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UNKNOWN Nr:43 now called TURCOMAN 1965

UNKNOWN Nr:43 now called TURCOMAN 1965

Ahoy,
One for you "Fishermen" as we do have a lot members here,I do believe reading H 233,and she looks to me as a trawler?

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I believe she is the Turcoman H233. I can find out that much about her name and that she was Hamlings Trawlers. As to any other details i'll have to defer to our Hull/Grimsby experts.

She looks almost German in style and at this size almost certainally a freezer trawler.

Possibly in the drydock being converted into a seismic ship as her gantry's have been removed and without them she would not have been able to work her gear.

Davie
 

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She is the Turcoman ex Ranger Apollo SN148. Built by Brookes Marine Lowestoft in 1965. She was owned by BUT but never sailed much due to the quota situation of the time. She was sold to Salvesean and became the Standby boat Kilsyth. She ended her time as Putford Protector. Cheers TD
 

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She was named after a Hellyers ship who became part of BUT...Mibbe that's where the confusion arose. I never trust the interenet without checking. I think your earlier comments were close though? Mibbe that's her being converted to Kilsyth?...Cheers TD
 

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Ahoy Mates,
That was very fast, and the piccie shows her indeed in a dock, well as she was "H" registered, it must have been a Hull trawler, if no one will come up with another name I will change her name into TURCOMAN 1965.
 

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Yes TD i'd say that she's definately in the throws of conversion into the Kilsyth as without her stern A-Frames she couldn't haul out her gear or empty the cod end.

Quick result after all !!!

Davie
 

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