ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BLUE HAZE II
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1952
Description
Yard Number: 230

Engine number 302 (D) built by Messrs Mirilees, Bickerton & Day.
Trial trip on 29 January 1953.
Sailed from Aberdeen on 3 February.

P & J May 2 1953 'While fishing off the coast of Newfoundland the Aberdeen-built trawler BHII was caught and held in an ice-pack for twelve days. Her crew had to be fed from the air. She was on her third fishing trip and was on her way back to port when she was caught in the pack ice being driven towards the land by easterly winds. Despite the pressure from the ice, which was from twelve to fifteen feet thick, the vessel's strongly constructed hull stood up well to the ordeal. The BHII, along with other vessels caught in the pack-ice, was finally freed with the assistance of an ice-breaker.'

Blue Haze is still in operation according to Lloyds 2010 Register. Ship still has Mirilees 1+4 Stroke (LKSSDM-6) 6CY 381x457 Engine as when built. The owner is listed as Crest Trawlers Liverpool NS Canada
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Job Brothers Co. Ltd, St Johns, Newfoundland
Dimensions
length 120 1/3' x breadth 25 1/12' x depth 12 3/6'
Gross Tonnage: 323ton

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