Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm
Official Number: 185292
Yard Number: 1357
Gross Tonnage: 315.92
Net Tonnage: 109.35
Length: 127.75 ft
Breadth: 26.65 ft
Depth: 12.30 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1953
Engine: 772bhp 7-cyl oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport
Speed 11 knots
Cost to build £84,167.
14.01.1952: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1375) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as GAVINA.
05.05.1953: Builder’s Certificate issued.
06.05.1953: Registered at Fleetwood (FD167).
20.06.1959: Sold to Dinas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
01.1966: When some 35 miles NW of Muckle Flugga, weathering a storm, the Bosun, Michael Sullivan was working on deck with other crewmen, at 3.00 am. struck by a heavy sea and Sullivan was washed over the lee rail. Two crewmen managed to grab him but could not drag him back onboard and the ship’s motion drove him under and out of their grasp. Despite an extensive search he was not seen again. Owners informed before leaving the fishing grounds.
07.1967: Sold to Peter & J .Johnstone Ltd, Aberdeen for £40,000.
20.07.1967: Fleetwood registry closed.
21.07.1967: Registered at Aberdeen (A871). Charles Middleton designated manager.
15.08.1967: Sk. J. S. Bowman appointed.
1968: Peter & J Johnstone Ltd acquired by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
23.01.1969: Skipper John Cowie appointed.
14.07.1970: Laid up at Aberdeen.
16.07.1970: While being stripped prior to sale for breaking up, overnight, smoke observed coming from the trawler aft. Firemen discovered a fire in the crew accommodation which was quickly contained and extinguished.
08.1970: Sold to P. W. McLellan Ltd, Glasgow for breaking up in an en bloc deal with motor trawler LUNEDA (A754).
05.08.1970: Sailed Aberdeen for Bo’ness.
26.08.1970: Bill of sale registered.
09.1970: Commenced breaking up at Bo’ness.
29.10.1970: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up. Advice received from Owner and Shipbreaker “.
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27/06/2018: Updated information.
04/12/2019: Updated information.