M.T. Velia (2) – FD116


Official Number: 185136
IMO: 5422356
Yard Number: 839
Completed: 1952
Gross Tonnage: 296
Net Tonnage: 102
Length: 128.2 ft
Breadth: 26.2 ft
Depth: 12.16 ft
Engine: 7-cyl 700bhp Oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport
Speed : 11.2 knots


Completed for the sum of £82,438.
4.6.1951: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.839) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as VELIA.
31.10.1952: Completed. Delay caused by late delivery of engine.
3.11.1952: Registered at Hull (H239). Geoffrey Edwards Marr appointed manager.
5.11.1952: Sailed Hull on first trip (Sk. Charles Pennington), fishing round to land at Fleetwood. Landed 770 kits, including 400 kits of coley, £3,229 gross.
11.11.1952: Hull registry closed.
12.11.1952: Registered at Fleetwood (FD116). At Fleetwood landed 770 kits, 400 coley, £3,229 gross.
1959/60: Lengthened by Humber St. Andrew’s Engineering Co Ltd, Hull to 131.0 feet. Remeasured 317g 108n.
26.4.1960: Registered anew following alterations to particulars after lengthening by Humber St. Andrew’s Engineering Co Ltd, Hull to 131.0 feet. Remeasured 317g 108n.
1963: Sold to Ocean Pesca S.r.l, Mazara del Vallo, Sicily for the sum of £51,000.
1963: Re-measured 324g 117n.
1963: Engine re-rated 772bhp later quoted 780bhp.
7.1963: Registered at Trapani as SALVATORE GIACOLONE.
17.7.1963: Sailed Fleetwood for Mediterranean.
18.7.1963: Fleetwood registry closed.
1965: Sold to Salvatore Giacalone fu Pietro, Mazara del Vallo, Sicily.
2014: Not traced.

Note. Name later painted up as S. GIACALONE.

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M.T. Velia FD116

M.T. Velia FD116

M.T. Salvatore Giacalone

M.T. Salvatore Giacalone
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

M.T. Salvatore Giacolone

M.T. Salvatore Giacolone
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. S. Giacalone

M.T. S. Giacalone

26/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
19/07/2017: Information updated and FMHT watermarks removed.
23/05/2017: Added an image.