Friday, 18 July 2008


One of the interesting vessels visiting the Clyde this weekend to take part in the Glasgow River Festival is the former stern trawler JACINTA. She was built in 1972 by Clelands Shipbuilders at Wallsend-upon-Tyne for Fleetwood owners J Marr and Son. She is 151 feet long, and has a gross tonnage of 599 tons. Following a number of highly successful years of fishing off the coasts of Iceland and Greenland, JACINTA was moved to a new base at Hull, from which she achieved the accolade of top earning British trawler in 1986, and again in 1994. However, in 1994 she sustained serious damage to her English Electric main engine, and was laid up. The following year saw her being sold for preservation, and after the princely sum of £1 was handed over, she left Hull under tow for her old home at Fleetwood. In 2001, a replacement engine was fitted, and she has since toured around the UK on courtesy visits.


Gerard Ward said...

Nice photograph,I spent forever awaiting her arrival in Glasgow,to no avail!

Probably the most interesting ship at the festival.

Anonymous said...

Was on her today, was very interesting.