Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson
Official Number: 181322
Yard Number: 1329
Gross Tonnage: 550.14
Net Tonnage: 200.38
Length: 171.0 ft
Breadth: 29.2 ft
Depth: 14.7 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd Selby
Engine: 925ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Contract price £81,920.
19.7.1947: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1329) for Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd) as MURELLA.
22.11.1947: Registered at Hull (H481). Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Cleveleys designated manager.
25.11.1947: Completed, insured for £112,000.
27.11.1947: Sailed for Norway Coast (Sk. Leopold Dickson Romyn DSC and bar); first trip.
24.5.1948: Alteration to particulars, 20 ton water ballast tank added.
23.11948: At Hull landed 3,351 kits (2,805 headless), £9,826 gross.
10.5.1951: Sold to Loch Fishing Co of Hull Ltd, Hull. Harry Wright designated manager.
21.6.1951: Registered at Hull as LOCH MOIDART (H481).
1952/53: Made three trips to Greenland fishery.
23.12.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk. Frederick William Lewis).
11.1.1953: Homeward In company with THORNELLA (H582) (Sk. Charles William O’Neil) ran into a full NE gale whilst heading through broken ice, compelling the pair to to turn and dodge into wind. Broached when making the turn and swamped by heavy seas, flooding the wheelhouse and radio room, twisting the davits and carrying away the port lifeboat, ventilators and galley funnel. Righting herself, joined THORNELLA and with good seamanship both continued on passage to Hull.
16.1.1953: Arrived Hull, landed 2,904 kits, £6,529 gross.
17.1.1953: Surveyed and taken in hand for repair.
22.1.1953: On completion sailed for Iceland.
3.5.1954: Company bought by Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hudson Brothers Trawlers Ltd and Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd in equal shares. Continued to operate as Loch Fishing Co of Hull Ltd. Sydney Frederick Proom designated manager.
9.9.1955: Fishing off Iceland (Sk. Reginald Lane). Answered distress call from steam trawler DANIEL QUARE (GY279) stranded in poor visibility and calm seas 7 miles WNW of Langanes Point, Iceland. Stood by while Hull trawler CAMILLA (H193) connected and attempted to re-float. This was unsuccessful and vessel abandoned. All nineteen crew rescued by Icelandic Life-saving team. Later Icelandic gunboat THOR (693grt/1951) connected and attempted to refloat but vessel broke in two.
24.5.1960: Company bought outright by Hellyer Brothers Ltd, Hull.
12.1962: Hellyer Bros Ltd amalgamated with Associated Fisheries Ltd. Lawrence Hall Swain designated manager.
24.8.1966: Sailed Hull for Iceland on last trip before transfer (Sk. Charles Thresh).
13.9.1966: At Hull landed 1,238 kits £6,616 gross.
9.1966: Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Fleetwood.
14.9.1966: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Leslie Wheildon designated manager.
29.9.1966: Hull registry closed.
30.9.1966: Registered at Fleetwood (FD97).
4.10.1966: Arrived Fleetwood (Sk.Charles Thresh). Wyre Trawlers Ltd, livery adopted.
3.11.1966: From Iceland first landing at Fleetwood 657 boxes.
4.1968: Last landing at Fleetwood. Laid up at Fleetwood awaiting a decision on her future.
25.4.1968: Sold to Jos de Smedt, Antwerp for breaking up.
10.5.1968: Arrived Antwerp from Fleetwood.
30.5.1968: Fleetwood registry closed.
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