Official Number: 187847
Yard Number: 736
Gross Tonnage: 314
Length: 127 ft
Breadth: 26.8 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Engine: 2 stroke 5-cyl Polar diesel (740bhp) by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
07.1956: Built at Hessle as BUZZARD for Brixham Trawlers Ltd
01.08.1959: Sold along with the company to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Arthur J. Lewis, manager).
1961: Renamed BOSTON SEAFIRE.
1969: Sold to New Zealand as NEPTUNE.
1974: Sold to Sealord Products Ltd, Nelson,NZ. Renamed Seafire registered at Nelson.
199? Sold to Duesouth Trawlers (NZ) Ltd, Nelson, NZ. Still in LR 2005-6.
2006: Berthed at Wellington. No longer used for fishing and being prepared for scuttling as an artificial reef. Engine removed and installed in local power station.
19.10.2008: Scuttled at Whale Island of the eastern Bay of Plenty coastline.
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18/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.