mfv Hamoaze – PH5

Additional information courtesy of Mike Coyle and David Slinger


Official Number: 184141
Gross Tonnage: 60.66
Net Tonnage: 21.91
Length: 85.9 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft


1955: Built by Mashford’s (CREMYLL SHIP YARD) Cremyll,Torpoint, Cornwall
1955: Keel laid.
1956: Registered at Plymouth (PH5).
1964 Moved to Fleetwood, registered as HAMOAZE FD358
1965: Olsen’s, joint owners listed as James W Wright (Fisherman) Cleveleys and Ernest salthouse (Fish Merchant) Fleetwood.
1967 Under tow to Glasson when the tow parted and stranded on Pilling Sands.
01.08.1967: Fleetwood registry was closed.
1968: Olsen’s, joint owners listed as Borislaw Stanislow Howard and David Atkinson
Undated: In ownership of Cliff and Jack Davies, general dealers, Fleetwood.
Undated: In ownership of Preston businessman Mr. William Tyrer
Post 1973: Refloated by LAUWERSZEE FD307 (Sk. Mick Ryan) and towed to Stannah for rebuilding. Subsequently hulked at Skippool Creek.

Notes from Melvyn Lloyd.
The 70ft Hamoaze PH5 was the first trawler to be built in Plymouth after WW2.
Her principal owner and Skipper was Archie Jennings (who was my Uncle) his mate and partner was his son-in-law Jack Forster.
My father and I went on her first sea trial and me being only 13 yrs old it made a great impression on me.
Hamoaze was equipped with a fish sonar and Archie took great pains in explaining to me how it worked
and gave me some of the print-offs to take home.
I also recall that Archie was not enamoured by the builders who had concreted in the ballast, other than that he was pleased with the vessel.
Previous to moving back to Plymouth Archie skippered trawlers out of Milford Avon throughout the war and after on 14 day trips. His hobby was embroidery, I presume that this was a take-on from mending nets.

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mfv Hamoaze PH5

mfv Hamoaze PH5
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

mfv Hamoaze FD358

mfv Hamoaze FD358
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

mfv Hamoaze FD358

mfv Hamoaze FD358
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

mfv Lauwerszee FD307

mfv Lauwerszee FD307
Picture from the Internet

03/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
22/12/2023: Added images and updated history.