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Hulk of a fishing boat at the end of Pomphlett Lake, Plymstock.

Type

Crabber / Trawler / Houseboat

History

Built in France in 1967, Lotus Bleu came to the UK from Le Guilvenec in France in 1980 as a scalloper. The boat was used as a crabber in Cawsand and Millbrook registered as PH-325, she was then converted to a trawler and went to Brixham in the late 1980's before being de-registered in 1990. The Lotus Bleu came back to Plymouth and was briefly used as a houseboat before being abandoned in Pomphlett Creek.

Description

The boat was intact when first abandoned in the creek, lying on her port bilge against the wall. The boat is now in surprisingly good condition despite the neglect and has faired better than Pomphlett 1.

This vessel was identified by contributors at Trawlerphotos.

Location and Access

Pomphlett Lake / Creek, Plymstock, Plymouth

This boat lies at the end of Pomphlett Creek on the north side. The location can be seen from the footpath that runs along the head of the creek by the Billacombe Roundabout by Morrisons supermarket.

Nearby hulks include Pomphlett 1 SHIPS Link, the Tamar barge Edwin SHIPS Link and the fishing boat Anje SHIPS Link

Position OS: SX 50593 53923
Position GPS: 50.366186, -4.102061
Show the site on Google Maps SHIPS Link

Information

Date Built:

1967

Builder:

Unknown, France

Official Number:

Unknown

Length

15.85m

Width

5m

Depth in Hold

Unknown

Construction

Timber, carvel

Propulsion

Diesel, Boudouin engine

Tonnage

29 tonnes

Portmarks

PH-325

Abandoned

Before 2001


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Christopher Turner

10 May 2020

I was part of the crew that brought this boat back from Le Guilvenec when she was purchased from her French owner in 1980. Had a Boudouin engine and was rigged for scalloping.

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