M.T. Boston Wellvale – FD209

Technical

Official Number: 301893
Yard Number: 974
IMO No. 5049441
Completed: 1961
Registered: December 14 1961
Gross Tonnage: 419
Net Tonnage: 143
Depth: 14′ 6″
Length: 137′ 2″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Engine: 1050HP by CD Holmes/Werkspoor
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, 1961
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood
Speed: 12 knots

History

1961: Completed by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yard No. 974) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood as BOSTON WELLVALE. Registered at Fleetwood (FD209).
06.1962: Suffered an accommodation fire off St Kilda.
25.11.1966: Sold to North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
12.12.1966: Under the command of skipper Dave Venney she ran ashore at Cape Arnanes in a gale and snowstorm whilst proceeding to Isafjordhur to have her radar repaired and to land a sick crew member. An Icelandic rescue party answered the distress call and took off all 17 crew by breeches buoy. The insurance company decided the ship was a total loss. An Icelandic business man Eudmundur Marselliusson bought the wreck for £150.
08.08.1967: Refloated with the assistance of the Icelandic Gunboat ALBERT and sold for breaking. Vessel taken to Hafnarfjordur and refitted by an Icelandic company.
1971: Returned to service by Stalskip H/F Iceland and renamed RAN (GK42).
16.05.1980: Sold to Issfodin H/F, Gardur and renamed INGOLFUR (GK42).
16.03.1984: Sold to Nidursuduverks Midjunni H/F, Isafirdi and renamed ARNANES (IS42).
08.031985: Sold to Torfnesi H/F, Isafirdi.
08.04.1988: Sold to Sacdori H/F, Siglufirdi as Arnanes (SI42).
1999: Sold to Thormodur Rammi-Saeberg, Guayamas, Mexico.
2008: Still fishing and owned by Rammi H/F, Siglufjordur, Iceland.

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M.T. Boston Wellvale FD209

M.T. Boston Wellvale FD209
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Boston Wellvale FD209

M.T. Boston Wellvale FD209
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Boston Wellvale FD209

M.T. Boston Wellvale FD209
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Arnanes IS42

M.T. Arnanes IS42

Changelog
19/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.