John Stevenson Collection
Official No: 303686 Port and Year: Lowestoft, 1962 (LT434)
Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, motor.
Built: 1962, by Richards Iron Works, Lowestoft. (Yard no. 470)
Tonnage: 164 grt 59 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 93.5 / 22.4 / 10.9
Engine: 4 SA 5 Cyl; 475 bhp. Mirrlees National, Stockport.
1962: Mitchell Bros. (Jackora Ltd), Docks, Milford
Manager: A. C. Mitchell
Landed at Milford: 21 Oct 1962 - 18 Dec 1964
Skippers: Noel Bray
Notes: [Not in Olsen's 1963 under JACKLYN or LT434, but according to the landings record compiled by the Milford TOA, she landed fish throughout 1963 and 1964. Olsen's 1973 and 1976 give her owner as Jackora Ltd., Milford.]
Accidents and Incidents
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 26th January 1962:
Richards Ironworks of Lowestoft have added a trawler to their order book for the Milford Haven owners Messrs. Jack Mitchell and Noel Bray, who are already the joint owners of a Milford drifter-trawler, the Ocean Breeze, which is commanded by Skipper Bray himself.
The new vessel will be 1011 ft., with a transom stern and diesel powered. She will be similar to a number of craft in the Lowestoft fleet, including the Boston Widgeon, Boston Buccaneer, and Bickleigh, all built by Richards to be delivered next autumn.
The new trawler will be named the Jacklyn, a name with close associations with the Mitchell family, Skipper Bray and the port of Milford.
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 21st September 1962:
Another new vessel for the drifter trawler section of the local fleet goes on trials at Lowestoft next week. She is the 101ft. overall diesel ship Jacklyn, built by Richards Ironworks Ltd. for Jacklyn Ltd., Milford Haven.
The owning firm's principals are Skipper Noel Bray, who will command the Jacklyn, and Mr. Jack Mitchell, whose schoolgirl daughter christened the new vessel two months ago.
The Jacklyn will go on trials out of Lowestoft on Saturday, September 29th. She will be managed by Mitchell Bros.
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 5th October 1962:
The new trawler Jacklyn will carry out one fishing trip from Lowestoft before being brought round to her home port of Milford.
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