On This Day: The Arctic Corsair was launched 60 years today

Today marks the 60th birthday of one of Hull’s most high-profile pieces of maritime heritage. On Monday, February 29, 1960 the newly-built Arctic Corsair trawler was launched sidewards into the River Hull at the Beverley shipyard of Coo, Welton and Gemmell Ltd. The sidewinder trawler was the latest addition to a fleet of vessels owned by Hull fishing firm Boyd Line. Like all new trawlers, the Corsair wasn’t immediately ready for a trip to the Arctic fishing grounds. Instead, she underwent an extensive fitting out operation in Princes Dock in Hull before embarking on her maiden voyage on June 18. Video, >click to read< 14:52

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