M.T. Boston Halifax – GY321

Technical

Official Number: 364903
Yard Number: 584
Completed: 1975
Gross Tonnage: 387
Length: 124 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Ltd, Goole

History

1975: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Ltd, Goole, (Yd. No. 584) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, as BOSTON HALIFAX. Registered at Grimsby (GY321).
1975: Fished the West Coast grounds from Fleetwood. Fitted for pair trawling. Returned to Grimsby and fished the Arctic grounds from there.
1978: Transferred to Lowestoft.
1985: Registered as LO339.
1986: Sold to Danish owners as DROT.
1990: Returned to UK ownership (George Craig & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen) and renamed GRAMPIAN DEE and converted to a safety vessel.
2007: Sold ?
2009: As FENDERCARE INDEPENDENCE LO336, Fendercare Marine Ltd, Norwich under Sierra Leone flag.

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M.T. Boston Halifax GY321

M.T. Boston Halifax LO339
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. Boston Halifax LO339

M.T. Boston Halifax GY321

M.V. Fendercare Independence

M.V. Fendercare Independence

Changelog
25/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.