Official No:   -      Port Number and Year:  -  in Milford, 1978

Description: Single screw wooden motor vessel; oil.

Crew:  4 men (1972).

Registered at Milford: 16 Mar 1978

Built: France, 1956

Tonnage: 63.38 grt 

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 65 / 18 / 11




1956-72: Unknown (French) owners.



Jan 1972: William Phillips, Woodbine Way, Hakin.

Managers: Kilvey Trawlers.


16 Mar 1978: Peter George Wright; Rawlings & Co., Docks, Milford.


Landed at Milford:  

Skipper:  Billy Phillips


Port Moguer is 2½ miles from Plouha, in the Côtes-d'Armour, Brittany.

[Olsens 1984; not 1973, 1976, 1989. None as AQUARIUS, despite 1972 newspaper article below.]

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed:

Accidents and Incidents:

From a local newspaper, probably the West Wales Guardian of an unknown Friday in February 1972: 


    A new addition to the Milford trawler fleet sails from this port under the command of a local skipper and crew. The 65ft. former French trawler Port Moguer has been bought by Skipper Billy Phillips, of Woodbine Way, Hakin. 

    One of the port's successful skippers, Mr. Phillips brought her round to Milford from Swansea, where she had been since Christmas.  She will be managed by Kilvey Trawlers, and her crew will be Norman Broome (mate), Billy Nicholson (chief engineer) and Reggie Berrigan, all of whom have sailed with Skipper Billie Phillips before.     

    The Port Moguer is in the process of having her name changed to Aquarius.  She is predominantly a wooden ship and is slightly bigger than most of the French trawlers which come into Milford.

    Skipper Phillips, who has already taken her to sea, said on Tuesday that he was highly satisfied with the trawler's performance.




From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 23rd February 1973:


    Making her maiden landing at Milford Haven this week was the Aquarius (Skipper Billy Phillips), who suffered some mechanical trouble but averaged £170 a day.



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