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20th January 2010, 20:35
I was just wondering, what's the oldest boat still fishing in your country?

Here in belgium it is the R21 Twee Gebroeders
here you can see a picture : http://www.ship-hunters.be/photo%20gallery/Fp/Fishing/R/R21%20Twee%20Gebroeders.htm

best regards

21st January 2010, 00:21
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=40449 must be near it think theres some older boats at creels in orkney though?

21st January 2010, 13:18
We have some very old mussel dredgers in Ireland pre 1930's.

21st January 2010, 15:56
thanks for the info,
do you have some pictures?

mc stout
21st January 2010, 17:20
Tannie Christina built 1905:

Our boat the Janna SO962 was built in 1912 but she was extensively rebuilt in recent times and the Primar SO946 built in 1938 and still origional:

21st January 2010, 18:26
cheers mate,

they look pretty old :p
love those old boats,
any more?


26th January 2010, 16:56
When I was looking at the Dublin registers there is one entry still open from 1899... TOPAZ (D 8) shown both in the Merchant list (No: 14 in 1899) and the Fishing Register Volume 4 page 16. Sorry, didn't take any details. Anyone know anything about this boat?

19th August 2010, 19:14
Where do you get access to the port registers OffScotland?

19th August 2010, 22:21
Which port are you interested in? The Dublin registers are with the Customs & Excise Department in Dublin. It's in a newish building near a business park on the north side... can't find the bit of paper with the addresses at present... I have a list of addresses for the UK ports in 'Off Scotland' but I've listed them http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1917 and http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1918

Mr Mate's Mate
6th July 2011, 21:10
It should have been the Esther, the Grimsby built smack moored alongside the Ross Tiger. Built in 1888, she was still fishing when the museum bought her in the early 1990's and then never had the money to do anything with her. She's in a sorry state now...

Fil Ebz
26th November 2011, 22:31
I helped out on the Esther in 94-95 made a really good start on a restoration hull re caulked new deck most of the alterations over the years removed. overhauled the engine then STOP left to deacy and rot a very sorry forgotton vessel.