M.T. Broadwater – FD208

Technical

Official Number: 187864
Yard Number: 511
Completed: 1958
Gross tonnage: 426
Net Tonnage: 139
LOA: 138.31
Length: 137 ft
Breadth: 28.44 ft
Depth 14.30 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairs Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: 8-cyl 1000bhp oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport

History

19.04.1958: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.511) for Mason Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as BROADWATER.
06.1958: Completed.
06.1958: Registered at Fleetwood (FD208). Robert H. Bagshaw designated manager.
By 31.07. 1961: Sold to Broadwater Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
By 31.07.1964: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
8.1969: Suffered damage from a fire.
2.1970: Returned to service after repair to fire damage. Transferred to Grimsby. First landing at Grimsby (Sk. Hughie McMillan) 925 kits £6,611 gross.
By 31.07.1971: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Hull.
By 31.07.1973: Registered at Fleetwood as BOSTON CRUSADER (FD208).
1973: At Fleetwood third top trawler – £201,026 gross (Sk. Hughie McMillan).
06.1976: Laid up.
1976: Remeasured 402g 128n.
10.1976: Sold to Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1976: Converted to offshore platform stand-by safety vessel. Fleetwood registry closed. On completion registered to Drifter Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft at Lowestoft as JAMAICA. G. D. Claridge designated manager.
1986: Sold to Liguaria Maritime Ltd, Milton Regis for breaking up.
01.1987: Arrived Milton Creek, Sittingbourne from Lowestoft. Lowestoft registry closed.

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M.T. Broadwater FD208

M.T. Broadwater FD208
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

M.T. Broadwater FD208

M.T. Broadwater FD208
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

M.T. Broadwater FD208

M.T. Broadwater FD208
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

M.T. Broadwater FD208

M.T. Broadwater FD208
Picture courtesy of The Philip Dell Collection

M.T. Boston Crusader FD208

M.T. Boston Crusader FD208
Picture courtesy of The Ted Hammill Collection

Changelog
05/09/16: Page re-published after site problems.
15/01/2017: Significant information update.
10/06/2017: Added an image and removed FMHT watermarks.
18/09/2017: Added an image.