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  1. Thread: Benguela 11

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    Benguela 11

    I was out in Nigeria fishing for prawns (long story!) The boat i was Skipper off was the Benguela 11, she had 2 identical sisters 1 & 111 also based in Lagos. She had been originally built for the...
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    Thanks for all the imfo Paul/ regards....Rab

    Thanks for all the imfo Paul/ regards....Rab
  3. Still a sad end Davie, you could almost...

    Still a sad end Davie, you could almost greet.........................
  4. Strange place for her to turn up Davie ! Wonder...

    Strange place for her to turn up Davie ! Wonder what the story is behind this ?? /Rab
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    I too should like to offer my thanks to Davie and...

    I too should like to offer my thanks to Davie and the team for what to them must have been a nightmare in getting the site back up and running again. Well done! I was begining to suffer withdrawal...
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    Thanks for that Ally, much appreciated. That pic...

    Thanks for that Ally, much appreciated. That pic o her is as she was when i was aboard her, took back a few memories i can tell you........oh happy days.
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    Clachan BCK159/Eileen Anne PD221

    Can anyone give me any more off the history of the 'Eileen Anne' PD221. I think she was built by Forbes of Peterhead but i don't know for sure.:confused: When i was in her in 69 i'm sure it was 152...
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    Hi Bill, Just spoken to Jim and the 'Girl May' he...

    Hi Bill, Just spoken to Jim and the 'Girl May' he had was PD283. He said the she was built just before or just after Mackies 'Serene' if thats any use ?
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    Don't really know if i can help here though i...

    Don't really know if i can help here though i might be on the wrong track..........If it's the 'Girl May' that Jim Pirie had i know him well and see him regularly. I know that he would be only too...
  10. Thread: Norton Queen

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    Talisman Trawlers, i vaguely remember the Norton.

    Talisman Trawlers, i vaguely remember the Norton.
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    I am gaun doon next week to see if i can find oot...

    I am gaun doon next week to see if i can find oot anything mair aboot her being here. Thanks for aw the replies and information.
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    "Quiet Waters'

    As you will see i have Pic's of this boat as i found her up the slipway in Villa Joyosa, Spain. Can anyone give me any info on this boat? I seem to remember on the go back in the mists of...
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    Thanks for that, i was 3rd Hand on the Ormesby...

    Thanks for that, i was 3rd Hand on the Ormesby Queen the night she went down. They got the crew off and we stood by her till she sank, make sure no one ran into her. I wasn't sure after all these...
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    Talisman Trawler's

    Has anyone got or do they know where i could find Pics of the following trawlers in there fishing days.
    Carlton Queen, Ludham Queen, Ormesby Queen, also could anyone confirm if the Barton Queen sank...
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    Grimsby Trawlermen

    I also worked beside a few Grimsby trawlers, The 'Cat' ships that George mentioned worked a fair bit at Faroe toward the end keeping clear of the mayhem which was taking place a few miles North.!!!!!...
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    Hi George....great to hear your still on the...

    Hi George....great to hear your still on the go......have sent you a message. You have certainly stirred the memory we that lot.........many thanks for giving all the info
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    beverley.durham@fishingnews.co.uk Hi All, ...

    beverley.durham@fishingnews.co.uk
    Hi All,
    This is the name of the woman i have been dealing with. She has been extremely helpful bearing in mind that most of the stuff is not in a...
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    Had 2 replies from Beverley at the FN's. The gist...

    Had 2 replies from Beverley at the FN's. The gist of her info was that they do have arhives though not much in the electronic version. Anyone wishing any info though can contact her and she will do...
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    Thanks for that, will post any info i get back...

    Thanks for that, will post any info i get back from them. E-Mailed them am today........
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    FN's Archives

    Thanks Davie,
    Have E-Mailed the editor of the FN and will post any info about their archives if they have any on here as soon as i get any news. Here's hoping...
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    Fishing News/archives

    Does anyone know if the FN's has a archive of the Pic's they have used over the years ? Mad at them for stopping the 'Crossie' though !:(
  22. What planet are they living on !!!!!!!!!!...

    What planet are they living on !!!!!!!!!! ?????????? Beggars belief !!!!:mad:
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    'Defiant' OB207 & 'Juneve' 111 PD21

    Defiant OB207 - Does anyone have any information about her and a Pic of her when she was working out off Peterhead. She had a shelterdeck then and she had her engine for'd. I should know as i was...
  24. Thread: Pd147

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    Thanks again Douglas, dunna ken what i would do...

    Thanks again Douglas, dunna ken what i would do with oot you, Davie and many others who have given me so much info........
  25. Thread: Pd147

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    They didn't actually land there at the time, they...

    They didn't actually land there at the time, they only had a cold store at the head of the pier where they sometime stowed fish in before reloading it back aboard the boat and then down to Lerwick to...
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