spanish MFV Cornishman [+1992]
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nationality spanish
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1956
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 407  grt
dimensions 41.1 x 8.2 x 4 m
engine 1 diesel engine
yard no. 254
IMO/Off. no. 186345
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 18/12/1992  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Lewis John & Sons Ltd., Aberdeen
last owner
MFV Cornishman [+1992]
period 1992 ~ 1992
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
prev. owners
[2]Western Ocean Towage Co. Ltd., Plymouth
MFV Cornishman
period 1991 ~ 1992
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
[3]Pardoe A. & Pepper S.
MFV Grampian Loch
period 1991 ~ 1991
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
[4]Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
MFV Inverlochy
period 1975 ~ 1979
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
[5]Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice - Boston Deep Sea Fisheries - Fred Parkes, Grimsby
MFV Boston Invader (FD161)
period 1972 ~ 1975
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
[6]Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice - Boston Deep Sea Fisheries - Fred Parkes, Grimsby
MFV Red Rose (LO36)
period 1963 ~ 1972
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
[7]Lago Steam Trawling Ltd., London
MFV Red Rose (LO36)
period 1956 ~ 1963
IMO/Off. no.: 186345
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depth (m.) 0 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 28/08/2008
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last update 21/12/2010
Lettens Jan05/08/2010
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Allen Tony21/12/2010MFV Cornishman on the 18th December 1992 when on her delivery voyage to Vigo/Corunna she ran aground East of Faro Olhao Ba,r Portugal and was subsequently abandoned.
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About Builders
 Lewis John & Sons Ltd., Aberdeen
The shipbuilding firm of John Lewis & Sons Ltd. specialised in cargo and fishing vessels.

John Lewis & Sons Ltd was established in 1907 by Andrew Lewis. His father John had been a wooden boatbuilder in Cove. He then built up a marine engine production and repair business in Aberdeen.

The firm did not build any ships until 1917, when the First World War created a demand for new shipping. Lewis constructed coasters and drifters but later concentrated on cargo vessels.

During the Second World War, Lewis built more than thirty vessels, including minesweeper trawlers and patrol vessels. The company continued to specialise in steam and diesel trawlers after the war. However, they also built the sail training vessel Malcolm Miller in 1968.

The trawler Fairtry was completed in 1954. This vessel was equipped for filleting and freezing its catch at sea. Fish meal and oil could also be produced. The blocks of filleted fish produced aboard Fairtry were used by Birdseye and Ross to make fish fingers.

In 1972, John Lewis & Sons Ltd. was taken over by the Wood Group. The Group had a number of fishing industry interests, including vessel ownership and fish processing. However, by this date, it was expanding into services for the oil industry.

In 1976 a new 1600 ton slipway was constructed by the Wood Group, suitable for the repair of offshore supply vessels. The yard then began to concentrate on such repair work, although it continued to build occasional vessels until the 1980s.

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