Ships Nostalgia banner

1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,428 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,125 Posts
I can also offer any info from Fishing vessels of Britian & Ireland should anyone require any. I have all the books from 1993 to 2006.
Also a large amount of information (Mainly SW England) from Fishing News 1960 - 2006.
Regards, Martin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Hi guys, can anyone give me info on N247 Capella. 65ft Buckie built (1949)narrow waister. I served on her in 1976 and know she was laid up after the death of her skipper.

Just nostalgia for me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
Capella; (BCKII); N217, A19751; GDFB; 1949 Buckie Herd Mackenzie;;
Present owner Sean Allen Kilkeel, County Down
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
treeve said:
Capella; (BCKII); N217, A19751; GDFB; 1949 Buckie Herd Mackenzie;;
Present owner Sean Allen Kilkeel, County Down
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.

I had been to Kilkeel recently and didn't see Capella there but she had been laid up after the death of Robert Hanna and the untimely passing of his son Derek, who inherited the boat.

I'll do some more detective work now that I know she's still fishing and perhaps come up with some recent pictures of her although I have shots of her in 1975/6 when her livery was black and white with traditional s***ble wheelhouse.

Is N247 still about or did the McKee's get rid of her?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
Closest I can see in 2006 Ed

Constant Friend BH212
Constant Friend BM484
Constant Friend PD83 (ex BF470)
Velvet Chord II N275
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
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?
No mate. Velevet Chord II must be a newer vessel. Is she also owned by Jack McKee?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Peter Dryden said:
I'm sure that Constant Faith and Velvet Cord were fishing out of Blyth, Northumberland a few months ago.
They were built as an identical pair with pair trawling in mind.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
treeve said:
Closest I can see in 2006 Ed

Constant Friend BH212
Constant Friend BM484
Constant Friend PD83 (ex BF470)
Velvet Chord II N275
Unless they've been decommissioned? Built in 1976 they wouldn't be past their best as boats yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,348 Posts
Hi GDav, I think the Capella was one of the first boats of that size in Buckie to experiment with side trawling,shooting and hauling over the starboard side and it was not long before they got it of to a fine art,she was owned by the Phimister family.
Cheers,----------Wully
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
Thought this might be of interest
http://www.merseyshipping.co.uk/features/bangor/bangor.htm

Quote from Marine Times 2004
http://www.marinetimes.ie/Assets/_archive_2004/0504_north.html
The Portavogie whitefish trawler "Golden Strand" is being sold to John More of Kilkeel to replace "Zenith" which was recently scrapped.
"Golden Strand" was built in Malahide in 1976 as "Velvet Chord" for Kilkeel before being sold to Portavogie.
She has now returned to her port of origin and will be joining the whitefish fleet under the command of Skipper David Campbell.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
Just combed through the book,
found Constant Faith is now BRIAN EOIN.
She was N269; built Malahide 1976;
originall CU NA MARA S224,
now owned Martin Deasy, Cork.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
Golden Strand N270 ( ex VELVET CHORD N247 )
is now ANTARES B407; Owner Margaret More, Kilkeel

So now you know where they should be....

Best Wishes
Raymond
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,689 Posts
Newlyn has the largest Fishing fleet in Britain,
so I understand, so whether you call 'em sgips or ships
is fine..... (*))
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
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.
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.

They were a lovely pair when then entered Kilkeel at the start of that long hot summer of 1976.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top