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    Trawlers with guns - WW2

    Does anyone know if, during WW2, trawlers that were not requistioned would have had guns mounted. My thoughts are probably not as how would they get ammunition.

    Question stems from the loss of the...
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    Yes he is...

    Yes he is...
  3. Glorious - 24footer, built by John Buchan, Peterhead

    I have just received an email and concludes with this request...

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    I would be grateful if you could help me I have recently purchased a
    24'...
  4. Thread: 'Bay Wyke'

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    Hi CaptDon, Did you find any documention or...

    Hi CaptDon,
    Did you find any documention or carved numbers, such as 182376? Would be interested in the date of the earliest American documentation. I presume she is now has an American Registry?...
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    My pal Graeme has the former 'St Britwin' (also...

    My pal Graeme has the former 'St Britwin' (also Danish built). Not long after she first came to Eyemouth from Killybegs...
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    I have a book 'Metal Industries. Shipbreaking at...

    I have a book 'Metal Industries. Shipbreaking at Rosyth and Charlestown' by Ian Buxton
    On page 97:-
    Loch Lyon Trawler 225G 1916
    Sold by C F Graham, Aberdeen to Northern Shipbreaking, Peterhead....
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    In 'Off Scotland' I have:- INVINCIBLE Left...

    In 'Off Scotland' I have:-
    INVINCIBLE Left Lossiemouth for fishing and seen on the 31st March 1887. Not heard or seen since. Capt. Scott.

    She was a 25ton lugsail built in 1882. Interestingly I do...
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    Would love to get photos with D105 or BS85 for my...

    Would love to get photos with D105 or BS85 for my Tyrrell web page http://www.sol.co.uk/i/iangwhittaker/boatyards/Tyrrell.htm
    The builders plate would give a Yard number if it was still on when you...
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    Model building in Turkey

    I received this email and thought others might like to see Hakan's model.
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    Hi Ian,

    Ive seen your web site and old irish fishing boat pictures.

    I...
  10. Have you checked with the Fishing Boat Registers...

    Have you checked with the Fishing Boat Registers for the Isle of Man Ports. They are held at the Manx Museum in Douglas (or were in 1998...). You might also find the Official Number carved into one...
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    Father Mark

    As a result of having my Tyrrell list online I've received the following:-

    Hi Ian,

    I am trying to trace a fishing boat called "The Father Mark". I was told she was a Tyrrell boat, but she is...
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    Amendment No:41 loaded....

    Amendment No:41 loaded. http://www.sol.co.uk/i/iangwhittaker/book/app041.html
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    2 off K2 engines sitting in the foghorn...

    2 off K2 engines sitting in the foghorn compressor room at Kirkabister Light on Bressay. Perhaps an enquiry to Northern Lighthouse Board. I know they got rid of all their Kelvin spares a couple of...
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    Hi Douglas, Seems that Blue Dragon was built by...

    Hi Douglas,
    Seems that Blue Dragon was built by Walter Duncan in Shetland circa 1974. I don't now think she was a fishing boat, perhaps a pleasure craft. Came to Berwick about 1982 and was sold...
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    Blue Dragon

    Anyone heard of a 24ft clinker built boat called 'Blue Dragon'? Built somewhere near Berwick and sold up to Shetland, possibly Lerwick.
  16. Thread: 'Bay Wyke'

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    Hi there, I recently had a letter returned...

    Hi there,
    I recently had a letter returned undelivered that I sent to Ray Newmen. Perhaps you might be able to help.
    Thanks,
    Ian

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    Dear Mr. Newmen,
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    Amendment No:40 loaded....

    Amendment No:40 loaded. http://www.sol.co.uk/i/iangwhittaker/book/app040.html
  18. The Kirkcaldy Fishing Registers are at the...

    The Kirkcaldy Fishing Registers are at the National Archive in Edlinburgh. References CE63/11/1 through CE63/11/7 cover the period 1869 to 1921. I have an extract of the boats that were wrecked/lost...
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    Amendment No:39 loaded....

    Amendment No:39 loaded. http://www.sol.co.uk/i/iangwhittaker/book/app039.html
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    Amendment No:38 loaded....

    Amendment No:38 loaded. http://www.sol.co.uk/i/iangwhittaker/book/app038.html
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    Now on eBay (April 2011) ...

    Now on eBay (April 2011)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/85FT-FISHING-TRAWLER-GOOD-ENGINE-/160566723483?pt=UK_Power_Boats&hash=item256285c39b
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    Hi Restless, Your private message store is full...

    Hi Restless, Your private message store is full so this is the detail I found on your list. Ian

    PRIDE OF ARRAN - Nothing found
    PRIDE OF DONEGAL - Nothing found
    PRIDE OF GORESTOWN (GORMANSTOWN) -...
  23. TEGWEN - Nobles, Fraserburgh AMBITIOUS - ??

    Anyone know anything about a boat built by Nobles of Fraserburgh called TEGWEN. I'm not sure whether she was a fishing boat or a yacht, but in 1969 she was being sold by Southern Marine of Malahide...
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    I suspect that the wind farms will be taking over...

    I suspect that the wind farms will be taking over what used to be fishing grounds now that we've got no boats to go out there...
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    Renewables are OK but I'm still not convinced by...

    Renewables are OK but I'm still not convinced by the sums. If you take the UK as a whole at 62,000,000 folk or 31,000,000 homes we are talking 62,000 turbines. And where will these need to be,...
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