Boat building

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Postby GarySutherland » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:10 pm

Thanks JD, I might avail myself of some fish'n'chips next time 'er-indoors' drags me off to Glasgow shopping...

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Postby Reidiboy » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:03 am

Aye, the Boy Andrew WK170 and Opportune WK171 still fish out of Wick/Scrabster with the occasional landing into Aberdeen and Peterhead. They are very well kept boats and look as new as when they did when they were first launched.
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Postby GarySutherland » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:03 pm

I was down in the town the other day and took this picture.

It shows the rather sorry state of the old boat yard as it is now. Such a shame to see the old house just left to decay as well.

The ship tied up at the Nato pier is an Estonian navy vessel, the Admiral Pitka.

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Re: Boat building

Postby howlsatthemoon » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:05 pm

For all you old (ship)yardies out there, here is a list of the fishing boats built at the yard from 1970 till the last one in 1996.
Should bring back some memories of launchings etc. or maybe you don't want to remember :wink:


CRIMSON ARROW CN30 B.1970 DECOMMISSIONED 1993
St ADRIAN KY245 B.1970 STILL FISHING
STEADFAST LH90 B.1970 STILL FISHING
STRATHYRE II LH200 B.1971 DECOMMISSIONED 1994
AQUARIAN CN42 B.1971 SANK 1983
JACQUELINE STUART LH159 B.1971 STILL FISHING
TERRA NOVA A219 B.1971 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
ARGOSY INS79 B.1972 SANK 1991
AJAX INS82 B.1972 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
OPPORTUNE BCK105 B.1973 DECOMMISSIONED 2008
CAVALIER INS109 B.1973 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
FIDELIA PD94 B.1973 DECOMMISSIONED 2008
XMAS ROSE FR125 B.1973 STILL FISHING
FALCON INS117 B.1974 DECOMMISSIONED 2008
KESTREL INS121 B.1974 SANK 1990 (ALL HANDS LOST)
ALERT FR147 B.1974 STILL FISHING
MARY CROAN INS231 B.1974 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
SURMOUNT BCK98 B.1974 STILL FISHING
ANDROMEDA INS167 B.1975 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
AQUARIUS INS222 B.1975 SANK 1981
ADONIS LK371 B.1975 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
DEFIANCE INS19 B.1975 SANK 1992
AJAX INS168 B.1975 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
RENOWN KY257 B.1975 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
EMMA THOMSON INS100 B.1975 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
MARDEN D372 B.1976 DECOMMISSIONED 2006
CRIMSON DAWN W119 B.1976 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
ARGONAUT IV KY157 B.1976 STILL FISHING
FEAR NOT INS197 B.1976 STILL FISHING
SEA SPRAY S89 B.1977 DEREGISTERED 2004
SHEILWOOD A155 B.1977 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
VON TN381 B.1977 STILL FISHING BUT DUE FOR DECOMMISSIONING
CHALLENGER II PD212 B.1977 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
MERLEWOOD A270 B.1978 SANK 1999
FIDELIS II FR319 B.1978 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
KESTREL INS253 B.1978 STILL FISHING
FRAM VN449 B.1978 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
VESTURBUGVIN VN459 B.1978 SANK 1999
RESEARCH TN449 B.1979 CONVERTED TO FERRY
BOY ANDREW WK171 B.1979 STILL FISHING
ARKTOS II KY129 B.1979 SANK 2003
RESPLENDENT PD298 B.1979 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
SPES MELIOR PD397 B.1979 STILL FISHING
DRAIOCHT NA MARA D501 B.1980 DUE TO BE SCRAPPED
SHARONA LH263 B.1980 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
MAIRHEAD KY150 B.1980 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
POLONIA B339 B.1980 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
SUNBEAM LK335 B.1981 SANK 2007
CRYSTAL RIVER B346 B.1981 STILL FISHING
BENAIAH II B350 B.1981 STILL FISHING
HEATHERBELLE III LH272 B.1981 STILL FISHING
WHITE HEATHER VI LH1 B.1981 STILL FISHING
AURIGA II LH449 B.1981 STILL FISHING
VALHALLA III LH67 B.1982 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
VOYAGER KY336 B.1982 STILL FISHING
ALKAID UL257 B.1982 STILL FISHING
ARGYLL INS217 B.1982 STILL FISHING
KILORAN INS10 B.1983 STILL FISHING
COWRIE INS67 B.1983 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
ORKNEY REIVER K49 B.1983 DECOMMISSIONED 2002
WANDERER III BA66 B.1984 STILL FISHING
SUNRISE FR359 B.1984 STILL FISHING
KAREN ANNE INS61 B.1984 STILL FISHING
BE READY LK377 B.1985 DECOMMISSIONED 2008
ADONIS LK172 B.1985 SANK 1994
DONVALE II LK137 B.1985 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
ANDROMEDA II INS177 B.1985 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
ARDENT II INS127 B.1986 STILL FISHING
BOY ANDREW WK170 B.1986 STILL FISHING
CONNAUGHT II FR131 B.1986 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
SUNBEAM LK335 B.1986 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
SUNBEAM INS68 B.1987 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
BRERETON INS97 B.1987 STILL FISHING
DEFIANT LK371 B.1987 STILL FISHING
WAVE SHEAF LK134 B.1987 STILL FISHING
MAGGIE M MBE SH170 B.1988 STILL FISHING
ALISON KAY LK57 B.1988 STILL FISHING
ENDEAVOUR LK173 B.1988 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
MARANATHA II UL33 B.1988 SANK 2005
MARIGOLD INS241 B.1989 STILL FISHING
BUDDING ROSE PD149 B.1990 STILL FISHING
ARKH ANGELL K616 B.1990 STILL FISHING
INGA NESS K44 B.1991 SANK 2003
GUARDIAN ANGELL K535 B.1992 STILL FISHING
HEATHER BLOOM INS110 B.1992 SANK 1994 (1 HAND LOST)
SHEMARAH II LH65 B.1995 STILL FISHING
STEADFAST IV FR433 B.1996 DECOMMISSIONED 2003
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Re: Boat building

Postby petewick » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:42 pm

Thanks Howler, great info there.
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Re: Boat building

Postby jdcarra » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:05 pm

petewick wrote:Thanks Howler, great info there.


Quite an impressive list of shipbuilding from the wee toon, never realised that there was so many built :) .
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Re: Boat building

Postby howlsatthemoon » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:48 pm

jdcarra wrote: never realised that there was so many built :) .


There were some other non-fishing vessels built over the years

BALNAHUA - FERRY
CREAR - WELLBOAT/CARGO VESSEL
DEBRA ROSE - FLOATING RESTAURANT
FISHNISH - WORKBOAT
FYNE LASS - WORKBOAT
HALCYON - FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL
SOLEA - WELLBOAT/CARGO VESSEL
SURVEYOR - SURVEY VESSEL
THORSVOE - FERRY
P1 - CABIN CRUISER (can't remember its name but it was the worst attempt at a cabin cruiser I have ever seen :lol: )
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Re: Boat building

Postby howlsatthemoon » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:02 pm

Was watching Trawlermen on "Dave" the last night and noticed that the pair-trawlers "Ryanwood FR307" and "Castlewood FR216" set a new record (in 2007) for a pair team when they grossed nearly £119,000 for a single trip.

Castlewood was built at the shipyard in 1978 when launched was called Kestrel INS253, not to bad for a 30 year old boat.

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Re: Boat building

Postby abbey craig » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:01 pm

theyre talk of a shipyard workers/skipper owners reunion this year,watch this space :wink:
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