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Alec Burnfield with the Campbeltown Trawler 'Nostaw' fishing for Queenies in the Gigha Sound.

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    Ex north shields boat owners surname is the name of this vessel backwards  WATSON

    Adoration II
    Sep 20 2009 07:44 PM
    sir alex himself no longer at the job hasnt been 4 few year now think the nostaw sunk now
    is she no lying up about port bannantyne rikki converted stan from ardmaleish poss owns her but no sure

    Adoration II
    Sep 20 2009 07:51 PM
    yea she was jammy calmac jack but she sunk
    aye aye i thought she had been lifted since then and patched up maybees am wrang rikkto

    Adoration II
    Sep 20 2009 07:55 PM
    och she prob has then james ur never wrong O0 ;D ;D
    apart from the shelter she has never changed. went to sea on this a few times when i was still at school. kenny young and lenny smith used to work her 2 handed. a couple of hauls a day and back in by 6 at night

    Andrew Rees
    Dec 20 2013 01:51 PM
    This Trawler is indeed Watson Backwards and was owned by Albert Watson (CQD) a former Chief Petty Officer who served on Minesweepers durning WWII. He died around 1978-79 and i inherited the profits from the sale of the Nostaw and his other two boats. If you would like to know more read,'Being in all respects Ready for Sea, by Herbert Gordon Male. Could any one actually give any positive news on this vessal. All in all a huge character and an infamous name of North Shields fish quay.

    Andrew Rees
    Dec 20 2013 01:53 PM
    oops iam his Grandson.

    Brian Ward TT24
    Dec 20 2013 06:39 PM
    Yes she's on the bottom in the bay at Port Bannatyne Bute
    Her wooden replacement wheelhouse was salvaged and was, last year on the hard near the pontoons.