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Orcades BCK 67 - OB232 - Shimanda BCK 96 -Strathspey BCK96

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Old 8th October 2007, 20:50
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Orcades BCK 67 - OB232 - Shimanda BCK 96 -Strathspey BCK96

Does anyone have information about this vessel please?
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Old 8th October 2007, 21:53
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Built 69 at Buckie, c/s MNHA, 72 ft. Owner in 71 was R. Irvin , N. Shields. By 1980 was OB232 owner C. Salvesen, A'deen.By 1985, A.Henderson, Mallaig was joint owner with Salvesen. By 1991 was Shimanda BCK96 owned Denholm Fishselling, Edinburgh. 1996 same. By 2000, change of owner to FR Inshore Fishermen Ltd. 2001-03 back to Denholm Fishselling. By 2004 was Strathspey BCK96, still with Denholm. From Olsens and FVBI.
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Old 9th October 2007, 16:57
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I,m sure Strathspey is lying up in Lochinver harbour ,least it was August this year .
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Old 9th October 2007, 22:22
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Jim Cowie and his son Allen had her with R Irvin first next I saw her I think it was Jeff Geddes had her working out of Lochinver, there could have been someone between that though,
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Old 10th October 2007, 08:55
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Jim Cowie and his son Allen had her with R Irvin first next I saw her I think it was Jeff Geddes had her working out of Lochinver, there could have been someone between that though,
Tommy Mearns from Portknockie had her between those owners billmacca
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Old 10th October 2007, 12:35
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It was not long after the Orcades was built when Johnnie Cowie had the second Gem built,she ended up as Crystal Waters,think the hull is still lying in PD.
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Old 14th October 2007, 10:12
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Just uploaded a photo of her lying in Lochinver in May this year. Getting converted to a house boat.
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Old 14th October 2007, 18:41
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Many thanks for all the info.
What type of fishing did she undertake.
When she was OB232 she pair trawled for herring. I think with the Defiant OB207 and possibly the Aries BCK126 when BCK67.
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Old 22nd October 2007, 13:28
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Mike,The Orcades was trawling all her life,when new she was side trawling,gallows fore and aft on the starboard side
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Old 25th October 2007, 23:26
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Hi Mike
Orcades BCK 67 Built by G.Thompson & Sons Buckie 1969 O/L 75.3 Brd 21.3 Dep 8.9 Tons 61.42 Engine Kelvin 320 Built for A Cowie Buckie.
hope this is a little more info for you

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Old 23rd March 2008, 04:42
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the orcades was launched in 1970 i was at the launch,it was built for stewart cowie <boon> and his 3 brothersjames/john/george.she then went 2 malliag for a few years till jeff geddes bought her, and he had her till he sold it for house boat last year
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Old 23rd March 2008, 05:35
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sorry just remembered that was the oddesy ur rght orcades was alany cowies boat
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