M.T. Boston Kestrel – FD256
Official Number: 303710
Yard Number: 997
Gross Tonnage: 431
Net Tonnage: 169
Length: 142 ft
Breadth: 29′ 4″
Depth: 15′ 6″
Built : Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Beverley
Owner: Basil A. Parkes, Hessle & others
Note: The last big sidewinder to be built for Boston’s Fleetwood operation.
1966: Completed by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.997) for Basil A. Parkes, Hessle & others (Basil A. Parkes managing owner) as BOSTON KESTREL. Registered at Fleetwood (FD256).
1974: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1978: Sold to North Cape Fishing Co Ltd (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Lowestoft, managers). Converted to offshore platform stand-by safety vessel. Fleetwood Fishing Registery closed, transferred to British Register of Ships at Fleetwood.
1982: Chartered by The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1984: Sold to The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft (G. D. Claridge, manager).
1985: Renamed COLNE KESTREL.
1991: Laid up.
12.1991: Sold to C. Knight/Caravel Maritime Ltd, Rainham, Kent for breaking up by Caravel Maritime Ltd at Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham.
7.9.1992: Lloyd’s Class withdrawn.
1993: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register “Broken up”.
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