M.T. Boston Seahawk – A178


Official Number: 183991
Yard Number: S.702
Gross Tonnage: 180
Length: 102.2 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 9.8 ft
Built: Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne
Engine: 2 stroke 4-cyl 500bhp oil engine by H. Widdop & Co Ltd, Keighley.
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd


18.2.1953: Launched by Richard Dunston Ltd, Thorne (Yd.No.S.702) for Boston Deep Sea Fisheries & Ice Co Ltd, Lowestoft as BOSTON SEAHAWK.
6.1953: Completed. Registered at Lowestoft (LT430).
Pre1956: Sold to North Eastern Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven (John C. Llewellin, manager).
1957: Sold to George Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (George R. Wood, manager). Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Aberdeen (A178).
1959: Sold to Wilronwood Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (George R. Wood, manager).
1964: Re-engined 4 stroke 6-cyl 495bhp by Lister Blackstone Ltd, Dursley
1975?: Sold to Grant Broad Ltd, Douglas, IoM.
1979: Sold to Seahawk Fishing Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (E. Salthouse & J. R. Brackenbury).
1984: Sold to Iolo C. Hughes, Barmouth.
1986: Sold for demolition.

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M.T. Boston Seahawk A178

M.T. Boston Seahawk A178
Picture courtesy of Ted Hammill

M.T. Boston Seahawk A178

M.T. Boston Seahawk A178
Picture courtesy of The John Worthington Collection.

M.T. Boston Seahawk LT430

M.T. Boston Seahawk LT430
Picture courtesy of The Robert Durrant Collection

21/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
24/06/2022: Added an image.
16/03/2023: Added an image.