M.T. Boston Typhoon – FD183

Technical

Official Number: 301877
Yard Number: 943
IMO: 5049398
Completed: 1959
Launched: 11/04/1959
Registered: 09/07/1959
Gross Tonnage: 425
Net Tonnage: 151
Length: 139.82 ft
Breadth: 28.02 ft
Depth: 14.50 ft
Engine: 1065hp oil engine by CD Holmes/Werkspoor
Speed : 12 knots

History

11.04.1959: Launched. 09.07.1959: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.943) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood as BOSTON TYPHOON.
07.1959: Registered at Fleetwood (FD183).
07.1963: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London and Fleetwood taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
01.01.1964: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
17.1.1964: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood office closed. Managed by Boston office.
04.02.1968: On an Icelandic trip stranded at the entrance to Isafjordur.
06.02.1968: Refloated.
28.08.1968: Sold to Irvin & Johnson Ltd, Cape Town. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Cape Town (CTA298).
1968: Remeasured 393grt 124n.
23.04.1978: When some 56 miles NW of Saldanha Bay, Western Cape in position 32.43S 16.50E suffered severe fire in engineroom.
25.04.1978: Arrived Cape Town under tow. Later surveyed and declared a CTL (Constructive Total Loss). Stripped of all useable equipment and non-ferrous metals. Capetown registry closed.
04.11.1978: Towed out from Cape Town and scuttled off Robben Island as part of an artificial reef.

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M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183

M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183
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M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183

M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183
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M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183

M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183
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M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183

M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183
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M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183

M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183
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M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183

M.T. Boston Typhoon FD183
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M.T. Boston Typhoon CTA298

M.T. Boston Typhoon CTA298
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Changelog
19/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
22/07/2017: Added image and removed FMHT watermark.