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 LT430

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

21/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.