ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
GRANTON MERLIN
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1960
Official Number
300604
Description
Yard Number: 886

Date of Launch: 25 May 1960

Renamed: UMBERLEIGH (1978-2001)

Ruston & Hornby Oil engine 4SA 6cy 12½ x 15" with flex coupling, 5R reverse gear
Construction: Riveted

April 1961, Burntisland Shipbuilding Group Journal, vol. 26, no, 4, pg. 116
"Mrs. William Carnie, wife of a director of the owning company, named the GRANTON MERLIN".
Photographs in the volume include:
i) The GRANTON MERLIN at sea
ii) Mrs. William Carnie.
The volume also includes a sketch plan of the general arrangement of the ship.

Owned later by B.U.T., Granton.
In 1978 renamed UMBERLEIGH and owned by Putford Enterprises Ltd, Lowestoft.

GRANTON MERLIN was a motor trawler built for W. Carnie of Granton, Edinburgh that fished around Shetlands and local North Sea grounds. GRANTON MERLIN fished for the company until 1978 when she was coverted to a standby safety vessel for H. I. Williams, Granton. UMBERLEIGH was working up to 2001.



Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Croan Trawlers Ltd, Granton
Dimensions
length 106 3/12' x breadth 23 5/6' x depth 12'
gross tonnage: 235 ton

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