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FD 64 LORD HOTHAM

PICTURED IN FLEETWOOD FISH DOCK MID 1960S ELLA HEWETT IN BACKGROUND

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Have you been back lately, Robert..

the whole bloody dock is filled with pontoons for the stinkin' nuveau riche and their gin palace tupperware lunch boxes.
the tiny fishing fleet that is still hanging on by the skin of it's teeth is being squeezed out for these money makers, and litterally have to hug the dock side to get out into the river.....bloody criminal of ABP.

Gawd knows how the Jacinta will get in and turn around into her birth when she returns from her jollie.
 

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She will come back one day Neil and won't be able to get in,they will force her out in the end either that or she will miss judge it one day and wreck the place then they will tell her to get out,that would be something to see her ramming into a load of lunch boxes.What they should have done is cleared the corner in the other dock where the old sand plant was and berthed her there imagen the interest from people visiting Freeport she get.
 

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get me a grand stand ticket, tony
i'd love to see it.
perhaps if they give the helm to mr L Marr when she comes back from Birkenhead, even he could manage that.lol
 

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I've seen afew hit the wall on Marr's corner coming in when linning up for the lock pit's into the fish dock and it's only because they were going to fast and tide got old of the stern end,best one was one of the Marr's stern draggers it pushed her bow in by about 2ft.
 

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Jacinta managed to get back in but still not managed to turn her around as of yet.
I agree with Tony placing the jacinta in the first dock would have been a wiser idea as visitors being able to see her closer will make them climb aboard and have a good look around. Where she is at the minute is a little out of the way but maybe this is what they want ? to push her out ?
I use to go down the dock regular but since they have placed the pontoons i rarely go as it makes me sick.
I took some images of the pontoons a while back and they can be found at the bottom of this page.
http://www.fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk/fleetwood-dock/
 

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they've actually cleared an area of pontoons in Wyre Dock at the corner closest to the old Presaton's paint shops(now no more)
I wonder if they are going to put her there instead of in the Fish Dock??
 

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Back to the pic, LORD HOTHAM.
LORD HOTHAM (H309/FD64) (1962-1967)
O.N. 164927. 466g 178n 161.3 x 26.6 x 14.1 feet
T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
1.1948: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F

8.4.1936: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1156) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as Lord Hotham. 5.1936: Completed. 26.5.1936: Registered at Hull (H309). 9.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£25,676). Fitted out for anti-submarine duties (P.No. FY.133). 15.11.1939: Hull registry closed. 9.1945: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Thomas Boyd, manager). 16.3.1946: Registered at Hull (H231). 16.11.1946: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager) (20/-). 17.4.1950: Owners re-styled Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager). 25.11.1952: Escorted into Tromsö by Norwegian destroyer for alleged fishing in territorial waters. Sk. Niels M. Pedersen refused to pay a fine and elected to go to court. 28.11.1952: At a court in Tromsö, Sk. Pedersen was fined in total £4450. 22.7.1953: Owners reverted to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager). 4.1.1962: Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. 20.2.1962: Hull registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD64). 1967: Sold to Jos. de Smedt, Antwerp for demolition. 21.3.1967: Delivered Antwerp from Fleetwood under her own power.
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Gil Mayes.

You obviously have information about the price paid by the Admiralty for the trawlers purchased at the outbreak of WW2. But do you have any inkling about how that price was arrived at?

Was it a kind of a market price? Or was it some form of original cost, depreciated?

Birgir Thorisson.
 

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Thanks to Roger Griffiths I have the price paid for most of the trawlers purchased by the Admiralty before and in the early stages of WW2. I have no idea what criteria was in force to determine a fair market price or... was there some arrangement that many would come back, at a fair price, to the Hull Ice Co Ltd for restoration and return to fishing. Also thanks to Peter Bell I have the monthly hire rate for most of the requisitioned fishing vessels (trawlers & drifters) in WW2.
Gil.
 

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