Northern Gift GY 704

Northern Gift was Built 1962 by Cook, Welton & Gemmel of Beverly for Northern Trawlers Ltd Grimsby
15/05/1974 Whilst outward bound for Iceland in thick Fog she was involved in a collision with a German freighter Brook near Bull Light Vessel.
With the trawler badly holed and in danger of sinking the crew were taken off aboard the pilot cutter Captain Holmes
The Ross Khartoum GY 120 took the Boat in Tow but it was clear she would not make it back to Grimsby so she was beached at Spurn Bight near the Humber Lifeboat station
20/05/1974 She was refloated and returned to Grimsby for repairs
18/12/1980 Bought by the Dagon Fishing Co Ltd Lowestoft  Renamed St. Davids LT 90 converted as an Oil Rig Support Vessel 
1987 Vessel sold for Scrap

The vessel was sold to Liguria Maritime Ltd for scrapping in 1987 registered as LT 90 

Here are the details 

  • Official Number 304780
  • Yard Number 982
  • Call Sign GJTJ
  • GT 576 NT 194
  • Dimensions 166.5 x 30.5 x 16.30
  • Foc’sle 28′
  • Engines 8 cylinder 1400 hp Mirlees Bickerton & Day 14 knots

Left Lowestoft 28/09/1987 for the breakers being towed by CAICOS