mfv Michael Lewis FD401

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Technical

RSS No.B14805
Gross Tonnage: 35.4
Length: 14.20 m
Breadth: 5.30 m
Depth: 2.25 m
Engine: Type Nt855-M240 6-cyl 240hp/179kWoil engine by Cummins Engine Co, Chongqing, China

History

1996: Completed by Newbury Engineering (Boatbuilders) Ltd, Newhaven for Michael L. Sheard, Fleetwood as MICHEL LEWIS.
26.09.1996: Registered at Fleetwood (FD401).
10.1999: Sold to J. Tooley, Brixham.
10.11.1999: Registered at Brixham as CHRISTA (BM497).
09.2005: Sold to Whitelink Ltd, Fraserburgh.
18.10.2005: Registered at Fraserburgh as LEANNE II (FR386).
06.2006: Sold to Seacrest Fishing Co Ltd, Fraserburgh.
12.06.2006: Registered at Fraserburgh as GOLDEN PROMISE (FR186).
17.02.2010: Registered at Falmouth (FH401).
03.2010: Refitted at Brixham.
01.11.2013: Fishing in Cardigan Bay, disabled some 15 miles N of Fishguard with rope round propeller. Initially taken in tow by another scalloper but tow parted. Fishguard lifeboat launched at 0400 and arrived on scene an hour later, connected a commenced tow to Fishguard. 0800 delivered safely alongside at Fishguard.
11.2016: Still fishing and landing at Brixham/Newlyn; member of the South Western Fish Producers Organisation Ltd, Ivybridge, Devon (155.81 units).

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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401
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mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Michael Lewis FD401

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Christa BM497

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

mfv Golden Promise FH401

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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

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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

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M.T. Burton Agnes H303

Technical

Official Number: 365597
Yard Number: 1329
RSS No: A11859
LOA: 22.92 m
Length: 20.50 m
Breadth: 6.46 m
Depth: 2.65 m
Engine: 6-cyl 565bhp(421kW) oil engine by Caterpillar Tractor Co, Peoria, Illinois

History

1976: Launched by Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne (Yd.No.1329) for Newington Trawlers Ltd. Hull as BURTON AGNES.
1976: Completed as a multi-purpose fishing vessel. Registered at Hull (H304). Michael Burton designated manager. Later transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1981: Sold to David Lawrence Bond & Ronald Bond, Fleetwood. David Lawrence Bond designated managing owner.
1984: Sold to David Reid, Kirkwall. Hull registry closed. Registered at Kirkwall (K31).
1986; Sold to Reid Marine Ltd, Kirkwall.
1986: Lengthened and shelter deck fitted. Remeasured 192,13g 118.19n.
1988: Sold to Hugh Kelso, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
31.12.1988: Kirkwall registry closed. Registered at Belfast as NORTHERN STAR (B684). Fishing out of Kilkeel, Co. Down.
1997: Sold to Raymond Holland, Adrigole, Bantry, Co. Cork.
03.03.1997: Belfast registry closed. Registered at Sligo. Employed in offshore platform standby safety role.
1997: Remeasured 126g 38n.
14.02.2000: Registered at Sligo (SO918). IRSS No.
I12150. Twin rig trawling out of Castletownbere, Co. Cork. Member of Castletownbere Fishermens‘ Cooperative.
Post 02.04.2007: Sligo registry closed. Believed broken up at Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

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M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

M.T. Burton Agnes H303

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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

Technical

Official Number: 365576
Completed: 1975
Gross Tonnage: 100
LOA 23,17 m
Length: 21.34 m
Breadth: 6.53 m
Depth: 3.30 m
Engine: 6-cyl 500bhp oil engine by Grenaa Motorfabrik.A/S, Grenaa

History

1975: Launched by EyemouthBoat Building Co Ltd, Eyemouth (Yd.No.??) for Newington Trawlers Ltd, Hull as BURTON CONSTABLE.
1975: Completed as a seiner/trawler. Registered at Hull (H306). Michael Burton appointed manager. Later transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1980: Sold to R. & R. F. Wood, ??, Hull registry closed. Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY235).
By 1982: Sold to A.M. Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood & Sk.William McCulloch, Kircudbright. Converted for scallop dredging.
By 1986: Sold to Sk. Jeoffery T. Sumner & A.M. Seafoods Ltd, Fleetwood. Fate?

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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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M.T. Burton Constable KY235

M.T. Burton Constable KY235
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mfv Alauna – RO67

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History

ALAUNA was originally named GRETJEN, ALAUNA was the Roman name for Maryport, she was based there in the 70’s and also spent some time in Scarborough.
Reported in Fleetwood from very early in the 70,s until early 80’s.
Reported lost by her owner on a hand of cards, in a Blackpool casino

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mfv Alauna RO67

mfv Alauna RO67

mfv Alauna RO67

mfv Alauna RO67
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iv Charlotte FD112

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Information courtesy of Paul Evans

Technical

Completed: 1909
Length: 33 ft
Breadth: 10’ 1”
Depth: 4’ 8”
Net Tonnage: 10.27
Built: Arnside

History

1908: Built at Arnside as CHARLOTTE for John Abram of 29 Rhyl Street, Fleetwood.
14/07/1909: Registered by owner at Fleetwood (FD112).
01/11/1920: Owned by Richard Abram of 30 Hesketh Place, Fleetwood.
23/10/1925: Reported as having an auxiliary motor fitted.
12/11/1945: Sold to Richard ‘Couch’ Wright of 79 Victoria Street, Fleetwood.
24/07/1961: Vessel struck a buoy and sank in Liverpool Bay.

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iv Charlotte FD112

iv Charlotte FD112
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iv Charlotte FD112

iv Charlotte FD112
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iv Charlotte FD112

iv Charlotte FD112
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mfv Zyava III FD101

Information courtesy of Steve Brown and Maciej Grzybek

Technical
Gross Tonnage: 24
net Tonnage: 24
Length: 50 ft
Breadth: 13 ft
Depth 6.50 feet
Engine: 3-cyl 66bhp (60hp) Kelvin Diesel by The Bergius-Kelvin Co Ltd, Glasgow

History
1937: Completed by Factoria Santa Isabel, Guayaquil, Ecuador for Wladyslaw Wagner as the yawl ZJAWA III (built throughout with tropical hardwoods).
Zyava leaves Quayaquil : 17.07.1937
Raroia : 15.08.1937
Papeete : 29.08.1937
Bora Bora : 18.09.1937
Rarotonga, Cook’s Island : 29.09.1937
Sydney, Australia : 5.11.1937—10.07.1938
Kupang, Timor : 4.09.1938
Buleleng, Bali : 13.09.1938
Tanjong Priok, Jawa : 25.10.1938 – repair
Diego Garcia, Chagos : 11.11.1938
Aden, Aden : 16.12.1938
Suez, Egipt : 23.01.1939
La Valetta, Malta : 30.05.1939
Algier, Algieria : 16.06.1939
Gibraltar : 2.07.1939
Southampton, England : 21.07.1939
Gt. Yarmouth, England : 2.09.1939
Oulton Broads, England : 16.09.1939
1938 – 1944: In wartime service.
1944: Converted to to seine net fishing with McDuff winch and coiler and fitted with 60hp Kelvin oil engine. Fishing out of Buckie and Aberdeen under Polish flag.
07.1948: Laid up at Oulton Broad and advertised for sale, asking price £2,500. Could be restored to a yacht.
By 31.08.1951: Owned by C. E. Phillips, Kinmel Bay, Conway, North Wales. Gdynia registry closed. Registered at Chester (CH115).
By 31.08.1953: Owned by J. Steele, Port Dinorwic, North Wales. Chester registry closed. Registered at Caernavon as ZYAVA III (CO254). By 31.08.1955: Owned by Frank P. Clarkson, Fleetwood.
1954: Zyava 111 CO 254, J. Steele, Port Dinorwic, N Wales.
1956: Zyava 111 CO254, J.W. Wright, Fleetwood.
1962: Zyava 111 FD101, Leslie Chorlton, Blackpool and Wilfred Clark, Fleetwood.
1962: Sank after stranding on Wyre End. Salvaged and returned to service.
1963: Zyava 111 FD101 F.P. Clarkson, Preston and K.P. Brown, Lancaster (purchased Zyava from above in 1962 (S Brown).
1967: Zyava 111 FD101 K.P. Brown, Lancaster.
1962 – 1967: In ownership of Frank Clarkson and Mick Brown and later of Mick Brown. Uniquely their partnership was dissolved on the toss of a coin. Frank Clarkson took ownership of CHILDRENS FRIEND FD225 and Mick Brown got ZYAVA III.
1969: Zyava 111 FD101 P. Welsh & others, Fleetwood. One of the “others” was W ( Bruno) Clark who I understand later became sole owner however this is not recorded in Olsens where the entry remains unchanged.
1970: in ownership of Harry Beverley. Moved to Skippool Creek for conversion to a cruiser. Project abandoned due to the death of the owner. Ownership subsequently passed to Clive Bourne who rebuilt her and sailed her out to Gibraltar.
2016: In Dutch ownership and was last reported based in Scheveningen.
Zyava Newspaper report

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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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mfv Zyava III FD101

mfv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Changelog
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28/12/2016: Added images.
24/01/2017: Updated information and added images.
27/01/2017: Updated information and added images.
31/01/2017: Added technical information.

M.T. Hoop Op Zegen – HD26

Technical

RSS Number: B12975
Completed: 1977
Gross Tonnage: 259.31
Length: 37.10 m (121.72 ft)
Breadth: 7.54 m (24.74 ft)
Depth: 3.75 m (12,30 ft) metres (feet)
Oil Engine: Stork Werkspoor 1500bhp/1119kW by Stork Werkspoor Diesel BV, Zwolle

History

1974: Completed by Gebr W. Visser & Zoon, Den Helder for J. Bakker & Zonen, Den Helder as HOOP OP ZEGEN. Registered at Den Helder (HD26). When seasonal beaming in Irish Sea landing into Fleetwood usually for onward trucking to Belgium.
1983: Re-engined with Stork Werkspoor 1500bhp by Stork Werkspoor Diesel BV, Zwolle.
1985: Engine uprated to 2000bhp/1492kW.
1988: Sold to Rederij Jac. Bakker & Zonen, Den Helder.
1992: Sold to Ian James Ritchie, Fraserburgh. Den Helder registry closed. Registered at Fraserburgh as OCEAN DAWN (FR347).
1992: Remeasured 269grt 80n regd length 33.00 metres (108.27 feet).
1993: Converted to single boat trawling for whitefish.
1993: At Methil fitted with full length shelterdeck by J. W. Miller & Sons Ltd.
1994: Embarked on new venture trawling off the coast of Brazil.
1995: Fraserburgh registry closed. The venture was not a success and vessel eventually abandoned in South America.

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M.T. Hoop OP Zegen HD26

M.T. Hoop OP Zegen HD26

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M.T. Stelle Vertrouwen – RY14

Information courtesy of Dick Massey

Technical

Length: 60 ft
Breadth: 18 ft
Depth: 6′ 6″
Built Holland 1966, Steel Construction fully welded.
Main Engine: 3 cylinder ABC Built in Belgium 250 Hp @ 300 RPM
Gearbox with a 2/1 Reduction
Aux motor, 25hp Samofa ( Dutch Lister )
Built with what was called a Clipper Bow, this shape had a huge flare to throw the seas away, with a very full body to the amidships section.
The stern was large, full and rounded. Bulwarks forward being 6 ft high tapering down to 3 ft amidships with the same height around the stern.

Wheel house and Galley was aft with engine room and a 6 bunk cabin below, and the winch was forward of the wheel house being a large 4 drum belt driven from the main engine,
The boat was rigged for multi purpose fishing, such as beam and otter board trawling. Also on board were pair trawls for both white fish and industrial sprat fishing.

Notes by Dick Massey

November 1970 STELLE was sold to Dick Massey of the Isle of Man.
Departing Stellendam Holland bound for Peel, being winter time, gale force winds were encountered The first bad westerly gale in the English Channel had us sheltering in Dieppe fishing boat harbour for several days, then a call at Newlyn for bunkers and customs and, with a good weather forecast, we departed Newlyn.
Halfway between Lands End and the Tuskar, ( Southern Ireland ) the forecast was changed to north west gales to severe gales imminent, so we’d not much choice but to keep going towards the Tuskar.

When dawn arrived the sea was a mass of blown foam, as the shelter of the Irish coastline came abeam, the seas calmed, the gale force winds still shook the boat like a rag doll. By early afternoon we were tied up along side in Dun Laoghaire, with the gale starting to ease,
With a full night in our bunks we were ready for the calmer passage over to Peel. Our Arrival made a stir in Peel, as unknown to us the Customs were aware that we had made a stop over in Southern Ireland, so we were boarded by the customs service black gang, to search the boat. “The Troubles”
were full on at this time, so with nothing to find we received our ships clearance.

Soon we had the import duty paid, new beam trawls ready to collect
From Boris nets in Fleetwood, John Halsall of Douglas as deck hand we departed the Island for Fleetwood soon enough with Reggie Hull as mate and another Fleetwood man we soon had the new warps on the winch and the nets from Boris nets rigged,

The name was Changed to STELLE VERTROUWEN, and registered at Ramsey IOM as RY14, now we were ready to go fishing.
This boat was to prove herself many time with excellent catching ability, with high daily earnings, the vessel was a very safe boat in bad weather and big seas,
we had sold our first VERTROUWEN RY67 to the Bond Family, who now were ready to upgrade and STELLE VERTROUWEN suited them nicely.

The VERTROUWEN ex RY67 was sold to new owners at Burnham in South East England and the Bond family took over the STELLE VERTROUWEN, changed the name to MDBB and re registered it at Fleetwood.
The boat was worked in various fisheries so it was decided to install an engine of larger horse power.

Volvo was their choice of engine, the new installation took months to complete. Meanwhile the family were having a much larger trawler built.
With the vessel back to sea and working well a buyer from the east coast of Scotland bought the MDBB, were she was rigged as a board trawler and underwent another name change.

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M.T. Stelle Vertrouwen RY14

M.T. Stelle Vertrouwen RY14
Picture courtesy of Dick Massey

Changelog
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