ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
EARL OF ZETLAND
Construction
STEEL
Type
MOTOR VESSEL, PASSENGER, CARGO
Date
1939
Official Number
165251
Description
Yard Number: 749

Subsequent Names: CELTIC SURVEYOR

First motor vessel owned by North of Scotland Company.

Routes: brought into service late 1939 on Lerwick - North Isles route. During WWII on special service on Pentland Firth during which time she traveled over 100,000 miles and carried approximately 600,000 persons. Spent rest of her career with North of Scotland Company on the Lerwick and North Isles route and as a relief vessel when the ST OLA went for surveys.

In 1975, this vessel was sold to Middlesborough Ocean Surveys and converted to a diving support vessel, renamed CELTIC SURVEYOR.

In 1988, the vessel became a restaurant ship and was renamed EARL OF ZETLAND and moored on the Thames near Embankment. As of 2002, was located at the West India Docks, London. Floating pub now located at Royal Quays, North Shields on the River Tyne.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company
Dimensions
length 150 1/3' x breadth 29 1/12' x depth 12'
Gross Tonnage: 548 ton

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