M.T. Captain Fremantle – LO22


Official Number: 300828
Yard Number: 281
Completed: 1959
Gross Tonnage: 448
Net Tonnage: 147
Length: 136.1 ft
Breadth: 28.1 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Oil Engine: 960BHP 6-cyl M46M by British Polar Engines Ltd Glasgow (Engine No.351)


26.11.1958: Launched by John Lewis & Sons Ltd Aberdeen (Yd.No.281) for Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood as CAPTAIN FREMANTLE.
02.1959: Completed (Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO, manager).
2.1959: Registered at London (LO 22).
1972: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes manager).
1972: Renamed BOSTON ATTACKER.
1972: London registry closed.
1972: Registered at Fleetwood (FD 163).
11.09.1972: Experienced engine problems, motor trawler BOSTON EXPLORER (FD 15) connected and delivered Fleetwood.
1977: Owned by Liberia Fish Industrial Corporation, Panama.
1977: Renamed KATHIA. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Panama.
By 1990: Renamed KATHIA I.
1998: Deleted from Lloyds register. “Vessel’s continued existence in doubt”.
1998: Reported broken up.

Click to enlarge images

M.T. Captain Fremantle LO22

M.T. Captain Fremantle LO22
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

M.T. Boston Attacker FD163

M.T. Boston Attacker FD163
Picture courtesy of Peter Hearn

10/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.