M.T. Boston Blenheim – FD137

Additional information courtesy of Frank Holden

Technical

Official Number: 341753
Completed: 1972
Gross tonnage: 517
Length: 141 ft
Launched: 04.10.1971
Engine: 1950bhp 12-cyl vee oil engine by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd, Newton-le-Willows

History

04/10.1971: Launched for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries as BOSTON BLENHEIM.
01.1972: Completed. To Fleetwood as a new vessel. Registered at Fleetwood (FD137).
Fished both home waters and Iceland and later worked the pelagic fisheries off the SW and NW coasts
1979: Sold with BOSTON BEVERLEY to Ben Mar Fishing Co, Chile
Later acquired by the Chilean Navy
2008: Registered at Valparaiso. Owners Pesca Chile SA, Santiago.
2013: Abandoned in Chincui Bay, Puerto Montt.
2016: Currently being overhauled at Puerto Montt, Chile.

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M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Boston Blenhein FD137

M.T. Boston Blenhein FD137
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

M.T. Boston Blenheim

M.T. Boston Blenheim
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137

M.T. Boston Blenheim FD137
Picture courtesy of The Frank Holden Collection

Changelog
20/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
04/11/2016: Information updated.
19/03/2017: Added image and removed disputed image.
26/05/2017: Added an image and removed FMHT watermarks.