Remains of a fishing vessel on the southern shore of Hooe Lake, near Oreston in Plymouth.
Motor fishing vessel (MFV), Trawler, Netter
The remains of a timber-built Belgian fishing boat abandoned next to the boatyard on the shore of Hooe Lake. The ship was built at the De Graeve shipyard in 1964 as B.602 Herring Gull of
29.07 GRT for Owners Bogaert Maurice & Wittervrogel Desiré. Originally equipped with a 160 kW motor, a 230 kW motor was installed in 1969. From 1972 she was operated by Bogaert Maurice then in 1975 she was registered in Brixham as trawler BM 223 and named Silver Seagull before being registered at Fowey as netter FY 476. The ship was deregistered in 1996 and scrapped at Hooe Lake.
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.Just the lower frames and keel of this timber vessel remain on the foreshore to the west of the boatyard.
Hooe Lake, Oreston, Plymouth
From Oreston, take the Lower Saltram road off Plymstock Road then turn right into Kingfisher Way. Follow the road down to the lake and there is a car park at the end. Take the footpath heading south under the folly and follow it round to the hulk, there is a gap in the bushes where you can walk through to the beach. Alternatively, walk round via the beach but take care as the rocks are slippery.
Position OS: SX 50155 52817
Position GPS: 50.356143, -4.107816
Motor fishing vessel, Trawler, Netter
De Graeve shipyard, Belgium
Diesel, 160 kW then 230kW
B.602, BM 223, FY476
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