Ross Tiger GY398
Oil on canvas
Ross Tiger was built in 1957 by Cochrane and Sons in Selby. She was at the height of safety at the time she was built.
The Ross Tiger is a traditional side-winder fishing trawler. She retired in 1992 when she became the main attraction for Grimsby’s Fishing Heritage Centre. Much of the original fabric of the vessel remains.
The Ross Tiger was the first of 12 boats built at this time and was considered the height of safety. There was a video filmed onboard the Ross Tiger that demonstrates her health and safety levels at the time.
The Ross Tiger remains a piece of iconic heritage within the town – and within the fishing industry. It is probably the most well-documented Grimsby Vessel due to its ownership by Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and the extensive research they have within the local archives.
Monologue 1 written and performed Joe Fuller.
Monologue 2 written and performed by June Vernau.