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Name: LESWOOD
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 13/04/1960
Completed: 10/1960
Builder: T Mitchison Ltd
Yard: Friar's Goose, Gateshead
Yard Number: 500
Dimensions: 234grt, 66nrt, 150dwt, 115.4 x 25.4 x 11.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 8cyl (222 x 292mm), 660bhp
Engines by: Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 302231
History:
10/1960 Ashley Fishing Co Ltd (John Wood), Aberdeen
Prior 1982 Don Fishing Co Ltd (John Wood group), Aberdeen
1982 Renamed GRAMPIAN DUKE
Prior 1993 H & G Valman, Aberdeen
Prior 2000 Piri Fisheries Ltd, Falmouth
04/04/2003 Sank
Comments: 1960: Allocated fishing registration number A443 at Aberdeen
1981: Converted to a stand-by safety vessel
Prior 2000: Reconverted to fishing vessel
04/04/2003: Sank 250 miles west of Brest at 48.37N - 10.36W
after her engine room flooded.


Above photo courtesy of Trawlerphotos