ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN STROME
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1962
Official Number
187939
Description
Yard Number: 318

Type: Motor Fishing Trawler
Construction: Riveted, Part Welded

Engine number 388: Oil 4SA 6cy 381x457 Mirrlees Bickerton
Average speed on trial 10.987 knots

Subsequent Names: GRAMPIAN DAWN (1982)

BEN STROME was built by John Lewis & Son for Richard Irvin & Son of Aberdeen but sailed out of their North Shields office. BEN STROME fished North Sea Norway fisheries. BEN STROME fished for the company until 1980 when she was converted to a safety standby vessel.

1982: Sold to George Craig & Sons (North Star Fishing Co. Ltd). Now described as a "stand-by safety vessel for offshore installations" and for "service within sea area enclosed between parallels of Latitude 62°N and 48°N, Meridian of Longitude 15°W and coast of Europe". Renamed GRAMPIAN DAWN.
1987: Still described as a "stand-by safety vessel" now for "pollution control".
1992: Sold to World Ocean Shipping (Aberdeen).
1998-1999: No owners listed.
1999-2000: Owners now World Ocean Shipping Ltd.
2005-2006: Listed as GRAMPIAN DAWN (pollution control vessel) in the Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
2007-2008: Still listed in Lloyd's Register.
[Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping]

Sailed with sister ship Lindenlea 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.

Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Shipowner
Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd
Dimensions
length 120 1/3' x breadth 25 1/12' x depth 12 3/6'
gross tonnage: 282 ton

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