ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN TORC
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1959
Description
Yard Number: 284

Renamed: COMETA (1974-2010)

Engine number 350 (Oil Engine 524KW 4SA 6cy 381x451 Mirrless Blackstone, Stockport)

Type: Side Fishing; Construction: Riveted/P. Welded

BEN TORC was one of many fishing vessels built by John Lewis for Richard Irvin & Sons Aberdeen. BEN TORC was a diesel engine side trawler that fishing out R. Irvin's North Shields depot along with sister ship BEN CHOURN. She fished the North Sea and Shetland Fisheries. BEN TORC was one of the new diesels replacing the old steamers.

BEN TORC fished for the company until 1974

BEN TORC was sold to Mateo Y Alfonso Salerno, Mar Del Plata, Argentina in 1974.

Owned in 1974 by Friopesca S A C S, Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Class withdrawn by owners request 22/11/1974. Renamed COMETA.

Still working as in Lloyd's Register 2010 edition but now owned by Vicarp S.A. Mar Del Plata, Argentina, name unchanged.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd
Dimensions
length 120 1/3' x breadth 25 1/12' x depth 12 3/6'
gross tonnage 296 ton

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