ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
TYGER
Construction
STEEL
Type
KETCH
Date
1963
Official Number
303216
Description
Yard Number: 907
Auxiliary Twin Screw Ketch

Designed by Camper & Nicholsons Ltd. for Sir Myles Wyatt, Admiral of the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

In 1963, the owner Sir Myles Wyatt, also became a Chairman of the Burntisland Shipbuilding Group, which included Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. He was also Admiral of the RORC and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

The 'Burntisland Shipbuilding Group Journal' wrote the following about the launch of Tyger in 1963:
'Designed by Camper & Nicholsons Ltd, the Tyger is 88' 4.5" overall in length, 21'4" in breadth, 11'6" draft and 134 tons Thames Measurement. Constructed to the requirements of Lloyd's for yachts to Class 100A.1, the hull is of mild steel and the deckhouse of marine quality aluminium. Main and mizzen masts are of aluminium and all standing rigging of stainless steel. A full complement of terylene sails is carried.' (page 82, Volume 27, Number 3, Burntisland Shipbuilding Group).

By 1980: Renamed ISLANDER OF POLRUAN, owner Richard Strauss, Southampton. Sail No. 103

Spotted afloat and for sale at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 2013.

Current: not traced for charter
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Myles Wyatt
Dimensions
length 83' x breadth 21' x depth 15'
gross tonnage 115 ton

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