Sailing from Lowestoft

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Joe Kerr

Boston Widgeon  LH 80

Built 1961   Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft (Steel)
Yard No 464
Owner at New Basil Parkes & A. W. Suddaby (Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Lowestoft)    ( A. W. Suddaby manager )
ID no 302408
Launch Date 15.07.1961
Completed 11.1961
Gross Tons 165
Nett Tons 61
Engine 528 hp 5-cyl by National Gas & Oil Engine Co Ltd, Ashton under Lyme
Length 93.5ft
Breadth 22.2ft
Depth 10.6ft


1961 Registered at Lowestoft LT 427
1965 Owned by Near Water Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft
1973 Owned by Joe Croan ( Fishing ) 1973 Ltd, Edinburgh ( Company dissolved in 1976)
1973  Lowestoft registry closed
1973 Registered at Leith LH 80.
1974 Owned by Breydon Marine Ltd,  Burgh Castle  Norfolk  ( James Robert Cheeseman )
1974 Renamed "BREYDON WIDGEON"
1976 Converted to ORSV (Oil Rig Supply/Safety Vessel)
1987 Registered at Leith LH 141
1990 Operated by the Wherry Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft and advertised for sale
1992 Leith registry closed.
1992 Registered at Lowestoft LT ??
04.09.1992 Sold and left Lowestoft.
1994 Owned by Greek owners
1994 Renamed "NAVI" and converted to a yacht.
Pre 2000 Sank off the approx 16 km (52.55N 03.54 E) off the Dutch coast (suspected of drug smuggling)