ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
AVONRIVER
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1950
Description
Yard Number: 224
Official Number: 183841

Fisheries Number A660
Engine number 295, boiler by David Rowan.
Trial trip in Aberdeen Bay 8 June 1950.

Construction: riveted / part welded

Owner: North Star Shipping Aberdeen (Manager J. A. Harrow)

Fitted for fuel O.L. 6,50 F.P above 150 degrees F.
T. 3cylinders 12 3/4, 23" & 37"-26", 220 lb (s)

AVONRIVER was built by John Lewis for North Star Fishing Co. with a cruiser stern. AVONRIVER was part welded in places this being new to Aberdeen. AVONRIVER was one of the biggest trawlers to work out of Aberdeen, fishing the distant waters of Icleand, Barent Sea, of 14 days duration. AVONRIVER was fitted with two lifeboats on the upperdeck at the stern.

In 1967 AVONRIVER was sold to Hubbard Exploration Co. Ltd, Aberdeen (associated with the science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame) still Aberdeen registered. Class withdrawn 10/66 by owners.

No details in Lloyd's Registers after 1967.



Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
North Star Steam Fishing Company
Dimensions
length 145 1/3' x breadth 26 1/12' x depth 14 3/12'
gross tonnage: 421 tons

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