Did you know that there was a boat called "Bishop Burton"? It was built at the shipyard in Beverley in 1975 for Mike Purton Ltd with Newington Trawlers of Hull managing. There was a series of trawlers built for this company named after the Burton villages - Burton Agnes, Burton Pidsea, Burton Constable, Burton Fleming and Burton Lonsdale. Some of these were wooden trawlers but Bishop Burton (H293 365577) was built in steel and was the biggest of the trawlers. Bishop Burton's gross registered tonnage was 165 and its dimensions 25.58 x 7.45 x 2.67 m with a Cat 850bhp engine.  

Bishop Burton moved up to North Shields when Newington Trawlers moved up there where it was known as Burton Fishing. She sank when 23 nautical miles to the south east of Aberdeen on 29th January 1985. All the crew from Shields were rescued by helicopter but the trawler was lost.

  

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