Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
Official Number: 308710
Yard Number: 997
Gross Tonnage: 431
Net Tonnage: 169
Length: 134.02 ft
Breadth: 29.36 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 6-cyl 1145bhp/854kW Werkspoor oil engine by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
02.1966: Completed by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.997) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull as BOSTON KESTREL.
Registered at Fleetwood (FD256). Basil Arthur Parkes, Hessle designated manager.
02.1966: Sailed Hull on first trip to Iceland (Sk. Anthony Buschini).
17.03.1966: Landed at Fleetwood. From West Coast of Iceland, 1,342 kits £6,400 gross.
1967: Second top trawler at Fleetwood (Sk. Anthony Buschini), £105,506 gross.
1969: Sold to Basil Arthur Parkes, Hessle & others. Basil Arthur Parkes designated managing owner. Transferred to fish out of Grimsby.
16.04.1973: 2nd Cod War. On Icelandic grounds had both trawl warps cut by Icelandic gunboat ODINN.
1974: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Hull. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
30.04.1976: 3rd Cod War. On Icelandic grounds had one trawl warp cut by Icelandic coastguard vessel BALDUR.
03.05.1976: On Icelandic grounds had both trawl warps cut by Icelandic gunboat ODINN.
1978: Sold to North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
28.06.1978: Arrived Lowestoft. Berthed at Richards for conversion to offshore platform standby role. Fleetwood Part IV registry closed. Employed on offshore installation standby-safety duties.
1978: Converted by Richards Shipbuilders Ltd, Lowestoft for offshore platform standby-safety role.
02.1982: Chartered by The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1984: Sold to The Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft. G. D. Claridge designated manager.
1985: Registered at Lowestoft as COLNE KESTREL.
1991: Laid up at Lowestoft.
12.1991: Sold en bloc with ANEGADA (ex Ross Curlew (GY692); BARNSLEY (ex GY651) and CRYSTAL PALACE (ex GY683) to C. Knight/Caravel Maritime Ltd, Rainham, Kent for breaking up by Caravel Maritime Ltd at Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham.
23.01.1992: Sailed Lowestoft for Medway. Laid up on mud off Bloors Wharf.
07.09.1992: Lloyd’s Class withdrawn.
1993: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register “Broken up”.
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16/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
22/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks and added images.
17/05/2022: Updated history.