View Full Version : Irish Deep Sea Trawlers 1950's - 60's

16th September 2007, 22:15
Would anybody have information regarding the Irish state trawlers of the 1950's and 60's. As far as I know there were four of them bought second hand from Germany. The Loch Lee and Loch Lorgan are the only two I can remember names of. My father was away on the Loch Lee fishing for haddocks and remembers landing in Stornaway. Have an old photo here that might jog somebodys memory.

17th September 2007, 11:14
The following all entered the Dublin register in the early 1950's.
LOCH LAOI (D409) 88ftx21ft Built Germany 1949
LOCH LEIN (D411) 88ftx21ft Built Germany 1948
LOCH LORGAN (D423) 88ftx21ft Built Germany 1949
Can't find a fourth of this size but there were also
NEW CHOICE (D233) 120ftx22ft Built Aberdeen 1915
EMPIRE FISHER (D315) 140ftx24ft Built Germany 1922 (Came from Leith)
{might have more info back at base, will check when I get home at the weekend}

17th September 2007, 11:57
A quick surf found:-
http://float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=showall&s=item&key=AYTozOntpOjA7czoxOiIxIjtpOjE7czoxOiI2IjtpOjI7c zoxOiI3Ijt9&pg=5045

17th September 2007, 22:44
Fair play to you Ian, you really on the ball.
anyone else with more info or photos I would be really grateful.

Thanks again,


fresh herrings
27th September 2007, 21:28
Okay lads, I was told by an old fisherman many years ago there was a fleet of sidewrinders based at Ringsend dock in Dublin. This photo you posted Johnboy, I'm quite certain it's in Ringsend dock. Sometimes these boats landed into Milford Haven. Going back even further there was a fleet of coalburner trawlers out of Ringsend as well.

12th December 2007, 23:47
was speaking to a older gentleman from mayo while fishing in killybegs a number of years ago and he fished on one from the docks in galway and worked about the kilda grounds and down round the blackstones. they must have been up and down a fair bit as he says they used dread the steam over the aran grounds and up to tory because of the big swell when there was wind behind it.