John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  387173  Port Number and Year:   -    in Cadiz, 1965

                                                                               7th in Milford, 1981

Description: Steel stern trawler, single screw oil burning motor vessel.

Crew:  14
Registered at Milford: 18 May 1981

Built: 1965, Astilleros Espanoles SA, Cadiz, Spain.

Tonnage: 274.18 grt  141.46 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 113.0 (119.8 loa)  / 27.0 / 10.85

Engine: Internal combustion engine; oil; 4 single acting 6 cyl.  825 bhp; 10.5 kts; by Fabrica de San Carlos, San Fernando, Spain.



1965: Salmedina SA, Cadiz, Spain


As M298

12 May 1981: White Fisheries Ltd., 'C' Shed, The Docks, Milford.

6 Nov 1987: White Fisheries Ltd., Cmain House, Hill St., Hakin, Milford.

(Change of address.)


Landed at Milford:  [Later fished from and landed at Vigo.]

Skippers: W. Phillips (1981).


The following alternative name and addresses of the firm, and the local managing owners, are not recorded in the Register:

     Betty Fisheries, C Shed, Docks, Milford.

     Managing owners: Peter George Wright, 64 Great North Rd., Milford

     John Edwin Crawford, 1 Leonardston View, Neyland.

     29 Feb 1982: Building 66, Docks, Milford.

The following date and change of firm and address, with the same ship's name and Milford PRN:

     10 Mar 1986: Galaza Fisheries, 112 Durnford St., Stonehouse, Plymouth.


Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 11 Apr 1989.

[Still M324 in Olsen's 1989; not in 1992 edition]

 Accidents and Incidents

From the Fishing News of Friday 12th June 1981:


    TOP BRITISH skippers are now commanding a trio of 120ft. Spanish trawlers brought in to work from Milford Haven by local fish merchant Peter Wright.      

    Two are being skippered by ex-Consolidated Fisheries men, Keith Herren and John Loades from Grimsby, who were hit when this firm's Humber-based deep sea fleet collapsed, while former ace local skipper Bill Phillips has taken over the third ship. 

    Last week one of the trio, named Slebech Two, brought in the first catch of hake which was described by Skipper Phillips as "the best trip at Milford Haven for many years."

    The arrival of the trawlers Salmedina, Slebech I and Slebech Two early last month caused a furore among the local industry but, despite this, Mr. Wright is said to be looking to bring in more ships.

    The trio will fish hake on the south-west of Ireland grounds and weekly catches are to be "sold wherever gets the best prices," according to Bill Phillips, a top skipper at Milford a decade ago ...  He is working Salmedina.


    A 120-footer, Salmedina is a stern trawler able to go pelagic trawling and she is due to get to sea this week.  Last week she tested her gear but had to return to port for engineers to take a further look at her.


    Slebech I and Slebech Two are owned by Betty Fisheries Ltd., while Salmedina is owned by White Fisheries Ltd.




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