ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SEA GRIFFON
Construction
STEEL
Type
TUG
Date
1962
Official Number
303212
Description
Yard Number: 321

Aberdeen Harbour Motor Tug

Engine number 391.
Average speed on trial 10.86 knots at 500rpm.
Construction: Welded, part riveted

Last mention in 'Lloyd's Register of Shipping' 1970-71.

Classed LR until 29 August 2001

SEA GRIFFON was one of two diesel tugs ordered by Aberdeen Harbour to replace the four steam powered tugs they had being DANNY, RIDGEWAY, GLEN and NESS. The other Tug was SEA TROJAN.

The SEA GRIFFON and SEA TROJAN were designed as harbour tugs to assist in the berthing of the large cargo ships that came in to the port to discharge their cargo. As bow thrusters were not developed they were also used to shift the discharged trawlers from the fishmarket to the lay up berths at Albert Quay and the launches at Lewis' and Russell's shipyards.

SEA GRIFFON and SEA TROJAN were propelled by a single propeller through a steerable kort nozzle runnder to give extra power.

SEA GRIFFON has been layed up at Dundee Harbour since being sold in 1977 from AHB. The 2004 Lloyd's Register lists SEA GRIFFON owner as Coastal Marine but not being used. She was still in Dundee as at 2012. SEA TROJAN was still working at Heysham in 2012.

Shipbuilder
John Lewis and Sons
Shipowner
Aberdeen Harbour Board
Dimensions
length 80 1/6' x breadth 23 1/12' x depth 11'
gross tonnage: 117 ton
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