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M.T. Loch Lorgan – LT335

Information courtesy of David Slinger and Phillip Rogers.

Technical

Official Number: 302383
Numbers in () taken from Lloyds 1950/51
Numbers in {} taken from Lloyds 1961/62
Gross Tonnage: (111)
Net Tonnage: (48)
Depth: (9.3)
Gross Tonnage: {105}
Net Tonnage: {65}
Length overall {88.0 ft}
Breadth: {21.8}
Built: Built Abeking & Rasmussen Lemwerder Germany 1949
1950/51: (Oil Engine 6 cylinder by Mtrn Werke Mannheim A. G.)
1961/62 Oil engine 5 cylinder 280hp Blackstone. by Blackstone & Co Ltd. Stamford.

History

1949: Built for Flohr & Co Bremerhaven as MARTIN SCHILLING BX?
1953: Sold to An Bord Iascaigh Mhain. Ireland = (sea fishery board) renamed LOCH LORGAN D413.
1960. Sold to Claridge Trawlers Ltd. Lowestoft.
23.7.1960. Arrived Lowestoft. Colne Fishing Co Ltd. Lowestoft. managers. registered LOCH LORGAN LT335
1961: Working on a seasonal basis from Fleetwood.
13.12.1963: At four minutes after midnight Gorleston Coastguard notified coxswain J.R. Plummer of the Caister lifeboat JOSE NEVILLE of a possible vessel in distress. At 12:10am a Mayday was transmitted from LOCH LORGAN, aground on Middle Caister Shoal. Cox. Plummer took his lifeboat alongside and rescued all crew. LOCH LORGAN refloated with the rising tide and drove ashore on North Beach, Yarmouth. Salved and returned to service.
19.12.1968: Last ever landing at Fleetwood landed 70 kits.
28.12.1968: Transferring to Lowestoft (Sk. Charles Pennington). At 11.07am transmitted Mayday call, “Position 51.08n 05.43w, disabled with engine and pump failure and taking on water in severe gale conditions”. Tug GRONINGEN AND Clovelly lifeboat attended and delivered to Milford Haven after a 5 hour tow.
04.1969. Vessel offered for sale £8,000
1970. Sold for breaking up
2.6.1970. Sailed Lowestoft along with the LOCH LAOI LT332 for Blyth for breaking up

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M.T. Loch Lorgan LT335

M.T. Loch Lorgan LT335
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Loch Lorgan Fleetwood Landing

Loch Lorgan Fleetwood Landing
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Loch Lorgan News report

Loch Lorgan News report
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M.T. Loch Lorgan LT335

M.T. Loch Lorgan LT335
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M.T. Loch Lorgan LT335

Loch Lorgan Crew
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Changelog
14/06/2022: Page published.
15/06/2022: Updated info and added images.

M.T. Sapphire – FD47

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M.T. Sapphire FD47
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Changelog
10/05/2021: Page published.

mfv Manx Belle – FD188

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History

FD188 photo taken 14th July 1973
D298 photo taken 20th July 1976

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mfv Manx Belle FD188

mfv Manx Belle FD188
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mfv Manx Belle FD298

mfv Manx Belle FD298
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20/04/2021: Page published.

mfv Anturus – FD20

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mfv Anturus FD20

mfv Anturus FD20
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mfv Anturus FD20

mfv Anturus FD20
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13/04/2021: Page published.

M.V. Lady Helen – FD65

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M.T.Lady Helen FD65

M.T.Lady Helen FD65
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M.T. Lady Helen FD65

M.T. Lady Helen FD65
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Changelog
31/03/2021: Page published.
29/05/2021: Added an image.

mfv Solway Hunter FD57

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mfv Solway Hunter FD57

mfv Solway Hunter FD57
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20/05/2020: Page published.

mfv Gina B FD541

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History

2005: Built by Harris & Garrod, Grimsby for Neil Robson, Bridlington as GENESIS II (SH300) as a potter.
2009: Sold to Laurie Henley, IoM. Scarborough registry closed. Registered at Peel as NEW DAWN (PL1).
2020: Sold to AM Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood, Peel registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood as GINA B (FD541).
11.2020. Sold to Sk Phil Smy, Lowestoft and Nigel Stead, Grimsby. Registered at Lowestoft as SUE ANN (LT1).

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mfv Gina B FD541

mfv Gina B FD541
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mfv Gina B FD541

mfv Gina B FD541
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Changelog
16/04/2020: Page published.
11/12/2020: Updated history.

M.T. Red Rose FD506

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M.T. Red Rose FD506

M.T. Red Rose FD506
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Changelog
23/01/2020: Page published.

M.T. Moreleigh HL160

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Barry Banham
Technical

Official Number: 166925
Yard Number: 46
Completed: 1942
Gross Tonnage: 111.6
Net Tonnage: 47.60
L.O.A: 95.0 ft
length: 92.3 ft
Breadth: 22.3 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Engine: 4 -cyl 240BHP HRN4 oil engine by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester

History

27.11.1942: Ordered by The Admiralty (Admiralty 1501 class MFV) from Wivenhoe Shipyards Ltd, Wivenhoe (the yard having been re-opened by Government decree in 1939. A Rowhedge Ironworks Co Ltd, subsidiary). Launched as MFV1545 (Yd.No.46). Laid up at Brightlingsea to make way for MMS builds.
21.05.1946: Sold to Fleetwood Drifters Co Ltd, Brixham and completed as a fishing vessel by Rowhedge Ironworks Co Ltd, Rowhedge, Essex. Registered at Brixham as IAGO (BM20). Arthur E. Dexter designated manager.
1951: Sold to Torbay Trawlers Ltd, Brixham. Arthur E. Dexter designated manager.
1953: Re-engined with 3-cyl 300bhp by W. H. Podd Ltd, Lowestoft. Engine installed by W. H. Podd Ltd. Lowestoft.
13.10.1959: Sold to Putford Enterprises Ltd, Paignton. Brixham registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft as IAGO (LT170). Anthony Rainey designated manager.
10.1959: Re-engined with 6-cyl 335bhp by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln. Engine installed by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft and engine room topside casing modified.
28.10.1959: Registered at Lowestoft as MORELEIGH (LT170).
12.06.1963: At Lowestoft grounded on North extension pier.
19.03.1965: Sold to Robert Pattison, West Hartlepool and John Bell, Shotton Colliery (joint owners).
19.03.1965: Sold to Albert Fishing Co Ltd, Hartlepool. Robert Douglas designated manager.
12.04.1965: Lowestoft registry closed.
04.1965: Registered at Hartlepool as MORELEIGH (HL160).
24.11.1966: At Lowestoft for overall be G. Overy & Sons Ltd, Lowestoft.
10.1969: At Hartlepool from North Sea trip (Sk. Rodney Sheader) landed – 4 days 190 kits £1,400 gross.
18.02.1972: Sold to Mrs Edith Anna Szivkoviny, Darlington. Lola Fishing Co Ltd, Hartlepool managing agents.
24.01.1973: Sold to Andrew Brian Adamson, Bolton. Ernest Salthouse, Fleetwood designated manager.
16.01.1974: Sold to Ernest Salthouse and John Brackenbury, Fleetwood. Ernest Salthouse designated managing owner.
1978: At Fleetwood stripped of all useable parts and non-ferrous metals. Hulk towed out of Wyre Dock by ALAUNA (RO67) and left on marsh land south side of Dock Channel, sea cocks opened and hulk settled.
2019: Hulk still visible. Hartlepool registry closed.

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M.T. Iago BM20

M.T. Iago BM20
Picture courtesy of The George Westwood Collection

M.T. Moreleigh HL160

M.T. Moreleigh HL160
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M.T. Moreleigh HL160

M.T. Moreleigh HL160
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M.T. Moreleigh HL160

M.T. Moreleigh HL160
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Changelog
29/11/2019: Page published.
09/12/2019: Image added.