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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: taxi on May 02, 2007, 02:48:35 pm

Title: Boston Fury
Post by: taxi on May 02, 2007, 02:48:35 pm
Afternoon all,    Just received hull of the trawler Boston Fury from Kingston Mouldings and very nice it is too.   Is there anybody out there with photos of a completed model or photos of any of the other Boston  trawlers.
Title: Re: Boston Fury
Post by: DickyD on May 02, 2007, 03:00:16 pm
Ask DavieTait he's the trawler nut on here.

Richard ;)
Title: Re: Boston Fury
Post by: DavieTait on May 02, 2007, 08:44:07 pm
From the Aberdeen Built Ships website

Name
   BOSTON FURY
Construction
   STEEL
Type
   TRAWLER
Date
   1950
Description
   Yard Number: 222
Renamed: Fiskanes (1955) Boston Fury (1965) Brandur (1966)
Engine number 299, boiler by Kincaid, Greenock.
Trial trip in Aberdeen Bay 31 August 1950.
Owned in 1955 by Esmar Fuglo, Thorshavn, Faroes and renamed 'Fiskanes'. TN50
Owned in 1965 by Boston D S F Ltd, Grimsby and renamed 'Boston Fury'.
Owned in 1966 by Weelsby Tr. Ltd/Boston Group and renamed 'Brandur'.
Owner
   Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Lowestoft
Builder
   Lewis
Dimensions
   Overall: 16 5/6 x 32 1/12 x 185 3/6ft
Gross Tonnage: 799ton

(http://www.aberdeenships.com/media/Full/ms025419_004.jpg)

There is a book about Boston Deep Sea Fisheries ( the trawler company ) available.

http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/goole/bostonneptune.htm
(http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/goole/BOSTONNEPTUNE1955.jpg)

Here's some more Boston Trawlers

http://www.float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=Wczo2OiJib3N0b24iOw==&pg=15
http://www.float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=Wczo2OiJib3N0b24iOw==&pg=30
http://www.float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=Wczo2OiJib3N0b24iOw==&pg=27
http://www.float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=Wczo2OiJib3N0b24iOw==&pg=31
http://www.float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=Wczo2OiJib3N0b24iOw==&pg=32

From the Hull Model Boat Clubs website
(http://www.stanshobbies.karoo.net/fishing_boats/boston_viking.jpg)
(http://www.stanshobbies.karoo.net/fishing_boats/boston_typoon.jpg)
(http://www.stanshobbies.karoo.net/fishing_boats/Geoffs-boston-Typhoon1.jpg)
(http://www.stanshobbies.karoo.net/fishing_boats/bostonblenhim.jpg)

Hope that helps

Davie
Title: Re: Boston Fury
Post by: taxi on May 03, 2007, 11:50:59 am
Many thanks,   Davie you are a mine of information.    I have just spent the last half hour clicking away at images on links and it would appear that the Typhoon or the Neptune is more like the plan supplied as the Fury appears to be a longer ship.   The first photo from the HMBG looks very similar to the plan.   Anyway its back to the shed to carry on with the build.
Title: Re: Boston Fury
Post by: Billmaca on May 07, 2007, 09:57:02 pm
remember there were two Boston Fury's in the 50,s one H252 with the bridge three decks up built 1950 and GY188  1956 bridge on second deck, the early'r ship would make a lovely model ,but I think the plans available are of the GY ship


Billy