Category Archives: Motor Trawler

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.