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VIC 64      Fishervic      Celt (3)

 

Builder Pimblott, Northwich
Official Nr 181022
Yard Nr 668
Launched 3/11/1945
Delivered 12/46
Length 80.5 ft
Beam 20 ft
Gross 147 tons
Deadweight 165 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound
GOVERNMENT SERVICE

 With MOWT until transfer to the WD(Army) in 1947.

CIVIL USE

Purchased by J Fisher & Sons of Barrow in 1948 and renamed "Fishervic".

Acquired by J Hay & Sons of Gasgow in 1954 and renamed "Celt", the third Hay vessel to carry this name.

On 31/3/1960 she grounded at the entrance to Annalong Harbour in County Down, was badly holed and abandoned. On 9th May she was refloated and sold on to MarineTransport Services of Cobh in Eire.

Subsequently she was bought by Peter M Herbert at Bude in Cornwall and is believed to have been scrapped there in 1985   The photograph below is dated June 1883 and shows "Celt" in the Bude Canal, Bude, just inside the inner gates at the entrance to the canal.

 

Photograph courtsey of the Roy Cressey Collection