Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall, David Slinger and Milford Trawlers.
Official Number: 180343
Yard Number: 771
Gross Tonnage: 299
Net Tonnage: 114
Length: 129.6 ft
Breadth: 24.8 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 650ihp T. 3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
28.9.1946: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.771) for Association Rochelaise de Pêche à Vapeur, La Rochelle as AUNIS (LR.4042).
1951: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (Part I & IV) as NOBEL O.N.180343 (FD69).
18.3.1952: At Aberdeen, from Muckle Flugga, landed 600 boxes of hake, £4,500 gross.
5.5.1952: At Fleetwood, from Muckle Flugga, landed 800 boxes of hake, £5,129 gross.
15.5.1956: At Fleetwood Magistrates Court, in a prosecution brought by Customs & Excise, Sk. Harold Harrison was accused that he had signed a declaration that in December 1955 the trawler NOBEL was bound for grounds beyond the 61.00N 2.00E limit. This enabled him to take onboard 7lbs of tobacco and 7lbs of cigarettes at a cost of £11.12.4d evading £40.4.9d duty. In mitigation Harrison stated that he had been unwell on the voyage and had to put into Castlebay, Barra for medical assistance and therefore had fished those grounds, however on return he also signed to declare that he had fished beyond the limit. The Bench came to the conclusion that Harrison had made the false declarations knowingly and quite deliberately and he was fined £25.
12.1956: Sold to Milford Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven. Owen Willie Limbrick designated manager.
13.12.1956: First landing at Milford.
3.1958: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F by R. S. Hayes, Pembroke Dock.
25.6.1960: Outwards for Donegal grounds (Sk.Jack Bean). In Irish Sea, mate George Hill taken ill and landed in Northern Ireland for hospital treatment.
27.6.1960: Steam trawler ARTHUR CAVANAGH (M161) sailed Milford for Donegal grounds with replacement mate, George Trip, onboard. (12.1961)
1.1962: Sold to Merchants (Milford Haven) Ltd, Milford Haven. Albert Henry Davies designated manager.
2.1963: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.2.1963: Registered at Milford (M118).
4.1964: Laid up at Milford.
19.4.1965: On a Western Isles trip (Sk.Ivor Phillips). When about 70 miles off Barra Head developed a mechanical fault and laid to attempting repair.
21.4.1965: Assisted by FPV BRENDA, temporary repairs effected and under way for Milford.
24.4.1965: Last landing at Milford.
5.1965: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Passage West, Co.Cork for breaking up.
26.5.1965: Delivered Passage West from Milford Haven under own power (Sk. E. Davies).
13.12.1965: Milford registry closed, breaking up completed.
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19/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
30/04/2014: Image added.
14/05/2017: Image added and removed FMHT watermarks.
09/10/2018: Updated information.