M.T. Boston Kestrel – FD256

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
Technical

Official Number: 308710
Yard Number: 997
IMO: 6600955
Completed: 1966
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

History

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.
26.02.1966: Sailed Hull on first trip to Iceland (Sk. Anthony Buschini).
25.03.1966: Landed at Fleetwood. From West Coast of Iceland, 1,300 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07.09.1992: Lloyd’s Class withdrawn.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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M.T. Boston Kestrel FD256

M.T. Boston Kestrel FD256
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. Boston Kestrel FD256

M.T. Boston Kestrel FD256
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

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

Changelog
16/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
22/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks and added images.