In Boston Lincs

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                      Kirton GN 42                               

Built 1886   Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield,  Beverley (Iron)
Yard No 15
Owner at New Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Boston Lincs   (Alfred Wheatley Ansell, manager)
ID no 93404
Launch Date 01.09.1886
Completed 1886
Gross Tons 123
Nett Tons 57
Engine 35 hp    C.2-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Length 92.3ft
Breadth 21ft
Depth 10.9ft


07.10.1886 Registered at Boston  BN 187
04.11.1886 Re-registered at Boston BN 188
1887 J.P. Mountain appointed manager.
02.12.1892 Collided with the steam tug “Boston” while travelling down the River Witham causing considerable damage.
25.01.1895 Towed into Boston by S.T. “Sturgeon” BN 17 after battling through one of the worst storms in years. She was struck by an enormous sea which washed away the bridge and with it George Hildred (Third hand) & Thomas Hughes (Skipper).
1897 James Bloomfield appointed manager.
20.03.1899 Landed the crew of the foundered S.S. “Recepta” (958g/1872) of London at Boston, the 13 crewmen were picked up from their small boat on 18th March; four other crewmen were lost.
07.01.1905 Deckhand John Miller (Lowestoft) washed overboard and lost.
02.1907 Boston registry closed.
28.02.1907 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin, Granton,  Edinburgh (owner/manager).
05.04.1907 Registered at Granton  GN 42.
1909 Stranded at St Cyrus Bay 5 miles NE of Montrose, crew taken off by lifeboat to Johnshaven, later refloated.
05.1916 Requisitioned and converted to Boom Defence Vessel based at Granton.
28.02.1919 Thomas L. Devlin deceased, (Robert D. Devlin & Thomas L. Devlin Jnr managers) (Company Trustees -Grace Darney Devlin (his wife); John Inglis, Peebles, Alex Stewart ( R. C. Priest) St Mary's Cathedral House Edinburgh)).
17.06.1919 Mortgaged by Thomas L. Devlin (Trustees), Granton Edinburgh (A)
17.06.1919 Mortgagee: John Inglis, Peebles, Peeblesshire.
1919 Returned to Owners
25.02.1920 Mortgage (A) discharged.
25.02.1920 Owned by William High,  Dundee (owner/manager).
1921 2nd Engineer David Wilson fined £5 or 30 days imprisonment for wilful damage to the engine while in the harbour.
02.08.1923 Owned by G. Ampetakiotis, Glasgow converted to salvage vessel.
02.08.1923 Granton registry closed.
1923 Renamed  "GLEANER".
1923 Registered at Vathy, Greece.
1930 Owned by A. Demitriades,  Vathy, Greece
1930 Renamed "TRITON".
1934 Owned by Demitriades Industries, Vathy Greece (A. Demitriades manager)
1937 Scrapped