ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN LUI
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1970
Official Number
303237
Description
Yard Number: 364
Fishing Number: A166

Renamed: YMIR (1979)

Engine - British Polar type Vee Oil 4SA 12cy 250x300 Rev. Gear, Glasgow, SF112 VS-6
Sea trial - average speed 14.2 knots

Stern Fishing, 2 decks, welded

Launched by Mrs H Bowman, wife of skipper Harry Bowman, Wednesday 30th December 1970.

BEN LUI was a stern trawler for local Aberdeen fishing co. built by John Lewis. BEN LUI was the company's biggest boat. She was to fish the distant fishing grounds of Iceland for cod on 14 day trips.
In 1978 BEN LUI was sold after Iceland put a 200 mile fishing zone around the island making it unequable for the company to fish there. Ironically the ship ended up in Iceland owned by Stalskip H/F (Hafnarfjordur). Still owned in 1979 by Stalskip H/F, Iceland and renamed YMIR.
Class withdrawn owners requ. 20/11/1989.
BEN LUI was sold to owners in Uruguay, info not exact as in Lloyd's Register of 1992/93 as owners Ikuz, ships name YMIR and was damaged by fire April 1990, fire damage unknown. No further information after 1992/93.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Shipowner
Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd
Associated
Ben Lui
Dimensions
length 145' 7" x breadth 33' 1" x depth 12' 9"
gross tonnage: 469 ton

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