M.T. Boston Seafire – FD109
Official Number: 187847
IMO Number: 5049350
Yard Number: 736
Gross Tonnage: 314
Net Tonnage: 104
Length: 127 ft
Breadth: 26′ 8” ft
Depth: 12′ 3” ft
Engine: 2 stroke 5-cyl Polar diesel (740bhp) by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Henry Scarr Ltd. Hessle in 1956
Owner: Brixham Trawlers Ltd
1956: Launched for Brixham Trawlers Ltd as BUZZARD (FD109).
August 01 1959: Sold along with the company to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Arthur J. Lewis, manager).
1961: Renamed BOSTON SEAFIRE.
1969: Sold to New Zealand as NEPTUNE.
1974: Sold to Sealord Products Ltd, Nelson,NZ. Renamed SEAFIRE registered at Nelson.
199? 199?: Sold to Duesouth Trawlers (NZ) Ltd, Nelson, NZ. Still in LR 2005-6.
1999: Converted to stern fishing with the mounting of a net roller and net drum at the stern. Equipped with the latest electronics but her engines and main winch are still standard.
March 2008: Tied up at Miramar Wharf, Wellington waiting to be scuttled.
October 19 2008: Sunk by scuttling on the 19th October 2008 near Whale Island, Whakatane, New Zealand and will be used as a dive wreck.
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