Official Number: 203678
Yard Number: 466
LR Number: 504945
Gross Tonnage: 164.51
Net Tonnage: 60.53
Length: 93.5 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 475bhp 5cyl National Diesel
1962: Completed by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yard Number 466) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd. Registered at Lowestoft (LT454).
9.4.1962: Ran trials.
25.9.1969 landed 2420 stones of fish at Lowestoft.This catch was the first ever landed at Lowestoft which was fully boxed and graded at sea.
1971: After seven days at sea, Skipper Ian Lace called owner’s office in Lowestoft to report he had 250 kit aboard. The next day he made a return call reporting she had a further 350 kit of mainly cod taken in 24 hours from the Middle Rough grounds.
BOSTON WHIRLWIND docked in Lowestoft the following day with fish room full and deck full of fish. Grossed £4,500,averaging around £8 a kit, a good return for 1971.
1979 Fully converted for use as a Safety Standby Vessel.
7.1986 Sold to Spanish owners,Parafleet Ltd.,Falmouth.
1996: Renamed SEA VENTURER.
2007: Broken up at Marin.
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05/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.