M.T. Boston Monarch – FD19

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger


Official Number: 185301
Yard Number: 1403
IMO: 5049271
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 466
Length: 137.5 ft
Breadth: 28ft
Depth: 13.75ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1955
Engine: 960bhp 6-cyl Polar oil engine by British Polar Engines Ltd, Govan, Glasgow
Speed: 12 knots


Built with the aid of a WFA Grant.
27.01.1955: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1403) for Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, as BOSTON MONARCH. 16.08.1955: Registered at Fleetwood (FD19). Basil Arthur Parkes, North Ferriby designated manager.
05.11.1962: On return to Fleetwood, reported that whilst hauling on the Muckle Flugga grounds in a heavy swell, a trawl warp parted. Bosun, Peter Ince (36) saw the warp part and rushing forward to try and stop the catch of dogs falling overboard, was carried against the rails and unconscious, went over the side with the net and wires. The cold water revived him and seeing the net above him, and despite wearing oilskins and thigh boots, he managed to scramble up and hold on to the head rope. He was brought back onboard with the trawl suffering from torn leg muscles and on return to Fleetwood received hospital treatment.
14.12.1965: Sold to Oceania S.p.A , Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily.
12.12.1965: Fleetwood registry closed.
12.1965: Registered at Trapani as OCEANIA ROSA.
1969: Sold to Achille Saltini, Trapani.
1972: Sold to Mankoadze Fisheries Ltd, Tema, Ghana. Trapani registry closed. Registered at Tema.
09.1972: Lloyds classification discontinued.
1974: Sold to Achille Saltini, Trapani.
07.08.2009: Noted by Lloyd’s register of Shipping “Vessel’s continued existence in doubt”.

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M.T. Boston Monarch FD19

M.T. Boston Monarch FD19
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Boston Monarch FD19

M.T. Boston Monarch FD19


Courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

News Clipping

News Clipping
Picture courtesy of Geoff Davidson

M.T. Oceania Rosa

M.T. Oceania Rosa
Picture courtesy of Geoff Davidson

13/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/12/2016: Image added.
28/06/2018: Added newsclipping and removed FMHT watermark from image.