S.T. Boston Hurricane H568

In BDSF (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port.

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson


Official Number: 181333
Yard Number: 1334
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 555
Net Tonnage: 205
Length: 171.0 ft
Breadth: 29.2 ft
Depth: 14.7 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 925ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150 ° F


13.12.1947: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1334) for Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood as BOSTON HURRICANE.
31.5.1948: Registered at Hull (H568).
1.6.1948: Completed. Insured for £114,000. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
5.6.1948: First trip. Sailed for Bear Island grounds (Sk. Alfred Smith).
29.6.1948: At Hull landed 2,48kits (2,356 headless), £8,117 gross.
13.4.1949: Sold to East Riding Trawlers Ltd, Hull for the sum of £130,000. Charles Percy Hudson designated manager.
25.5.1949: Registered at Hull as STELLA POLARIS (H568) (MoT Minute RG1057/59 dated 3.5.1949).
1949: Spent 341 days at sea, 41,013 kits landed, £97,297 gross.
2.1951: East Riding Trawlers Ltd, Hull in liquidation.
13.2.1951: Sold to Hudson Brothers Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
9.3.1951: Registered at Hull as CAPE CROZIER (H568) (MoT Minute RG1040/51 dated 21.2.1951). Thomas Hudson designated manager.
17.2.1960: Ross Group, Grimsby acquired the whole of the share capital of Hudson Brothers Trawlers Ltd. The twelve trawlers valued at their current book value. CAPE CROZIER – £36,446.
18.1.1961: Sailed for Norway Coast grounds (Sk. Ronald Hall).
19.1.1961: In gale force winds developed severe starboard list. Brought head to wind to address stability and with list corrected, continued on passage.
8.2.1961: At Hull landed 1,632 kits (975 shelf), £7,026 gross.
25.3.1965: Last trip. Sailed Hull for White Sea grounds (Sk.H. Saunderson).
23.4.1965: At Grimsby landed 2,026 kits £7,604 gross. Returned to Hull and laid up for disposal.
5.1965: Sold to to Arie Rijsdijk Boss & Zonen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambracht for breaking up.
2.6.1965: Hull registry closed.
3.6.1965: Arrived Hendrik-Ido-Ambracht.

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S.T. Boston Hurricane H568

S.T. Boston Hurricane H568
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

S. T. Boston Hurricane H568

S. T. Boston Hurricane H568
Picture courtesy of Brian Calvert


07/06/2011: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
01/08/2014: Picture 2 added.
30/07/2018: Updated information and removed FMHT watermark.