Official Number: 303221
Yard Number: 926
Gross Tonnage: 425
Length: 139.7 ft
Breadth: 29.4 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Fishroom: Approx 11,500 cubic feet.
Engine: 1150bhp, Mirrlees
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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20/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.