M.T. Welsh Monarch – M135


Official Number: 303256
Completed: 1962
Gross Tonnage: 308
Net Tonnage: 97.09
Length: 129.9 ft
Breadth: 26.0 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Atlantic Shipbuilding, Newport, Mon
Engine: 875bhp 6-Cyl; Mirrlees National, Stockport
Speed: 13 kts.


Worked out of Fleetwood for extended periods.
March 1967: sold to Ross Trawlers and renamed ROSS BEAVER. Registered at grimsby (GY1387).
1968: In ownership of BUT, renamed CEDARLEA. Registered at Aberdeen (A67).
1970: In ownership of Craig’s Stores.
1982 chartered by Greenpeace as a Biological Research Vessel.
1985: Renamed GRAMPIAN FOREST. Employed as ORSV.

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M.T. Welsh Monarch M135

M.T. Welsh Monarch M135
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

02/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.