Category Archives: St. Andrews SFC

M.T. Wyre Gleaner – FD269

Technical

Official Number: 185150
Yard Number: 830
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 498
Length: 169.1 ft
Breadth: 29.1 ft
Built: Cooke, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: Mirlees, Bickerton & Day developing 1050BHP
Speed: 12.1 knots

History

22.08.1952: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.830) for St Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as PRINCESS ANNE. Registered at Hull (H268).
08.05.1954: Sold to Pecheries de la Marine, Bolougne, France and renamed ST JUST (B 2672).
17.03.1967: Sold to Wyre Trawlers, Fleetwood and renamed WYRE GLEANER. Registered at Fleetwood (FD269).
09.07.1971: Sold to British United Trawlers (Finance) Ltd, Hull.
02.06.1976: Last landing.
06.1976: Sold to Stanley Ferry Dismantlers Ltd, Hayle site for demolition.
24.07.1976: Sailed Fleetwood for Hayle.
08.1976: Demolition commenced.

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M.T. Wyre Gleaner FD269

M.T. Wyre Gleaner FD269
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Wyre Gleaner FD269

M.T. Wyre Gleaner FD269
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

Changelog
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M.T. Boston Lightning – FD14

Technical

Official Number: 303204
Yard Number: 897
Completed: 1961
Gross Tonnage: 391
Length 138′
Breadth 28′ 1″
Depth 14′
Built: Hall Russell Ltd Aberdeen
Oil Engine: 4SA 7cy 15″X20″, Mirlees Bickerton & Day

History

1961: Launched by Hall, Russell Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd. No.897) for Parbel-Smith Ltd, Aberdeen as ADMIRAL BURNETT (A574).
1963: Owned by Mannofield Fishing Co. Ltd, Aberdeen (A574)
1966: Owned by St Andrews Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull.
1968: Renamed BOSTON LIGHTNING and registered at Fleetwood (FD14).
1977: To Lowestoft for Dagon Fishing Co. Ltd, Lowestoft as ST. LUKE LT132
18.05.1978: Hauling when tide swept the trawl under the ship and there was an explosion, presumed to be a mine. Vessel sank 160 miles east of the Tyne.

Note: Skipper Basil Bowler “We were fishing Dogger Bank when the watch called me out at 3am and said the chief engineer wanted me to haul as both auxiliary engines had broken down and would could not pump the air bottles up. We also had no lights.
Started to haul in the dark with main engine stopped. There was a light wind but conditions were a bit foggy .
The mate, Brian Salter, called out that we had a lot weight and was hooking the big jilson. I went out on bridge veranda to try and see what was happening. On taking the strain there was an explosion amidships with water shooting up in the air.
I ran into wheelhouse to find a right mess, radars, sounders all hanging from there mountings. Going down to engine room I met the second engineer, Ernie Wright, who told me he was hit with the blast and water was pouring in engine room. I got a Mayday call out and launched life rafts ready in case we had to abandon ship.
Water filled the engine room and started to fill crews accommodation. With no power and no pumps there was nothing we could do as she was settling stern first with her bow lifting out of water.
The crew got in life raft, all OK apart from two who had leg injuries, they were at winch when she went up. Then we sadly watched as she disappeared.
We were first spotted by a German yacht who came along side out of the fog. Then transferred to Gulf Fleet 11 rig boat and then to the Sunderland lifeboat who had a couple of cases Newcastle Brown Ales for the lads, bless there hearts.”

Note: Chief Engineer on deck watching the haul when the explosion occurred. When he got down the engine room every engine room plate had been lifted off its stringers and scattered around like confetti and there was water roaring in. He was of the opinion that if he hadn’t have gone on deck to watch the lads hauling he would probably have been killed by flying debris, if the blast hadn’t got him. He reckoned that there must have been a mine or some other ordnance in the trawl which detonated when it hit the bottom of the ship.

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M.T. Admiral Burnett A574

M.T. Admiral Burnett A574
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Boston Lightning FD14

M.T. Boston Lightning FD14
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Boston Lightning FD14

M.T. Boston Lightning FD14
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

M.T. Boston Lightning FD14

M.T. Boston Lightning FD14
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

Changelog
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M.T. Boston Monarch – FD19

Technical

Official Number: 185301
Yard Number: 1403
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 466
Length: 139 ft
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Depth: 13′ 1″
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1955
Engine: 960bhp 6-cyl British Polar
Speed: 12 knots

History

1955: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby for St. Andrews Steam
Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, as BOSTON MONARCH.
16.08.1955: Registered at Fleetwood.
14.12.1965: Sold to Oceania S.p.A Trapani, Italy.
12.12.1965: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Trapani as OCEANIA ROSA.
1969: Sold to Achille Saltini Trapani.
1972: Sold to Mankoadze Fisheries Ltd, Ghana.
09.1972: Lloyds classification discontinued.
1974: Sold to Achille Saltini, Trapani.
07.08.2009: Noted by Lloyd’s register of shipping “continued existence in doubt”.

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M.T. Boston Monarch FD19

M.T. Boston Monarch FD19
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Boston Monarch FD19

M.T. Boston Monarch FD19

News Clipping

News Clipping
Picture courtesy of Geoff Davidson

M.T. Oceania Rosa

M.T. Oceania Rosa
Picture courtesy of Geoff Davidson

Changelog
13/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/12/2016: Image added.

M.T. Princess Anne – FD15

Technical

Official Number: 185299
Yard Number: 901
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 421
Length: 139′ 7″
Breadth: 28′ 5″
Depth: 13′ 9″
Built by: Cook, Welton & Gemmell in 1954
Engine: 960bhp British Polar
Speed: 11.5 knots
Owner: St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd)

History

1954: Built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley for St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD15).
October 08 1963: Transferred to Hull.
March 10 1965: Transferred back to Fleetwood.
1966: Converted for purse seining with a Lowestoft crew.
1971: Transferred to Lowestoft (LT 740).
1973: Renamed BOSTON WELLINGTON.
1974: Sold for scrap to Scrap metal By-Products.
1975: Re-sold to Skainberry Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed MELICIA.
1976: Scrapped.
1976: Deleted from Lloyds Register of Shipping.

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M.T. Princess Anne FD15

M.T. Princess Anne FD15
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Princess Anne FD15

M.T. Princess Anne FD15
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Princess Anne FD15

M.T. Princess Anne FD15

M.T. Princess Anne LT740

M.T. Princess Anne LT740

M.T. Boston Wellington LT740

M.T. Boston Wellington LT740

Changelog
13/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. St Leonard – FD179

Technical

Official Number: 185289
Yard Number: 1382
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 275
Net Tonnage: 101
Length: 115 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 11.1 ft
Engine: 600bhp x 8-cyl Crossley
Built: Cochrane &Sons Ltd, Selby
Speed: 12 knots
Built by: Cochrane &Sons Ltd, Selby, 1953
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood

History

1953: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd No. 1382) for St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
27.02.1953 Registered at Fleetwood as St LEONARD.
14.01.1955 sold to Great Western Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1955 transferred to Grimsby.
04.07.1956 sold to W A Phillips, Anderson & Co Ltd London (FD179).
01.1957 Transferred to Fleetwood.
08.02.1960 sold to Fishery Products Ltd St. John’s Newfoundland.
09.02.1960 Sailed for Canada.
10.02.1960 Fleetwood registry closed.
02.1960 registered at St. John’s as ZEBRA. Noted Class withdrawn at owners request 5/61.
12.12.1966 Vessel went aground one mile from Ile Aux Morts, Newfoundland and became a total loss. One crew lost.

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M.T. St Leonard FD179

M.T. St Leonard FD179
Picture courtesy of Jan Harteveld

M.T. St Leonard FD179

M.T. St Leonard FD179
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
12/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. St. Bartholomew – FD27

Technical

Official Number: 185300
Yard Number: 903
Completed: 1955
Launched: 1203/1955
Registered: 16/06/1955
Gross Tonnage: 421
Length: 137.6 ft
Breadth: 28.4 ft
Depth: 13.75 ft
Engine: 960bhp British Polar
Speed: 11.5 knots

History

1955: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley as St. BARTHOLOMEW (Yd. No. 903) for St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, as St. Bartholomew. Registered at Fleetwood (FD27).
25.10.1955: Christopher Porter (Mate) lost overboard and drowned.
01.01.1964: sold to Iago Steam Fishing Co, Fleetwood
1965: sold to Partrederiet Utheim, Kristiansund, Norway and renamed BJOGNA
05.05.1965: left Fleetwood for Norway.
1966: Renamed BJOGNA.
1972: Owners name changed to Sigmund Utheim Partrederie
1977: sold to Per OG Reidar Smadal, Alesund
1980: sold to Kare Misje & Co, Alesund and renamed NAUTIK
1983: Name changed to NAUTIKA
1985: sold to Tamis Ltd, Aberdeen as stand by safety vessel
1990: sold to Cam Offshore Ltd Aberdeen and renamed CAM VANGUARD
1993: sold to John Crowson, Aberdeen and renamed JON PAUL
1998: renamed CAM VANGUARD
1999: Still in service
2013: Now laid up at the Cap Verde Islands.

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M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27
Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27
Picture courtesy of the late James Cullen

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27

M.T. St. Bartholomew FD27
Picture courtesy of Dean Ledge Harrison

Changelog
12/09/2016: Page re-published after site problems.