ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN LORA
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1961
Description
Yard Number: 329

Engine number 399, Mirrlees KSDM6.
Average speed on trial 10.69 knots.

1 Oil Engine Driving 1 FP Propeller.
Mirrlees 1x4 Stroke 6cy 381x457

Type: Fishing Trawler
Construction: Riveted/Welded

Fishing Number SN43

Subsequent Names: BLUE MOON, renamed 1962; MERIDIAN (1999)

BEN LORA was one of two sister ships. The other was BEN GLAS for Richard Irvin of Aberdeen. BEN LOYAL and BEN GLAS fished out of their North Shields base and had different hull colours to the Aberdeen ships which were painted grey and North Sheilds red and green.

BEN LORA changed name to BLUE MOON in 1999 for Cavenhart of North Shields until 1999. In 1999 the vessel was renamed MERIDIAN for Sealskill Ltd, L & J Management Ltd, of Falmouth.

Last known in 2005-06 Lloyd's Register.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd
Dimensions
length 104 3/12' x breadth 23 1/12' x depth 12'
Gross Tonnage: 219 ton

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