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SAXON PROGRESS in Portland, Victoria, Australia
11th October, 2009
Built in Grimsby (UK) in 1961.

    Hi Joy

    A long, long way from home....... Sold to Australian Owners in the 1970's.

    Original Fishing Registration Number here in the UK was GY655.

    Builder in Grimsby was J.S Doig Ltd


    Steve E.
    Last known owner was Jim Collins of C2U Fish Markets in Tasmania.
    Original name was PHOEBE.
    Not easy to find information on some of these trawlers down here.
    Saxon Progress  GY.655.  on.301848    66nt.197gt. 622hp.   owners Forward S.F.Co.Ltd.
    This raised a little question in my mind (feeble I know) but I wonder if there are any Australian built Trawlers that now fish in the UK Fleet?


    Steve E.
    morn Steve. never heard of any arrived from Oz.. but youve set me away now.  lookin for information on the Radiant Morn  BH.138  built Sandhaven 1948 for Wm.& John Handyside of Amble  length 40ft.  14.69gt.   on.183892.      sold to John Sime of Dumbarton in 1965.  1968 no longer fishing.   believe last seen in Oz.   ???
    A bit more on Saxon  Progress.   105.5ft. oa. 23ft. 4in.Breadth.  Ruston &Hornsby oil engine. 4SA. 5Cy.12.5in. x 14.5in.   managers  Alfred Bannister(Trawlers) Ltd.  lloyds register 1974-5

    johntar tt10
    Aug 22 2010 04:58 PM
    Dave there was a 40footer that fished out of Tarbert mid to late 60's at the seine net and I believe owned or skippered by a John Sime, can not remember if her name was Radiant Morn, but she was def a Forbes build, I believe she did in fact go to Aus. maybe Swivel will able to give you more info as he has better memory.
    when i last looked down the engine room on her she had a big CAT .her old name just dosnt suit.. for she is quite the legend down here ,when the fishin was good she was a good boat to be on especially when it was blowin...

    where would one begin to find plans of her?????????????O0
    yes the radiant morn BH 138  did go down under g day m8