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Title: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: Trooper63 on January 18, 2012, 10:03:01 PM
Any information or background on this vessel would be appreciated.  Her current name is MY Steve IRWIN and is operated by the Sea Sheperd conservation group in anti-whaling actions in the southern ocean.

I have been told that she was originally built for the Scots as a Fisheries Patrol/Research vessel. 

Sea Sheperd have modified her over the years, even to the point where she has an artic camouflage paint scheme this season.

Anyone able to offer some background and/or directions would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: chris gillespie on January 18, 2012, 10:17:39 PM
Ive had an incling to make the boats from the Whale wars series, although the whalers are evil there is something amazing about the bow of their boats, its quite a remarkable shape.

Any how, the steve irwin was a fisheries protection vessel, it is also identical to the old HMS Guernsey, Deans Marine do a kit. Obviously you dont need the guns etc but the shape is all their

hope the link helps

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=hms%20guernsey%20deans%20marine&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CCsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deansmarine.co.uk%2Fshop%2Fproduct_info.php%2Fmanufacturers_id%2F2%2Fproducts_id%2F470&ei=q0QXT9fjFoaWOsmSvZQE&usg=AFQjCNH-mCfAkONkRfDtjytNZGaLw4fPKQ
Title: Re: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: gingyer on January 18, 2012, 10:19:36 PM
It was called the FPV Westra
These boats were basically royal navy  island class patrol ships
Although the Westra and Jura were the fore runners of the island class
You can get island class drawings from jecobin  
Title: Re: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: Trooper63 on January 19, 2012, 07:39:03 AM
Thanks for the info.  I've done a search on http://www.jecobinplans.com/estore/index.php? using 'island' 'Guernsey' 'westra' with no luck.

Any links?
Title: Re: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: gingyer on January 19, 2012, 07:52:21 AM
Sister ship orkney
http://jecobinplans.com/estore/index.php?cPath=21_30_169 (http://jecobinplans.com/estore/index.php?cPath=21_30_169)
Title: Re: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: nhp651 on January 19, 2012, 09:23:32 AM
Sirmar Models used to do a 1:50 scale hull and fittings set for the Island class FPV.

I built a model of the Alderney some years ago.
Don't know whether they still do the hull, but it was a beautiful sailing model, and I did an article for Radio Controlled Boat modeller some years ago, it contained some photos of the real ship, I shot down in Liverpool at the time.
If you want as copy of it, I'll try finding it to give you some idea of what's on deck.

neil.
Title: Re: Ex Scottish Fisheries Vessel - MY Steve IRWIN
Post by: Xtian29 on January 19, 2012, 11:58:48 PM
Hello

About Scottish Fishery protection vessel, the former Norma is at La Rochelle in France to be rebuilt as yacht.

This report from the French Maritime paper Le Marin

(http://nsa22.casimages.com/img/2012/01/20/120120010719129177.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

For the ones who's able to read French

(http://nsa22.casimages.com/img/2012/01/20/120120010806876485.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

Xtian