Category Archives: Motor Trawler

mfv Orion FD10

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mfv Orion FD10

mfv Orion FD10
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Changelog
2019: Page published.

mfv Doris B FD1

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mfv Doris B FD1

mfv Doris B FD1
Picture courtesy of The John Worthington Collection

Changelog
05/02/2019: Page published.

mfv Ivy May FD134

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Additional information courtesy of John Worthington

Technical

RSS No: B14139
MMSI: 235084726
Gross Tonnage: 21.02
Length: 13.20 m
Breadth: 11.90 m
Depth: 4.60 m
Built: Newbury Engineering Ltd, Newhaven
Engine: 290bhp oil engine by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester
Re-engined with 213bhp/290kW Caterpillar 33068

History

1994: Completed as a trawler by Newbury Engineering Ltd, Newhaven for Dennis Watts, Southwick, W. Sussex as REBECCAN.
2013: Sold to ??, ??. Registered at Colchester (CK134).
2016: Sold to B&M Fishing LLP, Fleetwood. Converted for whelking/shell fish and registered at Fleetwood as IVY MAY (FD134).
2018: Registered at Stornoway as KERISTUM (SY76).
2018: Registered at Fleetwood as IVY MAY (FD134).
200?: Re-engined with 213bhp/290kW Caterpillar 33068

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mfv Rebeccan PW406

mfv Rebeccan PW406
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mfv Ivy May FD134

mfv Ivy May FD134
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mfv Keristum SY76

mfv Keristum SY76
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mfv Ivy May FD134

mfv Ivy May FD134
Picture © Michael Thomas

Changelog
26/01/2019: Page published.
27/01/2017: Information updated.

mfv Patty FD251

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mfv Patty FD251

mfv Patty FD251
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Changelog

18/12/2018: Page published.

M.T. Genesis FD19

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Genesis BCK19

Genesis BCK19
Picture courtesy of Tommy Kirkpatrick

M.T. Genisis FD19

M.T. Genisis FD19
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Changelog
03/08/2018: Page published.

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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History

1963: Built by Chantiers de Cornouaille, Douarnenez (of wood) as the vivier crabber KERISTUM AU2540
1988: Sold to Guernsey.
1988: Re-reg KERISTUM GU254 by Guernsey skipper Peter Priou who regularly fished off west Scotland from Ullapool.
1994: Bought by Rick Mitchelmore of Dartmouth and re-reg DH181.
2002: Bought by Andrew Cowie. Registered at Buckie (BCK77)
2007/2008: Sold to Martyn Gontier and registered as SY76.
2018: Renamed BOY CHRISTOPHER and registered at Fleetwood (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.
27/07/2018: Information added.

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 ‘V’ 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.