ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ABERDEEN VENTURER
Construction
STEEL
Type
MOTOR TRAWLER
Date
1960
Official Number
302224
Description
Yard Number: 885
ABERDEEN VENTURER (A488)

Date of Launch: 9 June 1960

August: 1972: Special survey carried out.
1973: Aberdeen Near Water Trawlers (part of John Wood Group).
Classed LR until 18 November 1977.
March 1980: Broken up in UK.

'Burntisland Shipbuilding Group Journal', vol. 26, no. 4, pg. 117, April 1961:
"Mrs. C.E. Miller, wife of one of the owning's company's directors carried out the naming ceremony".
Photographs in the volume include:
i) "Mrs. C.E. Miller speeds Aberdeen Venturer down the ways",
ii) "The launch of the ship"
iii) "Entering Aberdeen Harbour after first fishing trip".

31st August 1976 - Aberdeen Press & Journal account of how the 'Aberdeen Venturer' (owners given as John Wood Group, Aberdeen) and the 'Ben Tarbert' collided outside Peterhead's 'Bay of Refuge'. 'Aberdeen Venturer' skipper was charged with culpable homicide as two crew members of 'Ben Tarbert' were lost - but they denied the charges.
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Shipowner
Aberdeen Motor Trawlers Limited
Dimensions
length 115'10" x breadth 26' x depth 13'3"
gross tonnage: 298 ton
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