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M.T. Reward – A784

Technical

Official Number: A11341
Yard Number: 354
Completed: 1968
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 50
Length: 21.24 m
Breadth: 5.97 m
Depth: 2.47 m
Engine: Engine number 424, Lister Blackstone ERS4M
Built: 1968 by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
Owners: Starbank Fishing Ltd, Leith

History

1968: Completed by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen, for Starbank Fishing Ltd, Leith. Registered at Aberdeen as REWARD (A784) Sk. Monty Banks.
1975: Renamed OCEAN REWARD SY192, Owner Donald MacIver, Isle of Lewis.
1978: Renamed BRENHILDA SY192
1979: Renamed REUL-ma-MAIDNE SY192. Later in this year her registration changed to CY224, Owner Donald B. Mcleod, Northbay, Isle of Barra & Other.
1995: Renamed MORNING STAR LH444, Owner Uknown.
1996: Renamed DAVANLIN FR890, Owner Davlin Fishing Co. Ltd, Fraserburgh.
2008: Renamed LIBERTY BF34, Owner unknown.
2010: Scrapped at Macduff.

Known Alterations
New wheelhouse, Three quarter length shelterdeck and a 500hp Kelvin.

Notes
On her first trip out of Fleetwood she broke the port record for earnings by a pocket trawler in a single trip grossing £2,200.
Undated: At Wyre Light, steering problems. Forwards connected and towed into Fleetwood.

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M.T. Reward A784

M.T. Reward A784
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M.T. Reward A784

M.T. Reward A784
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M.T. Reward A784

M.T. Reward A784
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M.T. Reward A784

M.T. Reward A784
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

Changelog
24/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
19/09/2017: Added an image and removed FMHT watermarks.

M.T. Kingfish – LT186

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Official Number: 187001
Yard Number: 901
Completed: August 1955
Gross Tonnage: 151
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 28.81m
Breadth: 6.56m
LR Number: 5187695
Call Sign: MVZD
Built: Richard Dunston, Thorne
Engine: 360hp Ruston & Hornsby Engine
Owner: Claridge Trawlers, Lowestoft

History

1976: Converted to stand-by safety vessel
1982/3: Still listed by Lloyds Register

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M.T. Kingfish LT186

M.T. Kingfish LT186
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M.T. Kingfish LT186

M.T. Kingfish LT186

M.T. Kingfish LT186

M.T. Kingfish LT186
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M.T. Kingfish LT186

M.T. Kingfish LT186

Changelog
23/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Walpaul – GY589

Historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk
Information courtesy of Glyn Woods

Technical

Official Number: 168605
Call Sign: MBGH
Gross Tonnage: 36
Net Tonnage: 18
Length: 56 ft
Horse Power: 114
Built: Whitby Boatbuilding Co, 1958
Owner: Consolidated Fisheries (Seiners) Ltd., Grimsby

History

Based at Portavogie for several years then she was sold and ended up at Carrickfergis.

Owners –
1968 – Walney Fishing Co., Grimsby
1980 – Consolidated Fisheries (Seiners) Ltd., Grimsby
1987 – Tom Sleight Seiners Ltd., Grimsby

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mfv Walpaul GY589

mfv Walpaul GY589
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mfv Walpaul GY589

mfv Walpaul GY589
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mfv Walpaul GY589

mfv Walpaul GY589
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Changelog
21/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

mfv Yukon Fisher – FD243

Additional information courtesy of David slinger

Technical
Official Number: 303792
Gross Tonnage: 74
Net Tonnage: 46
LOA: 73 ft
Length: 70.5 ft
Breadth: 20.4 ft
Depth: 9.4 ft
Engine: 8 cyl 240bhp Kelvin Diesel Type Mod.T8 by The Bergius-Kelvin Co Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Herd and Mackenzie, Buckie, 1959

History

1958: Ordered by Vulmar Nielson from Herd & MacKenzie Ltd, Buckie.
1959: Launched and completed at Peterhead for Bantry Fishing Co Ltd, Cleethorpes & others as YUKON FISHER. Registered at Buckie (BCK107).
1959: Stranded in Dunnet Bay, Caithness. Buckie trawler ESTROLITA (BCK6) and seiner SEALGAIR (WK241) managed to get a line onboard, refloated and towed clear.
09.1961: Sheltering from westerly gales in the Pentland Firth (Sk W. Sutherland), driven ashore at Little Sands, Dwarwick Head. Crew abandoned and made the shore. When weather moderated successfully refloated and delivered Buckie for survey. Repairs to keel and bottom planking by Herd & MacKenzie Ltd.
By 1962: Owners became Bantry Fishing Co Ltd, Cleethorpes and Robert John Phimister, Findochty.
By 1962: Re-measured under Part IV of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 – 59g 59n
06.1964: Buckie registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD243).
By 1966: Registered at Fleetwood as MATANUSKA (FD243).
3.11.1966: At Fleetwood landed 169 boxes from a Home Waters trip.
1971: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Grimsby (GY243).
19.06.1972: Industrial fishing in North Sea. Struck submerged object and taking in water, crew abandoned and vessel foundered within ten minutes with catch of 80 tons of sandeels onboard. Picked up by Danish industrial trawler HANS SME (143grt/1968) and landed safely at Grimsby.
1972: Fleetwood registry closed.

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mfv Yukon Fisher FD243

mfv Yukon Fisher FD243
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mfv Yukon Fisher BCK107

mfv Yukon Fisher FD243

mfv Yukon Fisher FD243

mfv Yukon Fisher FD243

mfv Matanuska FD243

mfv Matanuska FD243
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Changelog
20/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
03/11/2018: Updated information.

mfv Sincere – FR3

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mfv Sincere FR3

mfv Sincere FR3
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mfv Sincere FR3

mfv Sincere FR3
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Changelog
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M.T. Silver Chord – WK488

Information courtesy of Donald McKay and Douglas Paterson

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Technical

Gross Tonnage: 48.54
Net Tonnage: 48.54
Length: 65.30 ft
Breadth: 19.40 ft
Depth: 8.30ft

History

1950: Built at Sandhaven as DAUNTLESS. Registered at Lerwick (LK179 ).
Post 1961 Pre 1964: Renamed SILVER CHORD LK179.
By 1982: Registered as SILVER CHORD WK488.

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M.T. Silver Chord WK88

M.T. Silver Chord WK88
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M.T. Silver Chord FD22

M.T. Silver Chord FD22
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M.T. Silver Chord WK88

M.T. Silver Chord WK88
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Changelog
18/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
06/12/2018: Added an image.

M.T. Floradora – GY317

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 164411
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 56
Net Tonnage: 33
Length: 67 ft
Breadth: 18.8 ft
Depth: 8.6 ft
Built: J & W. Berg, Halso Sweden
Engine: 120bhp by Bolinder Munktell Ltd, Eskilstuna Sweden.

History

1936: Launched by J & W. Berg, Halso Sweden (Yd. No) for Marstrand Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Tom Moore manager) as FLORADORA.
1936: Completed.
20.05.1936: Registered at Grimsby (GY317).
1936: Owned by Marstrand Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Tom Moore manager).
19.05.1936: Mortgaged by Marstrand Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (A).
19.05.1936: Mortgagee: Bolinders Ltd, London (secure sum of £2542. 11s. 5d & interest @4.5%).
03.07.1936: Registered at Grimsby under Part 1 (57g).
27.08.1938: Bill of Sale (under mortgage (A)): Owned by Walter Holmes, Fleetwood.
27.08.1938: Margaret Newton Holmes appointed manager.
03.03.1939: Stranded in Clanyard Bay, Rhinns of Galloway in early hours and resting badly on rocks. Sister ship, motor trawler BOMEMIAN GIRL (GY311) in attendance. All crew taken off and onboard BOHEMIAN GIRL. At high water, 8.45 am. with BOHEMIAN GIRL connected, came afloat and after checks proceeding to Fleetwood.
04.03.1939: Arrived Fleetwood shortly after midnight.
28.05.1940: Bill of Sale: Owned by Alexander Hay, Aberdeen (owner/manager).
22.02.1943: Four Bills of Sale: Owned by Robert Bell; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell; Mary Morris Bell & George Robert Cook, Leith Edinburgh.
22.02.1943: Four mortgages; Mortgaged by Robert Bell (B) ; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell (C); Mary Morris Bell (D) & George Robert Cook (E), Leith Edinburgh.
22.02.1943: Mortgagee: Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh (secure amounts due & interest).
20.03.1943: Robert Bell appointed manager.
12.01.1945: Three Bills of Sale: Owned by Robert Bell; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell; Mary Morris Bell, Leith Edinburgh.
24.01.1945: Mortgage (E) discharged.
25.01.1945: Three mortgages; Mortgaged by Robert Bell (F) ; Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell (G); Mary Morris Bell (H).
25.01.1945: Mortgagee: Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh (secure amounts due & interest).
04.03.1951: Elspeth Melville Boyd Bell deceased; Mary Morris Boyd Bell appointed executor.
27.07.1955: Grimsby registry closed.
07.1955: Registered at Leith (LH54).
20.05.1956: Owned by Robert Bell & Mary Morris Bell, Leith Edinburgh.
31.12.1956: Not on Lloyd’s Register.

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M.T. Floradora GY317

M.T. Floradora GY317
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Changelog
17/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. De Jong Jochem – HD8

Wartime visitor

Information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Technical

Completed: 1933
Gross Tonnage: 56
Length: 28.76m (93.83 ft)
Breadth: 5.6m (18.37 ft)
Depth: 2m (6.56 ft)
Engine: Oil engine 100bhp by Kromhaut Motoren, Amsterdam

History

1933: Completed by Boot, Woubrugge for L. Kamper, Urk as GELABO. Registered at Urk (UK14).
1935: Re-registered at Urk (UK18).
1939: Sold to K. Post, Den Helder. Urk registry closed. Registered at Den Helder as DE JONGE JOCHEM (HD8).
About 11/12.5.1940: Sailed IJmuiden with refugees and picked up in the North Sea more refugees who were in rowing boats etc. on her way to England, total about 80 refugees among them were many children. The people from the rowing boats were very lucky because the weather worsened and they were sure that they will not have made it to Britain. The skipper Mr. Bertus van Loosen had no sea charts which could tell him where the minefields were, also he was on his own on board because a crew member, who was living in IJmuiden, refused to go with him, the rest of his crew were living in Den Helder and were at home. His idea was to take the people to England and then return to Holland. On arrival in England he was directed to Fleetwood.
1942: Re-engined with a 110bhp oil engine by Gardner & Co Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester.
1942-1945: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1945: Returned to Holland.
1953: Re-engined with a 150bhp oil engine by Kromhaut Motoren, Amsterdam.
7.10.1954: On a trip, five crew. During a NW storm the vessel was lost with all hand NW from Den Helder, skipper Bertus van Loosen was not on board this time.

Note – DE JONGE JOCHEM was the only Den Helder registered vessel that escaped to England.

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mfv De Jonge Jochem HD008

mfv De Jonge Jochem HD008
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Changelog
17/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
27/07/2017: Restored missing image.