Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
Official Number: 185301
Yard Number: 1403
Gross Tonnage: 466
Length: 137.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1955
Engine: 960bhp 6-cyl Polar oil engine by British Polar Engines Ltd, Govan, Glasgow
Speed: 12 knots
Note: 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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