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At the end of the fifties a fleet of new trawlers were build for the Ross Fleet. The cat-class vessels are now gone, except two, the Ross Tiger (a museum) and the Ross Leopard (a bar). What happened to the other vessels?

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most of the remaining cat boats were purchased by cam shipping an off-shoot of colne shipping a lowestoft company owned by claridge trawlers.cam shipping was the son ond old man claridge a lad called bruce and he went in with marr shipping of hull which gives you the CAM SHIPPING . all the boats were used for oil rig standby work in the 80,s to 90,s in the north sea.at the time of the oil boom in the north sea it was cheaper to convert old trawlers which had been laid up after the cod wars.hope this helps if you need anymore info just ask i worked for claridge trawlers at the time.
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Thanks for the Info. Indeed, the current name on the hull of the Ross Leopard is Cam Leopard.

How many of these cat-fleet vessels still exist? One was sunk and two are still afloat as far as I know.

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frederic said:
At the end of the fifties a fleet of new trawlers were build for the Ross Fleet. The cat-class vessels are now gone, except two, the Ross Tiger (a museum) and the Ross Leopard (a bar). What happened to the other vessels?

Kind regards,
Frederic
I found Ross Leopard on a website somewhere a while back - looking pretty spruce as a nightclub. She was berthed at Ostend at the time but was due to move. Any idea where she is now?
John T.
 
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