In Grimsby Docks

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kerbtrawler Deep Sea Trawlers.co.uk

                  Ross Kestrel GY 658                    

Built 1961  Cochrane & Sons Ltd,  Selby  (Steel)
   
Yard No 1461
   
Owner at New Ross Trawlers Ltd,  Grimsby (Dennis Roberts manager)
   
ID no 303271
   
Launch Date 21.11.1960
   
Completed 06.1961
   
Gross Tons 288
   
Nett Tons 92
   
Engine 785 hp   6cyl 4SA by  Ruston Hornsby, Lincoln
   
Length 107.5ft
   
Breadth 24.5ft
   
Depth 12.5ft
   
Owners  
06.1961 Registered at Grimsby GY 658
10.1961 Owned by G. F. Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby
10.1967 Owned by Ross Trawlers Ltd,  Grimsby (Dennis Roberts manager)
10.1969 Owned by British United Trawlers, Grimsby.
1970 Owned by Wyre Trawlers Ltd,  Fleetwood
1973 Owned by British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Granton Edinburgh.
27.05.1973 While fishing a few miles east off the Fair Isle, a live torpedo was brought onboard with the trawl. Skipper Joe Jamieson thought it safer to secure the torpedo onboard and leave its disposal to the authorities when they returned to Granton. Chief Engineer Robert Clements and 2nd engineer James Marusczak lost their lives in a subsequent explosion.
1978 Owned by British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd, Aberdeen.
1979 Sold as scrap.
 
 
   
    Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jonleif Joensen Faeroe Islands
   
 

Newspaper clipping (1) of Ross Kestrel GY 658 after torpedo explosion

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Charles Young & Edinburgh Evening News

   
   
 

Newspaper clipping (2) of Ross Kestrel GY 658 after torpedo explosion

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Charles Young & Edinburgh Evening News