ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
W. R. DEESIDE
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1972
Official Number
303250
Description
Yard Number: 374
Fishing Number: A374
Launched in August 1972

Motor Trawler - Pocket Trawler, Side
Construction: Welded

Engine Lister Blackstone ETSL6MGR
Average speed on trial 11.22 knots.
Vessel often worked off Aberdeenshire coast.

Owners William G. Wilson & Samuel F. Robertson, Port Knockie, Banff

DEESIDE was one of the many new classes of trawlers being built in the 1970/80s called 'Pocket Class' as they were smaller than the larger size trawlers by John Lewis. DEESIDE was known as W. R. DEESIDE in its first year dropping the W.R. prefix in 1973.

DEESIDE was acquired by W. G. Wilson & S. F. Robertson of Banff in 1977.
Lloyd's Register of Shipping for 1982 lists owner as James Bruce Robertson of Banff.

DEESIDE fished off port and starboard sides and decks were not enclosed to bad weather.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
W G Wilson and S F Robertson, Banff
Dimensions
length 24.21m x breadth 6.58m x depth 2.871m
gross tonnage 107 tons

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