Running trials in the Humber Estuary

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mick Evans Hull

Granton Osprey GN 19

Built 1960          Richard Dunston, Hessle  (Steel)
Yard No 768
Owner at New William  Carnie Ltd, Granton Edinburgh (William Carnie owner/manager)
ID no 300603
Launch Date 27.02.1960
Completed 05.1960
Gross Tons 230
Nett Tons 78
Engine 720 hp 4SA   6-cyl by Ruston Hornsby, Lincoln
Length 108.6ft
Breadth 23.9ft
Depth 11.9ft


Registered at Granton GN 19
1967 Owned by Carnie & Croan  Ltd,  Granton Edinburgh (William Carnie manager).
1969 Owned by Croan Trawlers  Ltd, Granton Edinburgh (Joe Croan manager)
1970 Owned by British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd,  Granton Edinburgh


Ran aground on Bressay Island, Shetland during hurricane force winds. Crew rescued by Lerwick Lifeboat. Later refloated.
05.1977 Owned by Putford Enterprises & Whapload Engineering, Lowestoft and converted to ORSV (Oil Rig Safety / Supply Vessel)
1977 Granton registry closed.
1977 Converted to ORSV (Oil Rig Safety / Supply Vessel).
1984 Re - Engined with a 500hp Ruston unit.
1984 Owned by Putford Enterprises Ltd,  Lowestoft. 
1984 Renamed  "PUTFORD OSPREY"
1993 Owned by owners in Lisbon Portugal
1993 Renamed "FORD OSPREY"
1993 Stranded and lost at Vila do Condo Portugal
  In Douglas Harbour Isle of Man
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mike Craine 40+ Fishing Boat Association