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Northern Jewel GY 1

Northern Jewel built 01/06/1954 by Cochranes of Selby for Northern Trawlers Ltd London
01/07/1969 Became part of the B.U.T livery
29/01/1975 Last Landing then Laid up for disposal
03/03/1976 Sold to H Kitson Vickers & Sons Sheffield for Breaking
14/05/1976 Resold to London Demolition Co Ltd and allocated to Medway Secondary Metals Rainham Kent

The painting is by Steve Farrow from his collection.

The Northern jewel was originally Copanes ordered by Rinovia Steam Fishing Co but was purchased by Northerns
Her Skipper on the Maiden Voyage was W Wood staying with her for the following 5 years
During one incident she was caught fishing inside the Icelandic 6 mile limit whilst being skippered by M Smith, She was spotted by the Icelandic gunboat ODINN and they decided to make a run for it, but were soon caught.
The vessel was taken to Sessdisfjoerdur and fined £6000.00 along with the confiscation of the fishing gear.
On their return to port the skipper was sacked.
B.U.T who were now running the Northern fleet, laid her up along with nine other ships due to the decline in the industry. 

Photo supplied by Photomarine

Her details are 

  • Official Number 184920
  • Yard Number 1366 
  • Her call sign GRNN
  • GT 799 NT 313
  • Dimensions 182.5′ x 32′ x 17′
  • Foc’sle of 33′
  • Engines by Amos & Smith 3 cyl 16.5, 28.5, 47 x 30 12 Knots
  • Funnel Colours Grey with black top separated by white band. 

She was eventually Scrapped 19/02/1976