Official Number: 180333
Yard Number: 789
Gross Tonnage: 366
Net Tonnage: 137
Length: 136.9 ft
Breadth: 26.1 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Speed: 10.9 knots
1.11.1947: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.789) for The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as MARGARET WICKS.
26.1.1948: Completed registered at Fleetwood (FD265).
16.2.1948: Landed maiden (Sk. W. Lane), grossed £3940 from 1087 boxes.
1.12.1953: In response to broadcast steamed to assist VELIA (FD116) in search for survivors from HILDINA (H222) which had capsized in approximate position 59.48N 5.14W, 50 miles N by W1/2W of Sule Skerry having come fast and broached. At 10. 16 am.VELIA proceeded to Stornoway with ten survivors. In deteriorating weather conditions continued search in company with MONIMIA (FD266) until 1.37 pm. but no further survivors found although wreckage was sighted.
6.1956: Company taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood. (Fred Parkes, Blackpool, manager).
7.7.1956: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Sir Fred Parkes, manager).
1958: New boiler fitted.
12.9.1962: On Icelandic grounds arrested for alleged illegal fishing.
13.9.1962: Court at Reykjavik fined Sk. Mecklenburgh £2160 and confiscated nets and catch (£1350).
7.2.1963: Transferred to Aberdeen Near Water Trawlers Ltd, Aberdeen (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
24.3.1963: On slip at Tórshavn but not hauled out, possible fouled propeller.
13.5.1963: Returned to Fleetwood (Arthur J. Lewis, manager).
7.12.1963: Sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds (Sk. Harry Chantler). Took bunkers in Belfast.
8.12.1963: With Mate in charge of watch, at 0225 stranded on rocks Mull of Oa, Islay; fifteen crew rescued by breeches buoy. Islay lifeboat and HMS HAMPSHIRE stood by.
15.12.1963: Refloated by salvage and mooring vessel RFA DISPENSER (775grt/1943) and towed to Port Ellen Bay. Subsequently towed to Ardrossan for survey.
1.1964: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Arthur J. Lewis, manager).
2.1964: Declared a CTL.
2.1964: Sold to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd, Faslane for breaking up.
12.2.1964: Sailed Ardrossan under tow for Faslane.
13.2.1964: Delivered Faslane. Fleetwood registry closed. DTI held preliminary inquiry into the loss, but no formal inquiry was ever held.
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