Logical extension of the Olsens thread......I have a copy of Fishing Vessels of Britain & Ireland dated 2001. Anyone requiring any info from that, please just ask, I will gladly help if I can, Trev
LOL - you were quick off the mark there Treeve. I only came back on because I realised I had given you the wrong registration no. You're dead right she's N217. N247 should be 'Constant Faith' sister ship to the 'Velvet Chord', (Malahide c1976) which I also served on.treeve said:Capella; (BCKII); N217, A19751; GDFB; 1949 Buckie Herd Mackenzie;;
Present owner Sean Allen Kilkeel, County Down
No mate. Velevet Chord II must be a newer vessel. Is she also owned by Jack McKee?treeve said:I can't see any immediate sign of Constant Faith in the lists.
I'll have another look later....
Capella is 70 x 18 x 8ft; 77grt; 41 nrt.
Are you talking about Velvet Chord II; N275?
You've hit the nail on the head there sir. The original Velvet Chord was definitely built in Malahide alongside her sister ship Constant Faith. The latter was owned and skippered by Robert (The Dick) McKee.treeve said:Velvet Chord II owned by Robert J McKee.
Built 1988 Holland.
Must have sold off the 1976 "version", could well be
renamed and working elsewhere.
We have a number of older vessels working in Newlyn,
Ben My Chree built 1965, St Guenole, for example, currently
being overhauled and repaired in wet dock, Penzance.
I am photographing as many local vessels as possible to
place on line.