ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
NERINE
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1925
Description
Yard Number: 688

In 1938 Nerine caught the first known example of the Coelacanth fish off the east coast of South Africa, a species thought to have been extinct for over 65 million years.

Requisitioned in December 1939 and converted to HMSAS minesweeper trawler
"Nerine" during World War II. Achieved a second claim to fame as one of the vessels engaged in the rescue attempts and recovery of stores and cargo
from the ill-fated "Dunedin Star" which went aground off the Namibian coast in 1942.

Returned to owners, October 1944.

NERINE was scuttled off Robben Island in July 1961.
(Source: F. Van Den Bosch, S.A.)
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Irvin and Johnson (South Africa) Limited
Dimensions
length 115 3/12' x breadth 22 1/12' x depth 12 9/12'
Gross Tonnage: 194 ton

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