ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
AZALEA
Construction
STEEL
Type
FREEZER STERN TRAWLER
Date
1971
Official Number
350670
Description
AZALEA, CTA.87
Yard Number: 951
Launched: May 1971

Engine: Ruston

Press & Journal, 25th May 1971, regarding the launch of AZALEA:
'Mrs Milford performed the ceremony. She is the wife of Mr C. S. Milford, former chairman of the owning company, over from South Africa for the launch. The Azalea is the 30th fishing vessel Hall Russell has built over the past 50 years for Irvin & Johnson. Described as a "factory freezer-trawler". Fishroom capacity of 18,000 cubic feet. She can freeze up to 35 tons of fish a day.'

Disposal: Sunk by South African Navy using Exocet missiles
Date 28/06/2007
Location: 50 miles south of Cape Point, South Africa

28/06/2007 Sunk by S.A. Navy as target practice exercise.
(Source: http://trawlerheritage.co.za/Deepsea%20Trawlers/Azalea.htm)

Exercise Whippet The South African Navy conducted its first combined tactical Exocet missile firing exercise when the frigates, SASSpioenkop and SAS Mendi, fired two missiles at MFV Azalea, an old fishing trawler donated to the SA Navy by I&J fishing company for use a target ship. The firing was conducted on Thursday 28 June 2007 in Exercise Area Pandora, 50 nautical miles (93 km) south of Cape Point.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAS_Spioenkop_(F147)
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Irvin and Johnson (South Africa) Limited
Dimensions
length 172 11/12' x breadth 38 7/12' x depth 16 3/12'
gross tonnage 802 ton

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