ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
STRATHALBYN
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1929
Official Number
148961
Description
Yard Number: 701
Fishing number: A48

Owned in 1943 by Bloomfields Ltd, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1948 by T Davidson F Co, Ltd, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1951 by Colonial Development Corporation, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1955 by Nigerian Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd, Aberdeen.

STRATHALBYN was a steam trawler built by Hall Russell's, who also built the steam engine. It also had electric lighting, a rarity for this time of year on a fishing boat. Sometime before 1939 it was fitted with a wireless.
In 1945 the ship is registered to Bloomfields until 1949, when it is owned by Thomas Davidson Fishing Ltd, Aberdeen. In 1951 it is owned by Colonial Development Corp, until 1955 when it is owned by Nigerian Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.
It is recorded Lloyds 1955-56 that this class was suspended pending special surveys, also that this ship is registered in Aberdeen but not working their. Traced up to 1958-59.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Aberdeen Steam Trawling and Fishing Company
Dimensions
length 117.5' x breadth 22.1' x depth 12.2'
Gross Tonnage: 218 ton

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