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Papers on MBA ships.
1902-1982 Files, folders, plans [MS1]
Note: Includes some files transferred from Director's office. Photographs of the ships are in the photographic collection.
Summary: Includes Anton Dohrn, R. V. Frederick Russell, Gammarus, Huxley, Oithona, Sabella, Salpa, Sarsia, Sepia, Sula, and papers relating to operation and management.
Summary: Includes documents relating to the Director being the Registered Manager of MBA vessels (1921-1948); F.s. Russell's notes and letters on ships (1945); G.R. Forster's Memorandum on the need for an additional fast research launch, with F.S. Russell's comments (1962); notes and letters on regulations and procedures; National Maritime Board disciplinary procedures agreement (1979); and newspaper cuttings.
1901-1922 Letters and reports [MS1.1 ]
Note: Replaced Busy Bee. Built Wallsend 1878; purchased 1901. Replaced by Salpa in 1921, and sold in 1922 to Musee Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique.
1902-1907 Documents and letters [MS1.3]
Note: Chartered (1902), later mortgaged (1907) from G.P. Bidder; renamed Huxley and based at Lowestoft. Sold 1910. Additional material is in Bidder papers.
Summary: Includes letters from G.P. Bidder.
Note: Built 1902, apparently replacing an earlier boat of the same name; replaced by Gammarus 1923.
Note: Built by Skentelbery's of Plymouth; replaced Anton Dohrn. Replaced by new Gammarus in 1970.
Note: Built by Skentelbery's of Plymouth; replaced 1923 Gammarus.
Summary: Includes material on the sale of the old Gammarus.
Note: Lowestoft drifter built in 1918 as Nadir. Purchased in 1921 and renamed Salpa; replaced Oithona. Sold in 1946.
Summary: Material relating to purchase, operation, surveys, refits, alterations, equipment, wartime requisition, and sale.
Note: Motor Fishing Vessel (MFV) chartered from the Admiralty from 1946. Built at Wivenhoe, Essex. Registered as Research Vessel (RV) Sabella in May 1946. Returned to Admiralty 1953, when Sarsia became available.
Summary: Includes 3 files of correspondence (1945-1953), cruise notes (1947-1950), and estimates (1952-1953).
Note: Purchased as a half-completed Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel (MFV), and completed by Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company. Arrived Plymouth June 1948. Sold December 1973. Replaced by Squilla.
Summary: Includes Lloyds Register of Shipping Certificates.
Note: Replaced Sula, September 1973.
1964-1968 Report, plans and certificate [MS 1.21]
Note: Launched 1967.
Summary: Tonnage certificate is dated 1968.
Sarsia: correspondence, plans, deck logs and cruise reports.
1952-1979 Letters, plans, reports [MS2]
Note: Research Vessel built by Philip and Son of Dartmouth; launched April 1953. Replaced by R. V. Frederick Russell in 1981.
R. V. Frederick Russell: correspondence, plans and meetings reports.
1976-1982 Letters, reports, plans [MS3]
Note: Replaced Sarsia in 1981; converted from the fishing vessel Gravignez, built in 1974 in St. Malo, France. A NERC vessel shared with other users.
Summary: Includes MBA/ NERC requirements; consultant's study report; specifications for conversion; trials; plans; equipment.
Fish and and fish sampling records.
1890-1939 Letters, data sheets, log books, notes [MS5]
Note: Much of the material was recovered from the room of A.D. (Tony) Mattacola.
Summary: Includes records for Plymouth, Newlyn, Grimsby and Lowestoft (1890-1915 and 1919-1926); Herring investigations (1930-1936), and Mackerel investigations (1930-1939).
Summary: Includes 7 notebooks (1887-1899) with anchovy, herring, pilchard, aquarium and laboratory notes, 1 marked W. L. Calderwood, with loose papers and letters to J. T. Cunningham and W. Garstang; "Busy Bee" and "Thistle" details of hauls, and returns offish landed (1891-1897); F.B. Stead trawling results (1895-1896); 2 log and cruise diaries of S.D. Turkin (?) (1913); envelope of letters from F.M Gossen (Newlyn) to J.H. Orton (1914); RS. Clark correspondence with Professor E. Ehrenbaum, Hamburg (1912-1914); R.S. Clark correspondence duplicate book (1914), and notes on mackerel cruises (1914); notes and correspondence (1913-1914); catch and landing records (1913); 2 folders "Orton's race work" and "Researches on races of herring" (1914- 1915).
1919-1929 Letters, data, log books and notes [MS5.2]
Summary: Includes quay notes and herring log books; E. Ford's dogfish records and notes (1920-1921), and herring records and notes (1924-1925); R.S. Clark's 1921 log book, and file labelled "Pilchards" (1922-1924) with letters from George H. Fox, Howard Dunn and J.R. Lumby; folders and envelopes of data, correspondence and notes.
Summary: Includes meeting of herring experts at Lowestoft (October 1930)'1 convened by E.S. Russell; herring rearing experiments (1931-/933); data (1932-1934); data and correspondence (1936); Lissner and Ford log book of samples (1934-1935).
1930-1939 Data sheets [MS5.6]
Summary: Monthly record sheets.