Category Archives: Pegasus Trawling

M.T. Boston Trident – LT474

Technical

Official Number: 187224
Yard Number: S747
Completed: 1957
Gross Tonnage: 182
Net Tonnage: 61
Length: 102′ 2″(Loa)
Length: 100 ft
Breadth: 22′ 2″
Depth: 11 ft
Oil Engine: 2 stroke 6-cyl 400bhp by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester

History

1957: Launched by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle (Yd.No.S747) for Friarage Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hartlepool as JOHN O’HEUGH,
7.1957: Completed (J. Graham & Sons Ltd, managers). Registered at Hartlepool (HL48). Fishing from Hull and then Lowestoft.
12.2.1962: On a North Sea trip in heavy seas, picked up 18 survivors from lifeboat from Hull motor vessel FOUNTAINS ABBEY (1197g/1954) abandoned on fire 76 miles E of Spurn Point while on passage Hamburg – Hull. Lifeboat drifted away before two dead crewmen* could be recovered.
1963: Sold along with the company to the Parkes family (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1963: Registered to Pegasus Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager). Registered at Lowestoft as BOSTON TRIDENT (LT474). Continued to fish from Lowestoft.
1972: Sold to Safetyships Ltd, Aberdeen (Boston Group Holdings & The John Wood Group Ltd, Aberdeen). Summary conversion to offshore platform standby safety role (John Brown & Sons (Aberdeen) Ltd, managers). Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Aberdeen as CARBISDALE.
1978: Sold to George Craig & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
1.1979: Sold to H. Kitson Vickers & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Blyth.

(* Deceased crew – James Cleary, Bosun and William Gilmartin, Motorman)

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M.T. John O' Heugh HL48

M.T. John O’ Heugh LT474
Picture courtesy of James Cullen

M.T. Carbisdale LT474

M.T. Carbisdale LT474
Picture courtesy of John Clarkson

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

M.T. Boston Pegasus – LT58

Technical

Official Number: 183999
Yard Number: 421
Completed: 1954
Gross Tonnage: 166
Net Tonnage: 57
Length: 103 ft
Breadth: 22′ 1″
Depth: 10′ 9″
Built: Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 2 stroke 6-cyl 370bhp Crossley by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester
Owner: Pegasus Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Boston Group)

History

3.7.1954: Launched by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.421) for Pegasus Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood part of the Boston Group. Arthur W. Suddaby, Lowestoft, manager. Registered at Lowestoft (LT58).
1971: Sold to Layhill Chartering Ltd, 34 Crutched Friars, London, EC3. Renamed PENZANCE PEGASUS. Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Penzance (PZ375).
1974: Sold to Safetyships Ltd, Aberdeen (John Brown & Sons (Aberdeen) Ltd, managers. Renamed KILSYTH.
December 1976: Sold to M. Nichols, Middlesbrough for demolition.
13th January 1977: Drove ashore at Whitley Bay after breaking adrift from tug NIPAROUND towing her from Aberdeen to Tees.

More Information
When fishing in the region of Botney Gap, about 90 miles northeast of Lowestoft, the vessel trawled up a live depth charge. The corroded depth charge came onto the deck when the cod end was unfastened. It was heaved over the side by the crew, but as it sank a ship’s length away it exploded. The crew and the trawler were badly shaken and the compass was thrown out of its gimbal rings. Food was also thrown out of the pantry.

The skipper said that on inspection there was no damage apart from electrical trouble in the engine room. He stated that the probability was that when the depth charge was dropped in the water originally it had failed to go off and that the thump on the deck of the Boston Pegasus has made it ‘live’ again. On her return the vessel was slipped for a thorough examination.

Notes
Believed working from Fleetwood Between 14/01/57 and 01/08/59.

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M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375

M.T. Kilsyth PZ375
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

Changelog
03/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.