M.T. Captain Riou – LO72

Technical

Official Number: 187642
Yard Number: 268
Completed: 1957
Gross Tonnage: 391
Length: 115 ft
Breadth: 26 ft
Depth: 13 ft
Engine: Number 339, British Polar M45M

History

1957: Completed by John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen (Yd. No. 268) for Iago Steam Trawling Co. Fleetwood, as CAPTAIN RIOU. Registered at London (LO 72)
1959: Skipper Reginald Clarke committed suicide by drinking the contents of a fire extinguisher, around the 25th June off the Outer Hebrides, due to becoming depressed at losing £500 worth of fishing gear and having a bad catch.
His body was returned to Fleetwood on his first wedding anniversary.
He was aged 23.
July 1959: Inquest held into the death.
1972: Renamed BOSTON DEFENDER (FD163)on the takeover of Iago Steam Trawling Co. Fleetwood by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries.
1978: Renamed GRAMPIAN DEFENDER and employed as ORSV
7.8.89: Scrapped San Esteban de Pravia.

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M.T. Captain Riou LO72

M.T. Captain Riou LO72
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Captain Riou LO72

M.T. Captain Riou LO72
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Boston Defender FD163

M.T. Boston Defender FD163
Picture courtesy of Billy Worrall

S.S.V. Grampian Defender

S.S.V. Grampian Defender

Changelog
09/09/2016: Page re-published after site problems.
20/01/2017: Added image.