ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
KINGSNORTH FISHER
Type
VESSEL, HEAVY LIFT
Date
1966
Official Number
309186
Description
Yard Number: 930

Subsequent Names: NEW GENERATION (1990); NEW GEN (2001)

KINGSNORTH FISHER was built as one of two roll on roll off Heavy Lift ships for James Fisher and Sons of Barrow. The sistership was the ABERTHAW FISHER built at the Ailsa Ship Building Co. in Glasgow 1966. The KINGSNORTH FISHER was a revited and welded hull. The ABERTHAW FISHER was all welded construction and heavier than the KINGSNORTH FISHER.

Vessels were twin screw connected to two electric motors with one forward thruster.

KINGSNORTH FISHER official number 309186
ABERTHAW FISHER official number 309185

Built for transporting heavy loads to the new generation of power stations being built around Britain, hence their Ro-Ro capability. They were managed by James Fisher of Barrow.

KINGSNORTH FISHER was still registered in 2001 belonging to the original owners. Sold to Accurate Investments Ltd. for scrapping in 2001, renamed NEW GEN. Arrived for scrapping at Alang, India, 19th December 2001.
Shipowner
James Fisher & Sons Ltd, Barrow
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 261' x breadth 53' x depth 20' 7"
Gross Tonnage: 2355 ton

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