M.T. Aberdeen Explorer – FD15

Technical

Official Number: 303221
Yard Number: 926
Completed: 1965
Gross Tonnage: 425
Length: 139.7 ft
Breadth: 29.4 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Fishroom: Approx 11,500 cubic feet.
Engine: 1150bhp, Mirrlees

History

1965: Built for Aberdeen Motor Trawlers Ltd (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries subsidiary).
10.3.1966: Arrived Fleetwood as ABERDEEN EXPLORER A765.
1967: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Manager B. A. Parkes.
3.12.1968: Renamed BOSTON EXPLORER.
1968: To Fleetwood registration FD15.
14.3.1973: Had both her trawl warps cut by the Icelandic coastguard vessel THOR.
11.7.1973: Had one of her trawl warps cut by the Icelandic coastguard vessel AEGIR.
02.1974: Sk. Bill Rawcliffe reported to owners that a stowaway, identified as Fleetwood schoolboy Arthur Dewhirst, had been discovered. Owners ordered him transferred to BOSTON LIGHTNING which was homeward bound.
10.1978: Laid up and in the same month sold to George Craig & Sons. Aberdeen.
1979: To oil-rig Safety Vessel renamed GRAMPIAN EXPLORER, Owner George Craig & Sons Limited.

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M.T. Aberdeen Explorer

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer FD15

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer FD15
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer FD15

M.T. Aberdeen Explorer FD15
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

Changelog

20/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.