M.T. Boston Neptune – FD14

Technical

Official Number: 185297
Yard Number: 498
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 328
Length: 132 ft
Breadth: 26′ 7”
Depth: 13 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairs Co Ltd
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd

History

1955: Completed by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairs Co Ltd, Goole for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd as BOSTON NEPTUNE. Registered at Fleetwood (FD14).
12.1959: Knocked down by a huge wave that came over the stern while fishing 50 miles off the Shetlands, and laid the vessel on her side. Deckhand Jim Armitage rang on full speed and, after several minutes, BOSTON NEPTUNE recovered with the loss of her starboard lifeboat and several smashed wheelhouse windows.
1962: Sold to Canada as ACADIA NEPTUNE.
1973: Sold to Canso Seafoods.
1974: Sold to H.B.Nickerson & Sons of North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
01.1974: Broken up at Pictou NS [Ferguson Industries Ltd].

Download a report of the December 1959 incident in PDF format

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M.T. Boston Neptune FD14

M.T. Boston Neptune FD14
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M.T. Acadia Neptune

M.T. Acadia Neptune

M.T. Acadia Neptune

M.T. Acadia Neptune
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Changelog
13/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.