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Hulk of a fishing boat at the end of Pomphlett Lake, Plymstock.

Type

Motor Fishing Vessel

History

Built in France in 1967, Lotus Bleu came to the UK from Le Guilvenec in France in 1980 as a scalloper. The boat was used as a crabber in Cawsand and Millbrook owned by Roddy Elworthy and Chris Giles and registered as PH325, she was then converted to a trawler and went to Brixham in February 1987 before being de-registered in 1989. The Lotus Bleu came back to Plymouth and was briefly used as a houseboat before being abandoned in Pomphlett Creek.

Description

The boat was intact when first abandoned in the creek, lying on her port bilge against the wall. The boat is now in surprisingly good condition despite the neglect and has fared better than her neighbour Pomphlett 1.

This vessel was identified by contributors at Trawlerphotos.

Location and Access

Pomphlett Lake / Creek, Plymstock, Plymouth

This boat lies at the end of Pomphlett Creek on the north side. The location can be seen from the footpath that runs along the head of the creek by the Billacombe Roundabout by Morrisons supermarket.

Nearby hulks include Pomphlett 1 SHIPS Link, the Tamar barge Edwin SHIPS Link and the fishing boat Anje SHIPS Link

Last updated 03 Jan 2021

Position OS: SX 50593 53923
Position GPS: 50.366186, -4.102061
Show the site on Google Maps SHIPS Link


Information

Date Built:

1967

Builder:

Unknown, France

Official Number:

Unknown

Length

15.9m / 52ft

Width

5.0m / 16.5ft

Depth in Hold

2.4m / 7.5ft

Construction

Timber, carvel

Propulsion

Diesel, Boudouin engine

Tonnage

29 GRT

Portmarks

PH325

Outcome

Abandoned between 1989 and 2001

Reference

Unknown


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