Category Archives: Motor Trawler

F.V. Pisces FD22

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F.V. Pisces FD22

F.V. Pisces FD22
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Changelog
14/07/2018: Page published.

F.V. Boy Christopher FD131

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F.V. Boy Christopher FD131

F.V. Boy Christopher FD131
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Changelog
14/07/ 2018: Page published.

M.T. Craigievar A304

Technical

Official Number: ?
Yard Number: B510
Completed: 1959
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 50
Length: 22.19 m
Breadth: 5.97 m
Depth: 2.53 m
Engine: Lister Blackstone EVSM4, 264 bhp
Built: 1959 by Fairmile Construction Co. Ltd, Berwick-upon-Tweed

History

1959: Built for Bon Accord Mutual Ship Stores Ltd, Aberdeen. Registered as CRAIGIEVAR A304
1960: Stranded at Fast Castle, near St Abb’s Head, in a storm. Refloated at high water, with little damage.
1970: Owners John N. Ward & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
1976: Owners Charles J. S. Simmons, Scarborough & Others.
1983: Owner Jack Robinson, Hull.
19??: Ceased fishing and sold to Portsmouth owners for conversion as a diving support vessel.

Known alteration
Whaleback which was later removed and a new wheelhouse.

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M.T. Craigievar A304

M.T. Craigievar A304
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M.T. Craigievar A304

M.T. Craigievar A304
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Changelog
2018: Page published again due to site problems.

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 ā€˜Vā€™ 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
Picture courtesy of The Ted Hammill Collection

Changelog
29/01/2018: Page published.
30/01/2017: Added information and images.

mfv Moorhen FD306

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Technical

Official Number: 187855
Gross Tonnage: 31
Net Tonnage: 15n
Length: 45.00 ft
Engine: 88bhp Gardner 6LW

History

1956: Completed by T. Summers, Fraserburgh for Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as MOORHEN.
07.02.1957: Registered at Fleetwood (FD ). Gordon C. Dugdall designated manager.
By 31.08.1960: Sold to Harry Franklin Ltd, Grimsby. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Grimsby (GY593). Harry Franklin designated managing owner.
By 31.07.1971: Sold to Allard Hewson & Co Ltd, Grimsby. Re-registered at Grimsby
(GY181).
By 1971: Remeasured and registered Part IV only, 22g 22n.
By 31.05.1975: Sold to Ronald Bond, Fleetwood. Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD306). Ronald Bond designated managing owner.
By 31.08.1979: Sold to W. H. Gregg & Sons Ltd, Hartlepool and others.
Post 1987: Fate.

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mfv Moorhen FD306

mfv Moorhen FD306
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Changelog
11/09/2017: Page published.
10/12/2017: Significant information update.

mfv Alant FD170

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Technical

Official Number: 162081
Gross Tonnage: 38
Net Tonnage: 19
Length: 53′ 5″
Breadth: 16′ 2″
Depth: 7′ 5″
Built: 1950, Buckie
Engine: Gardner, 115bhp
Owner: Thinnesen Family

History

1950: Built at Buckie for Thinnesens of Grimsby.
1954: Owners W. Dixon and H. Thinnesen, Whitehaven.
1970: Owner H. Thinnesen Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as ALANT WA12
1985: Owner in this year was Charlie Bird, Fleetwood. Registered as ALANT FD170. Skipper at this time was Cyril Clark.
1989’s: Fishing out of Shields.
Undated: Decommissioned at North Shields and turned into a pleasure /diving boat
Undated: Renamed the “Brendalison” ??

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mfv Alant FD170

mfv Alant FD170
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mfv Alant FD170

mfv Alant FD170
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Changelog
05/09/2017: Page published.

mfv Niels Risager FD204

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mfv Niels Risager FD204

mfv Niels Risager FD204 towing Broadwater
Picture courtesy of The Philip Dell Collection

Changelog
10/06/2017: Page published.

M.T. Crusader FD71

Technical

Official Number: 366605
RSS Number: A16344.
gross Tonnage: 44
Net Tonnage: 20
Length (loa) 17.29 m
Length: 16.93 m
Breadth: 5.52 m
Depth: 2.31 m
Non-Sector. VCU (Vessel Capacity Unit) – 172.39
Engine: 8-cyl 230bhp/171kW Gardner 8L3B oil engine by L. Gardner & Sons Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester

History

1975: Ordered by Browse Brothers, Paignton.
1976: Completed by J. Hinks & Son Ltd, Appledore (Yd.No.?) for Maurice Browse, Paignton & others as CRUSADER. Registered at Dartmouth (DH71). Based Kingswear, Devon and working the mid-Channel grounds (Sk. Mike Dormon).
07.1978: Sold to Stanley V. Browse, Brixham & others. Registered at Dartmouth as CRUSADER of KINGSWEAR (DH71).
1990s: Became nomadic, fishing out of various ports before being based at Whitehaven and Girvan exploiting the Irish Sea whelk grounds.
By 1993: Sold to Kenneth Browse, Paignton & others.
2010: Laid up at Girvan and offered for sale.
2012: Sold to B & M Fishing LLP, Fleetwood (Anne Mary Bynam, Andrew Robert Bynam & AM Seafoods Ltd). Registered at Fleetwood as CRUSADER (FD71). Continued operating as a whelker.
03.2016: Sold to Timothy Bowman-Davies, Nyeland. Registered at Milford as CRUSADER (M71). Continues to operate out of Milford as a whelker.

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M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingsmear DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingswear DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingsmear DH71

M.T. Crusader of Kingswear DH71

M.T. Crusader FD71

M.T. Crusader FD71

Changelog
06/06/2017: Page published.