Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Nico Bacon (Viking Fishing, Cape Town)
Official Number: 303800
Yard Number: 996
Gross Tonnage: 431
Length: 140 ft
Breadth: 29′ 4″
Depth: 15′ 6″
Built: Beverley 1965 by C.D Holmes & Co Ltd
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries
1965: In ownership of Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd.
1966: Fleetwood’s highest grossing vessel.
1967: Fleetwood’s highest grossing vessel. £107,425 Skipper Bill Rawcliffe.
02.1968: Carried out experiments by the Palmer Aero Products company using de-icing equipment, that reduced the likelihood of capsizing. Despite its modest cost of £2,000, Palmers received no orders.
1970: Fleetwood’s 2nd highest grossing vessel. £153,995 Skipper Bill Rawcliffe.
1971: First Fleetwood Trawler to fitted with a gutting machine.
1972: Fleetwood’s highest grossing vessel. £161,874 Skipper Bill Rawcliffe.
12.1972: Transferred to Grimsby.
10.1973: Set a new port record for a 140 feet vessel. Landed 2,258 kits. Grossed £34,339 Skipper Derek Brown. 22 Days Iceland.
1974: Grimsby’s highest grossing vessel in the 140 feet class, £292,970.
7.12.1978: Arrived at Lowestoft to be converted to an Oil Rig Stand by Safety Vessel.
01.1979: Work Completed. Fleetwood fishing registry closed. Transferred to Grimsby Near Water Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1982: Chartered by Colne Shipping of Lowestoft.
1984: Sold to Colne Group (Claridge Trawlers Ltd.) for oil rig support work.
04.1985: Renamed COLNE PHANTOM.
1987: Registration transferred to Claridge Trawlers Ltd, a subsidiary of Colne.
1991: Laid up.
01.1992: Sold for scrapping to Caravel Maritime Ltd, Rainham, Kent for breaking up
6.1.1992: Sailed from Lowestoft bound for Rainham, Kent on the River Thames for scrapping for breaking at Bloor’s Wharf.
1992: Sold to Caroline Paternity (Pty) Limited, Cape Town, South Africa.
4.4.1992: Arrived Lowestoft in tow of ANGLIAN WARRIOR and subsequently slipped for repairs and a survey.
2.5.1992: Sailed from Lowestoft as COLNE PHANTOM. Registered at Kingstown bound for South Africa.
1992: In ownership of Caroline Pty Ltd.
In 1992: she was Converted to a stern trawler and returned to fishing.
1995: in ownership of Viking Fishing Co Pty Ltd.
1996: Prawn fishing in Mozambique.
14.9.2000: Vessel has been refitted at the cost of 1,000,000 Rand.
26.3.2009: The BOSTON PHANTOM now “COLNE PHANTOM” was Last seen in Cape Town fish dock laid up.
2009: Broken up.
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17/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
10/04/2017: Removed incorrect image and FMHT watermark.
21/05/2017: Added image.