross Tonnage: 18.075
Length: 9.99 metres
Engine: 6-cyl 153hp/119kW oil engine by Doosan Engine Co Ltd, South Korea

History

10.1999: Completed by Steel Kit Ltd, Aberystwyth to an S.C.McAlister & Co Ltd design for ??, ?? as TWO BOYS.
19.10.1999: Registered at Fleetwood (FD503).
2002: Sold to ??, ??. Fleetwood registry closed.
29.01.2003: Registered at Ullapool as VALKYRIE (UL100). Converted for prawn trawling. Later fishing out of Pittenweem.
200?: Shelterdeck fitted.
03.2011: Re-cycled at Fraserburgh having been accepted for the Fisheries Decommissioning Scheme.
14.03.2011: Ullapool registry closed.

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mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Two Boys FD503

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

mfv Valkyrie UL100

Changelog
25/12/2016: Page published.
26/12/2016: Information and pictures added.

mfv Bluebird – FD274

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Gross Tonnage: 18

History

Early 1970s: Owned by Bertha Podoprihora, Bury. Worked by “Russian Dick”. (could have been Bertha’s husband?).
1974. Left Fleetwood.
Undated: Believed sold to Barry Hamson who kept her at Skippool, unregistered and used for pleasure.
Post 1978: Broken up at Hesketh Bank.

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mfv Bluebird FD274

mfv Bluebird FD274

Changelog
25/12/2016: Page published.

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

Technical

Official Number: 365597
Yard Number: 1329
RSS No: A11859
LOA: 22.92 m
Length: 20.50 m
Breadth: 6.46 m
Depth: 2.65 m
Engine: 6-cyl 565bhp(421kW) oil engine by Caterpillar Tractor Co, Peoria, Illinois

History

1976: Launched by Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne (Yd.No.1329) for Newington Trawlers Ltd. Hull as BURTON AGNES.
1976: Completed as a multi-purpose fishing vessel. Registered at Hull (H304). Michael Burton designated manager. Later transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1981: Sold to David Lawrence Bond & Ronald Bond, Fleetwood. David Lawrence Bond designated managing owner.
1984: Sold to David Reid, Kirkwall. Hull registry closed. Registered at Kirkwall (K31).
1986; Sold to Reid Marine Ltd, Kirkwall.
1986: Lengthened and shelter deck fitted. Remeasured 192,13g 118.19n.
1988: Sold to Hugh Kelso, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
31.12.1988: Kirkwall registry closed. Registered at Belfast as NORTHERN STAR (B684). Fishing out of Kilkeel, Co. Down.
1997: Sold to Raymond Holland, Adrigole, Bantry, Co. Cork.
03.03.1997: Belfast registry closed. Registered at Sligo. Employed in offshore platform standby safety role.
1997: Remeasured 126g 38n.
14.02.2000: Registered at Sligo (SO918). IRSS No.
I12150. Twin rig trawling out of Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Member of Castletownbere Fishermens‘ Cooperative.
Post 02.04.2007: Sligo registry closed. Believed broken up at Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

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M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

Changelog
17/12/2016: Page published.
19/12/2016: Pictures and information added.

M.T. Burton Constable KY235

Technical

Official Number: 365576
Completed: 1975
Gross Tonnage: 100
LOA 23,17 m
Length: 21.34 m
Breadth: 6.53 m
Depth: 3.30 m
Engine: 6-cyl 500bhp oil engine by Grenaa Motorfabrik.A/S, Grenaa

History

1975: Launched by EyemouthBoat Building Co Ltd, Eyemouth (Yd.No.??) for Newington Trawlers Ltd, Hull as BURTON CONSTABLE.
1975: Completed as a seiner/trawler. Registered at Hull (H306). Michael Burton appointed manager. Later transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1980: Sold to R. & R. F. Wood, ??, Hull registry closed. Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY235).
By 1982: Sold to A.M. Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood & Sk.William McCulloch, Kircudbright. Converted for scallop dredging.
By 1986: Sold to Sk. Jeoffery T. Sumner & A.M. Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood. Fate?

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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
Picture courtesy of TPF

M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
Picture courtesy of TPF

M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
Picture courtesy of TPF

Changelog
08/12/2016: Page published.