Arctic Corsair

The Arctic Corsair
Arctic Corsair
Rear of Streetlife Museum High Street
Hull  HU1 1PS

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The Arctic Corsair was built in 1960 at Beverley Shipyard for the Boyd Line. The last of the Hull side fishing vessels or 'side winders', she had a long and successful career despite the decline of the local fishing industry after 1975 and the imposition of the 200 mile limits.

A veteran of the Cod Wars, the Arctic Corsair was rammed by an Icelandic gun boat in the 1970's. After a lay-up of seven years she achieved a record breaking return to fishing in 1986 before being finally laid up in the winter of 1987. In June that year, she had landed 2,957 kits of fish with a value of 155,341.

The vessel opened to the public in 1999 and has since attracted in excess of 20,000 visitors.

Contact Details:
Telephone 01482 613902

Learning Programmes:

Volunteer led tours can be booked by appointment


History, Hull Fishing Industry, Local History

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