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 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.
Come aboard Hullís last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a FREE guided tour, the only way the public are permitted to see it, but a pleasure nonetheless. Youíll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.
The Arctic Corsair is Hullís last surviving sidewinder trawler, a type of ship that formed the backbone of the cityís 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.
Tour Season runs March to October.
Tours times (general public)
Wednesday and Saturdays 10am - 4.30pm (last tour 3pm)
Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm (last tour 3pm)
Tours are also available on Easter Monday, May Day bank holiday, spring bank holiday, summer bank holiday.
Duration - One to one and a half hours.
Tours are Free.
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