|Photographer:||Nick Roe [View profile]||Title:||Seafire||Added:||Jul 01, 2007|
||Fishing vessel loa 70ft/21m and over|
|Not at her best, Wellington 17/7/2005.
Built 1956 by Henry Scarr at Hessle, Hull UK. Launched as Buzzard FD109 1956 - 1961 (Brixham Tralwers), Boston Seafire FD109 1961 - 73 (Boston Deepsea Fisheries) sailed to NZ 1973 (possibly called Neptune) 1974 Seafire. Was part of the Sealord fleet through the 80s and early 90s.
The only other vessel built to the same plans was the Hawfinch FD114 (later the Boston Nimrod)
See http://www.arcticcorsair.f9.co.uk for information and pics on the Hull Side Trawler fleet.