Official Number: 187642
Yard Number: 268
Gross Tonnage: 391
Length: 115 ft
Breadth: 26 ft
Depth: 13 ft
Engine: Number 339, British Polar M45M
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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09/09/2016: Page re-published after site problems.
20/01/2017: Added image.