ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
COURAGE
Type
PURSE SEINER
Date
1974
Official Number
7340978
Description
COURAGE (BF 212)
Yard Number: 965
Type: Purse Ring Net Herring Fishing
Construction: Welded

Subsequent Names: VERONICA AV FOTO

Lister Blackstone Oil engine driving FP prop. 4SA 6cy 222 x 292, reverse reduction engine.

Owner: George West (Manager Banffshire Fish Selling Aberdeen)

COURAGE was built for a Mr West of Cairnbulg, Banff as a purse ring net fishing trawler fishing for herring. It had a thruster forward and one aft. The net would be cast over the side to form a a big ring round the fish. A small motor boat carried aboard would be launched and draw the net into a circle to he hauled on board and put into tanks of seawater.
In 1977 COURAGE was lengthened by 30 feet (section was put in by cutting the ship in two forward of the wheelhouse and the wheelhouse was extended up a deck and the motor boat taken away. She also had her accommodation renewed.
COURAGE was sold to Fiskeri A B Ginneton of Sweden as a stern trawler seiner in 2002.
COURAGE is listed in the 1993-94 Lloyd's as a stern trawler seiner until 2000-01 Lloyd's Register. Listed in 2006 Lloyd's Register as still sailing.
Owner
G & D West Ltd, Banff, BF212
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
new length 33.53m x breadth moulded 7.31m x depth 2.801
Gross Tonnage: 150 ton
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