ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
LINDENLEA
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1960
Description
Yard Number: 292
Built by John Lewis
Owned by South Burn (Fishing), managed by Craig Stores
Engine number 362, Mirrlees type KSSDM6

Side fishing

Owned in 1976 by Seafield F Co. Ltd, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1976 by BUT, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1981 by George Craig & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.

Renamed Grampian Princess

Built by John Lewis for Southburn Fishing, a subsidary of Craig Stores, Aberdeen who operated a fleet of trawlers. Lindenlea was a very successful earning boat for the company, bringing in the top yearly earnings of the whole fleet.

Lindenlea worked for the company until 1975 when the company was taken over by a big fishing organisation called British United Trawlers (BUT). Sold in 1981 to George Craig & Sons, where it became Grampian Princess in 1982 and fished until 1985.

It was converted for standby work where the fishroom was cleared back to its bare steel work and accommodation area built for the event of rescuing survivors from rig evacuation (2 fast rescue boats were carried on deck).

Sailed with sister ship Ben Strome (Grampian Dawn) to Thames Shipyard, Kent in 1991. Both ships bought in 2002 and towed to Ipswich with proposal of turning one vessel into a diving ship and the other into a transmitting station for Radio Caroline, to be called Music Man 279, however the cost of conversion proved too high and the plan was abandoned. The vessels are believed to be still moored at Ipswich pending sale.
Shipowner
John Lewis and Sons
Owner
Southburn (Fishing) Ltd, Aberdeen A409
Dimensions
length 118 5/6' x breadth 25 7/12' x depth 12 9/12'
Gross Tonnage: 281ton
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