Certificate no 1603
Status Archived


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Trawler
Location NONE
Vessel type MFV
Archive reason Disposed
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Thompson, George & Son, Buckie
Built in 1952
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
18.59 feet (5.67 m)
9.25 feet (2.82 m)
Length: Overall
64.95 feet (19.81 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



BRITANNIA is a motor fishing vessel, built by George Thomson & Son at Buckie in 1952. She is a typical design from that era and was so common that no plans were drawn for her construction. She was commissioned for work as a seine netter and was later converted to a trawler. BRITANNIA fished around the East and West Coast of Scotland and had an unremarkable service life. Her hull is carvel built with larch planking and oak frames. She has a cruiser stern and a plumb straight stem. The current engine is an inboard four-stroke Gardner 6L3B diesel with six cylinders and one hundred and seventy-two brake horsepower, made in 1967. BRITANNIA is currently in full working order, although all her fishing gear has been removed and a mizen mast and sail have been fitted. 

Update: February 2021: Vessel disposed November 2020 after being sunk at her moorings in August 2020.

Key dates

  • 1952

    Built by G Thompson of Buckie

  • November 2020

    Vessel broken up after being sunk at her moorings a few months earlier. 

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