Pilot boat 'Albicore'

Published: 10-02-2014 photo #7282 6 comments 1 votes

Category:Motorboats - Other    Manufacturer:Unknown    Country:United Kingdom    Year:1973 Contributor:David T. Jackson

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Pilot boat No.3 "Albicore" at Glasson Dock, near Lancaster, in November 1973. When recently trying to trace her I wondered if I'd incorrectly noted her name (instead of "Albacore") but I found a photo including her under the name "Albicore" on trawlerphotos.co.uk taken at Heysham in 1969, and also found another reference (dated 2004) to her stating that she was "last heard of based around Essex and in private hands". There is also reference to a Barrow pilot boat of this name in a court case in 1891 so it seems this was a traditional name used in the area.

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