Category Archives: Motor Trawler

mfv Solway Hunter FD57

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mfv Solway Hunter FD57

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

mfv Gina B FD541

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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.

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
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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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M.T. Moreleigh HL160

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

mfv Island FD271

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Technical

Official Number: 185286
Gross tonnage: 41
Length: 57 ft
Built Denmark 1949.

History

1949: Completed as GRETHE MORTENSEN.
1952: Registered at Fleetwood.
1965: Owner Olaf T. Jensen Fleetwood.
1971: Owners Olaf T. Jensen Grimsby & Jens Bojen Grimsby.

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mfv Island FD271

mfv Island FD271
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Changelog
13/10/2019: Page published.

M.T. Louise M FD337

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M.T. Louise M FD337

M.T. Louise M FD337
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Changelog
03/10/2019: Page published.

M.T. Tom Grant GY677

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Technical

Official Number: 303287
Yard Number: 276
IMO: 5364061
Completed: 1959
Length: 116.3 ft (35.45m)
Breadth: 25 ft (7.62m)
Depth: 12.5 ft (3.81m)
Built: Brooke Marine Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 4-cyl 780bhp oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day, Stockport

History

02.1962: Completed by Brooke Marine Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.276) for Stirling Fishing Co Ltd, London a subsidiary of E. Bacon & Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered at Grimsby (GY677).
10.1964: Sold to Craig Stores Ltd, Aberdeen, registered at Aberdeen (A760).
1967: Exchanged for LOCARNO and re-registered at Grimsby (GY1392), in the ownership of the Bacon subsidiary, Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1981 Sold to Kuwait owners, but whilst on Tyneside converting the deal fell through. Later sold to Charles Macbride, Kilkeel and registered at Newry as ATLANTIS (N400).
Post 1981: Converted to a stern trawler. Bought by Crosskeen Ltd (Anglo-Spanish), Fleetwood but appears to have been laid up as ATLANTIS M (no official registry recorded) at Fleetwood from 1987.

Notes: LONGSET. She was completed in 01.1959 by J. S. Doig Ltd at Grimsby for E. Bacon & Co’s Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd as LONGSET. Registered at Grimsby in 01.1959 as (GY554). She was an unlucky ship and following a serious fire onboard in which one man died she was renamed LOCARNO (GY554) in 04.1965. There was no improvement in her fortunes and in 04.1967 she was exchanged for TOM GRANT (A760). LOCARNO was re-registered (A850) and TOM GRANT became (GY1392) in the ownership of the Bacon subsidiary, Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. TOM GRANT was ‘sold’ in 1981 to Kuwait owners, but whilst on Tyneside converting the deal fell through and she was later sold to Charles Macbride, Kilkeel and registered at Newry as ATLANTIS (N400). Converted to a stern trawler in the 1980s she was bought by Crosskeen Ltd (Anglo-Spanish), Fleetwood but appears to have been laid up as ATLANTIS M (no official registry recorded) at Fleetwood at least from 1987.

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M.T. Tom Grant GY677

M.T. Tom Grant GY677
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M.T. Tom Grant GY677

M.T. Tom Grant GY677
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Changelog
26/07/2019: Page published.

i.v. Speedwell FD293

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i.v. Speedwell FD293

i.v. Speedwell FD293
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Changelog
27/04/2019: Page published.