M.T. Boston Kestrel – FD256


Official Number: 303710
Yard Number: 997
Completed: 1966
Gross Tonnage: 431
Net Tonnage: 169
Length: 142 ft
Breadth: 29′ 4” ft
Depth: 15′ 6” ft


1966: Completed by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.997) for Basil A. Parkes, Hessle & others (Basil A. Parkes managing owner) as BOSTON KESTREL. Registered at Fleetwood (FD256).
1974: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1978: Sold to North Cape Fishing Co Ltd (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Lowestoft, managers). Converted to offshore platform stand-by safety vessel. Fleetwood Fishing Registry closed, transferred to British Register of Ships at Fleetwood.
1982: Chartered by The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1984: Sold to The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft (G. D. Claridge, manager).
1985: Renamed COLNE KESTREL.
1991: Laid up.
12.1991: Sold to C. Knight/Caravel Maritime Ltd, Rainham, Kent for breaking up by Caravel Maritime Ltd at Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham.
7.9.1992: Lloyd’s Class withdrawn.
1993: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register “Broken up”.

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Boston Kestrel Clipping

Boston Kestrel Clipping
Picture courtesy of Geoff Davidson

M.T. Boston Kestrel FD256

M.T. Boston Kestrel FD256
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

S.S.V. Colne Kestrel

S.S.V. Colne Kestrel
Picture courtesy of Trevor Snowling

16/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.