Official Number: 303290
Yard Number: 1468
Gross Tonnage: 288
net Tonnage: 92
Length: 107.5 ft
Breadth: 24.5 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 695bhp 6cyl 4SA by Ruston Hornsby Lincoln
Speed: 12.5 kts
25.10.1961: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1468) for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby as ROSS HERON.
17.04.19062: Completed. Cost to build £131,000 (WFA Grant £31,000).
21.04.1962: After accepting delivery Mr John Ross, said that North Sea fishing was so bad there was no point in sending her out on her maiden trip. 02.05.1962: Registered at Grimsby (GY693). Dennis Roberts designated manager.
01.07.1969: Became part of the British United Trawlers (B.U.T.) fleet. B.U.T. livery adopted. Book value £67,149.
30.09.1969: Sold to Goweroak Ltd, Grimsby.
03.03.1970: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood. Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Raymon Dunn designated manager. First skipper Ken Beavers. Wyre Trawlers livery adopted.
11.11.1971: Transferred to fish out of Granton (British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Granton, Edinburgh managing agents).
21.07.1975: Arrived Scalloway, Shetland to land sick crewman and have some mechanical problems attended to.
25.08.1975: Arrived Scalloway to take on ice.
18.11.1976: Arrived Wick, Caithness seeking medical help for a crewman who was feeling unwell, he had fallen into the harbour at Kirkwall, Orkney the previous day.
1979: Employed on offshore platform standby/safety duties.
1980: Converted for Offshore Platform Standby/Safety role. (British United Trawlers (Grimsby) Ltd, managers).
17.08.1981: Sold to The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Luton. G. D. Claridge, Lowestoft designated manager.
14.09.1981: Grimsby registry closed.
18.09.1981: Registered at Lowestoft.
29.08.1981: Arrived Lowestoft. At Richards Shipbuilders, grit blasted and engine replaced with Ruston & Hornsby 6-cyl 845bhp oil engine ex ST MARTIN (LT376).
10.02.1982: Registered at Lowestoft as MUSTIQUE exchanged names with existing MUSTIQUE O.N.184923 (laid up with engine damage).
07.1991: Sold to Spearing International Ltd, Dartford in en bloc deal with COLNE HUNTER (442grt/1963) (ex Prince Philip-86).
29.07.1991: Sailed Lowestoft for River Medway, towing COLNE HUNTER.
10.08.1991: Delivered Medway for breaking up at Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham by Masterman Iron & Steel Shipbreakers Ltd. Registry closed.
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