ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SOUTHELLA
Type
STERN TRAWLER
Date
1969
Official Number
334106
Description
Yard Number: 941

Subsequent Names:
SEISELLA (1981-1986)
FALKLANDS DESIRE (1986-1990)
SOUTHELLA (1991-1994)
FALKLANDS DESIRE (1994-1998)
NORTHERN DESIRE (1998-)
CELTIC HORIZON

Stern Fishing Freezer Trawler, Ice Strengthened, Welded, 2 Decks

Machinery aft. Mirrlees Oil 4SA 8cyl 381x457 gearedto SC shaft, cont pitch prop.

SOUTHELLA was one of many stern fishing trawlers built for J. Marr of Hull at Hall Russell in the 1960s-70s. SOUTHELLA fished off Greenland or Barents Sea for cod on trips of 2 months duration. The vessel was classified ice strengthened to withstand the Arctic waters where she fished. The fish caught was frozen aboard the ship in deep freeze units in blocks and stored in the fish hold. SOUTHELLA was fishing up to 1981 when she was converted from a fishing vessel to a standby safety vessel until 1986 for company not known. She was owned in 1981 by Marr, renamed SEISELLA and working as survey vessel. In 1986 she was sold to Southella Ltd, Marr Vessel Management, Hull as a patrol ship for the Falkland Isles and seismographic survey ship until 1990.

Lloyds Register Entry 2004: CELTIC HORIZON; Port of Registry Hull; Owners/Managers: Hart Shipping Bermuda, acquired March 2003.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
J Marr & Son Ltd
Dimensions
length 246 7/12' x breadth 41 7/12' x depth 26 7/12'
Gross Tonnage: 1144 ton

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