Official Number: 301893
Yard Number: 974
IMO No. 5049441
Registered: December 14 1961
Gross Tonnage: 419
Net Tonnage: 143
Depth: 14′ 6″
Length: 137′ 2″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Engine: 1050HP by CD Holmes/Werkspoor
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, 1961
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
Speed: 12 knots
1961: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yard No. 974) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood as BOSTON WELLVALE. Registered at Fleetwood (FD209).
06.1962: Suffered an accommodation fire off St Kilda.
25.11.1966: Sold to North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
12.12.1966: Under the command of skipper Dave Venney she ran ashore at Cape Arnanes in a gale and snowstorm whilst proceeding to Isafjordhur to have her radar repaired and to land a sick crew member. An Icelandic rescue party answered the distress call and took off all 17 crew by breeches buoy. The insurance company decided the ship was a total loss. An Icelandic business man Eudmundur Marselliusson bought the wreck for £150.
08.08.1967: Refloated with the assistance of the Icelandic Gunboat ALBERT and sold for breaking. Vessel taken to Hafnarfjordur and refitted by an Icelandic company.
1971: Returned to service by Stalskip H/F Iceland and renamed RAN (GK42).
16.05.1980: Sold to Issfodin H/F, Gardur and renamed INGOLFUR (GK42).
16.03.1984: Sold to Nidursuduverks Midjunni H/F, Isafirdi and renamed ARNANES (IS42).
08.031985: Sold to Torfnesi H/F, Isafirdi.
08.04.1988: Sold to Sacdori H/F, Siglufirdi as Arnanes (SI42).
1999: Sold to Thormodur Rammi-Saeberg, Guayamas, Mexico.
2008: Still fishing and owned by Rammi H/F, Siglufjordur, Iceland.
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30/08/2016: Page re-published.