the Relko was mainly on researse with pelagic trawls with sir dennis Burney i dont know if this is the correct spelling for his name but he was the guy who invented the paravane that mine sweepers used. she was powered by Maybach engines and was built at Mitchison's on the Tyne, i dont know whether she ever fished commercally. i was chief engineer in her sister ship the Pelamid SN 71 that was sold to the Norwegians as a carrier and the next time i sore her was when she was loading sprats at North Shields fish quay. i hope this of some help to you Norman ex chief
Hi here is the history I have on Relko all additional info welcome
Relko: (SN 128) (1962 – 20??) (Steel) O.N. 187941: 270g, 67n 112.2 x 25.0 x 12.6 feet 800 hp Diesel 2 x 4-cyl 4 SCSA Oil Engines by Maybech by Bristol Siddeley Engineering Ltd, Coventry) (Single screw shaft & variable pitch propeller)
18.07.1962: Launched by T. Mitchison Ltd Gateshead (Yd. No 518) forSeapool Ltd London (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd North Shields managers) as “Relko” SN 128. 05.07.1963: Completed by Greenock Dockyard Company (Gateshead) Ltd. 07.1963: Registered at North Shields SN 128. 06.01.1964: Owned by White Fish Authority London. 1968: Owned by Vickers Ltd Barrow on Furness (James Fisher & Sons Ltd., Barrow, managers) converted to Diving Support/Research Vessel. 04.06.1968: Renamed “VICKERS VENTURER”. 1972: Owned by Vickers Oceanic Ltd. 1980: Owned by British Oceanics Ltd., (Premier Shipping & Engineering Ltd., managers). 1980: Renamed “VENTURER”. 1981: Owned by Eagle Tugs Ltd., (Shipmarc Ltd., managers), Cayman Islands. 1986: Owned by Albin Maritime Corp., (Southern Engineering Company Ltd, managers), St Vincent. 1988: LR class withdrawn, owners and managers deleted. 09.10.2007: Reported as having been sold, to undisclosed buyers.
I think the Shetland museum website have a photo ???