S.T. Boston Typhoon FD272


Official Number: 180335
Yard Number: 376
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 329
Net Tonnage: 128
Length: 137.5 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Built: Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull (engine built 1945). Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150 ° F


25.5.1948: Launched by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.376) for Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood as BOSTON TYPHOON.
9.1948: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD272). Basil A. Parkes designated manager.
9.1948: Sailed Lowestoft for fishing grounds (Sk. Robert Wright); seventeen crew all told, to land at Fleetwood.
2.5.1953: Last landing at Fleetwood.
5.1953: Sold to Ytre Rollöya Fiskersamvirke, Hamnvik, Norway (Ove Bergvoll, Harstad, manager). Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Hamnvik as ROLLANES.
1971: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Boston Typhoon FD272

S.T. Boston Typhoon FD272
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

SS.T. Boston Typhoon FD272

S.T. Boston Typhoon FD272
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14/05/2012: Page published. 7 updates since then.
16/09/2019: Information updated.