Arctic Corsair, Kingston-upon-Hull

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The Arctic Corsair is a deep-sea trawler that was converted to a museum ship in 1999. It is berthed between Drypool Bridge and Myton Bridge in the River Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England, and is part of the city's Museums Quarter.Exhibits and guides aboard the boat tell the story of Hull's deep-sea fishing industry.HistoryThe Arctic Corsair is Hull’s last surviving sidewinder trawler, a type of ship that formed the backbone of the city’s deep sea fishing fleet. She was built in 1960, at Cook, Welton & Gemmell in Beverley, and was the second diesel-engined trawler built for the Boyd Line, the first being the Arctic Cavalier which was launched the previous month. She was designed for the harsh conditions encountered in the Icelandic grounds, having a rivetted rather than welded hull.In September 1967 she was holed on her starboard side in a collision off the coast of Scotland with the Irish collier Olive in thick fog. Attempting to reach harbour in Wick she was beached in Sinclair Bay but eventually repaired and refloated.
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  • its bigger than you think it was just outside the street life museum when i saw it, incredible trawler  more »
  • I have lived in Hull for 15 years and only managed to do this once. It is open on odd occasions for odd hours and you need to book in advance. It took an hour or more to be shown around the ship by so...  more »
  • I've never been on board this former fishing vessel, as the viewing times are infrequent. However, an upgrade of the attraction is planned in the near future!  more »
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  • We visited the Artic Corsair with my little family (including our young daughter and her nana) We had a brilliant tour with cliff - who was so amazing and very patient with our little girl as my wife and I took it in turns to ask him questions. This experience is amazing and everyone should get see living history in this way! Nana loved it too!! Thank you so much for your time and we will be following the move to the dry dock!
  • The Arctic Corsair is the last Hull based Stern Trawler in existence. We had a completely free, guided tour of it by an ex-trawler man volunteer. He had some amazing and engaging stories and facts. It's an incredible tour.
  • The best hour and a half on my 3 day trip
  • Very good insight to the practical aspects of the trawler.
  • Well worth a visit. See hands on how it was on a trawler for all the lucky and the unfortunate.
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