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|IRISH WILLOW(2) 1948-54.||IRISH WILLOW(3) 1956-69.|
Cullan, Mick Moody and Noel Reynolds
Mick Moody, Gerry Derhem, Joe Reddy
Buenaventura, Columbia, South America 1969
M.(Shaula)Murphy, N.O'Neil, R.Gordon with some members of the Columbian army
|J.TINDALL, M.MOODY, N.FYNES||J.TINDALL, BOSCO EDWARDS||M.MOODY
IRISH WILLOW "ASHORE IN GREECE 1966.
|J.DOWDALL IRISH WILLOW "ASHORE IN GREECE 1966.||IRISH WILLOW 1965||IRISH WILLOW AT MONTREAL|
The two trawlers in the photo (1953) with the Irish Willow astern were named "Loch Lee" and "Loch Lorgan" there was also a third one called the "Loch Lien" they were built in Germany just after ww 2,they would have been scrapped in the early 1960s. They had MWM direct sea water cooled engines and were reengineered with Lister Blackstone fresh water cooled 1500 hp engines.
"The Loch Lein was sold to skipper Walter "Fly" Homes and the trawler was based in Fleetwood. My Father was part of the crew who sailed her
to New-Zealand in 1965.
She lasted until 1988 and sank with no loss of life off the coast of Australia.
Full details can be found using google search "Loch Lein" "Loch Lein New Zealand" Fly "Homes New zealand"
Regards. Rod Fraser.
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