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M.T. Prince Philip – FD400

Additional material (Grimsby Landings) courtesy of Dave Todd


Official Number: 303784
Yard Number: 905
Completed: 1963
Gross Tonnage: 442
Net Tonnage: 148
Length: 139.7 ft
Breadth: 29 ft
Depth: 15.0 ft
Engine: 6 cyl 1145BHP Werkspoor (built by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull)
* Ship Registration Documents quote Gross Registered Tonnage as 418.50 tons


25.5.1963: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.905) for Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as PRINCE PHILIP (Launched by Mrs A. B. Wilbraham).
6.1963: Completed. Basil A. Parkes designated manager. Registered at Fleetwood (FD400).
28.8.1963: Mortgaged to White Fish Authority, London (A).
1966: Sold to Parbel-Smith Ltd, Aberdeen (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
9.1968: Fleetwood registry closed.
23.9.1968: Registered at Grimsby (GY138).
7.10.1968: Frederick Basil Parkes, Grimsby, designated manager.
20.11.1968: At Grimsby landed 1,531 kits, grossed £12,855.
19.11.1971: At Grimsby (Sk. Ray Evans) landed 1,831 kits, grossed £20,180.
1.4.1973: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull.
30.4.1973: Vernon Arthur (Alec?) William Green, Grimsby, designated manager.
14.12.1973: At Grimsby (Sk. Ray Evans) landed 1,975 kits (mostly cod) from White Sea, grossed £37,716.
13.2.1974: Vernon Alec William Green, Grimsby, managing owner.
19.5.1977: Sold to Onward Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
6.4.1978: Vernon Alec William Green, Grimsby, managing owner.
11.5.1978: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull.
3.11.1978: Mortgage (A) discharged (Onward Fishing Co Ltd).
30.3.1979: Vernon Alec William Green, Grimsby, manager.
1979: Converted to offshore platform standby/safety vessel at Gt. Yarmouth.
25.4.1979: Arrived Lowestoft for conversion for offshore platform standby/safety role.
12.6.1979: Surveyed at Gt. Yarmouth on completion.
19.4.1982: Chartered to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft (G. D. Claridge, manager).
27.10.1982: Mortgaged to Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
20.10.1984: Mortgage (B) discharged.
6.11.1984: Sold to Drifter Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft (John Eric Legget (Colne Shipping Co Ltd), manager).
12.11.1984: Grimsby fishing registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft.
5.1986: Sold to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft (John Eric Leggett, manager). Registered at Lowestoft as COLNE HUNTER.
1991: Sold to Spearing International Ltd., Dartford along with MUSTIQUE (ex ROSS HERON (GY693)) for breaking up by Masterman Iron & Steel Shipbreakers Ltd. at Bloors Wharf, Rainham.
29.7.1991: Sailed Lowestoft for the Medway in tow of MUSTIQUE.
23.8.1991: LR Class deleted “Broken Up”.

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M.T. Prince Philip FD400

M.T. Prince Philip FD400
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Prince Philip GY138

M.T. Prince Philip GY138
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

SSV Prince Philip

SSV Prince Philip
Picture courtesy of The Steve Farrow Collection

S.S.V. Colne Hunter

S.S.V. Colne Hunter
Picture courtesy of Trevor Snowling

15/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
27/06/2017: Image added and removed FMHT watermarks.
15/10/2017: Added image.