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Black Watch GY 23

Black Watch was built by Rickmers Weft, Bremenhaven, Germany
04/1956 and was owned by Loyal Steam Fishing Co from 07/1956.
01/1966 sold to Northern Trawlers
08/1976 sold to Belgium
One incident reported in the Grimsby Bygones Paper, in June 1974 she was involved in a collision with the Vianova, another Grimsby Trawler, whilst fishing off Iceland, The Vianova required repairs to her stern which were carried out in Iceland but the Black Watch came off worse and suffered a flooded fish room which needed her to be beached before repairs could be undertaken. She finally returned to Grimsby by which time the catch had gone rotten and she became famous for the smell of rotten fish coming from her hold.

Her details are

  • Official Number 184941
  • Yard Number 284
  • Call Sign MWTR
  • GT 697 NT 238 
  • Dimensions 185.2 x 31.5 x 17
  • Foc’sle 38′
  • Engines 1200HP 2 x 18 cylinder Built by Ottensener Elsenwerk

Scrapped 08/1976