Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson
Official Number: 181349
Yard Number: 210
Gross Tonnage: 604
Net Tonnage: 222
Length: 170.4 ft
Breadth: 29.2 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (No.283)
Boiler: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee.
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Built: J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
9.4.1948: Launched by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.210) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as THORNELLA. Contract price £84,220.
9.1948: Registered at Hull (H582).
21.9.1948: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Cleveleys designated manager.
29.9.1948: Completed and delivered insured for £113,000.
30.9.1948: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. Charles Henry Taylor); first trip.
22.10.1948: At Hull landed 2864 kits (2846 headless, 1.603 haddock), £10,948 gross.
16.8.1949: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Brough designated manager.
1949: Landings – 336 days at sea, 42,210 kits, £103,033 gross.
20.9.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk. Charles William O’Neil).
4.10.1952: Responded to distress from steam trawler NORMAN (H289) stranded on an uncharted reef off the Greenland coast. Recovered eight bodies in the sea and landed them at Scrabster.
11.11.1952: Landed at Hull.
24.12.1952: Landed at Hull from Bear Island.
1952/53: Made two trips to Greenland fishery.
26.12.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk.Charles William O’Neil).
9.1.1953: In company with LOCH MOIDART (H481) ran into a full NE gale whilst heading through broken ice, compelling the pair to to turn and dodge into wind. When coming into open water a large wave fell onboard, crushing the wheelhouse port side forward and flooding the radio room. With steering gear damaged and only half a wheel, the skipper managed to navigate with a boat compass and radio operator, James Cunningham, dried out the radio equipment in the stokehold and made contact with the owners to say they were safe.
17.1.1953: Arrived Hull landed 2,838 kits £6,198 gross.
19.1.1953: Surveyed and taken in hand for repair.
24.2.1953: Following repairs sailed for Norway Coast.
13.9.1954: Sold to to Northern Fishing Co (Hull) Ltd, Hull. Mark Hellyer designated manager.
6.10.1954: Registered at Hull as BANQUO (H582) (MoT&CA minute R558/1/0269 dated 4.10.1954).
17.3.1957: Vessel mortgaged to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
10.1957: Arrested by Icelandic gunboat THOR for alleged illegal fishing of Langanes peninsula, NE coast of Iceland (Sk. Joseph Jennings).
16.10.1957: At Reykjavik, Sk. Jennings was fined £1800.
12.1961: Hellyer Bros merged with Associated Fisheries Ltd.
26.3.1965: Mortgage (A) discharged.
24.5.1965: Sold to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull (Associated Group re-organisation).
26.5.1966: Laurence Hall Swaine designated manager.
25.4.1967: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. William John Stockton).
15.5.1967: At Hull, last landing 839 kits (240 shelf) £3,141 gross, £926 net. Within Associated Fisheries Group transferred to Fleetwood.
18.5.1967: Sailed Hull with Fleetwood crew on Icelandic trip (Sk. Thomas James Watson).
19.5.1967: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
7.6.1967: At Fleetwood landed 900 kits (914 boxes), £4,331 gross.
7.6.1967: Hull registry closed.
8.6.1967: Registered at Fleetwood (FD99). Leslie Wheildon designated manager. Repainted in Wyre Trawlers livery.
9.1967: Sailed for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Thomas James Watson). On return landed and laid up.
9.1967: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
27.9.1967: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.10.1967: Delivered to shipbreaker at Ghent.
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