british Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice - Boston Deep Sea Fisheries - Fred Parkes FV Benghazi (H 66) (+1947)
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
subtype/class Castle class Admiralty trawler (br.)
Castle class Admiralty trawler (br.) James Seckar HMT (No.3526) (+1917)
propulsion steam
date built 1917
weight (tons) 257  grt
dimensions 38.1 x -- x -- m
material steel [*]
engine 1 triple expansion engine
power 550  indicated horsepower  [*]
speed 10 [*]  knots
IMO/Off. no. 144506
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 23/04/1947  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 671
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last owner
[1]Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice - Boston Deep Sea Fisheries - Fred Parkes, Grimsby
FV Benghazi (H 66) (+1947)
period --- ~ 1947
IMO/Off. no.: 144506
prev. owners
[2]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Flying Admiral
period 1917 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 144506
[3]Hull Merchants Amalgamated, Hull
FV Benghazi (H 66)
period 1919 ~ ---
IMO/Off. no.: 144506
[4]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT John Bullock
period 1917 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 144506
captain John Anderton
complement >26 [*]
no. of crew 16
about the wreck
depth (m.) 40 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/10/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 06/01/2013

[*] means that the value was inherited from James Seckar HMT (No.3526) (+1917), the reference for Castle class Admiralty trawler (br.).
Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Wk is reported to be intact.

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Melchers Jan26/04/2009Steam Trawler (Ex.Flying Admiral,John Bullock). Was a Castle Class trawler build for the Admirality in 1917. On 23.04.1947 she called at Oban for stores and left there at 10.45 pm that night. About an hour later she was swept on to a reef near Fladda Lighthouse.
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 Shipwrecks of the West of Scotland By Bob Baird
Allen Tony26/06/2007Benghazi was 257 tons and 125 feet in length.

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About Owners
Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice - Boston Deep Sea Fisheries - Fred Parkes, Grimsby

Formed in 1885 with vessels initially based at Hull, but a fish quay and stores were shortly after built at Boston, Lincolnshire. In 1922 owner Fred Parkes decided to move the business to Fleetwood and Grimsby. This marked the end of Boston as a major fishing port. During the years that followed the company acquired many subsidiaries and owned fleets in Fleetwood, Hull, Grimsby and Lowestoft. It was liquidated and reformed as Boston Deep Sea Fisheries. The company ended its operations in 1979.

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