Miranda's Role. The Full Story. Cod Wars. Albatross. Tour of Duty. Photos. Video's.
Miranda Web site 2013
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Miranda's Role. The Full Story. Cod Wars. Albatross. Tour of Duty. Photos. Video's.
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Welcome to the website that I have published as a tribute to an incredibly unusual little ship. Why unusual? She started her life as a four masted sailing ship for a start! After a period of time as a coaster, She spent her final years in a role that was to save many lives and provide a lot of comfort to the UK's deep sea fishing fleet.


Miranda operated in some of the worst areas in the world for inclement weather - North Atlantic, Denmark Strait and North Norway to Bear Island, well inside the Arctic circle. And yet there was something about the old ship that drew her crews back to her. Commander David Roberts wrote -


"With almost no exception those who served in her developed an affection for her which few other ships engendered".


I served as a Radio Officer (later Electronics Officer) on the vessel for most of the winter seasons that Miranda operated from 1974 to 1980, her last season.


Explore the site to find out what Miranda's role was, The full story of the vessel and the Cod wars in which she played a major part. Click on the porthole to email me!





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Miranda alongside in her home port of Hull

Miranda alongside in her home port of Hull

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Miranda

The audio on this page, (for those who cannot read morse code!) is: "CQ DE GULL" which means "All Stations from Miranda"


Check out Albatross page for last known pic of Miranda in 1994 before she was scrapped in 1996 in Riga Latvia. (Info kindly supplied by Peter Hartung from Germany)


EWL Reunion 2014 - See page for this HERE



Listen to a recording of an incident, when a live shot was fired, that occured during the 1975/76 Cod War between Defence Tug 'Statesman', ICGV 'Tyr' and several Hull Trawlers. Check out the ‘You Tube’ window below. Includes a gallery of images. (This audio clip was courtesy of tape supplied by Mick Evans many years ago)

Miranda Miranda Ex Albatross from a line drawing kindly loaned by Ron Vinall

Miranda as the four masted sailing ship ‘Albatross’

Web Site Updated:

02 March 2014

2014 ELLERMAN’S WILSON LINE REUNION

At: THE PREMIER INN RESTAURANT,
TOWER STREET, HULL HU9 1TQ

SATURDAY 12th APRIL FROM 12.30pm ONWARDS

Click HERE for more info and to book!