ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SWAABIE
Type
TUG, FIREFIGHTING
Date
1978
Official Number
7636901
Description
Yard Number: 977
Owner: Royal Bank Leasing (Manager: Shetland Towage Ltd, Lerwick)

SWAABIE - Shetland name for a Great Black-backed Gull.

Subsequent Names: EVELYNN (1996-1998); SAMSON (1998-)

SWAABIE was one of three fire fighting tugs built for Shetland Towage Lerwick (STANECHAKKER was one of the other ships).

1 fwd thruster
2 Ruston Diesel Engines geared to 2CP propellers in Kort Nozzle housing 2 Vee Oil 4SA each 12 cyl 254-305SR.

SWAABIE was sold in 1996 to Cory Towage Ltd Panama and renamed EVELYNN until 1998 when the vessel was sold to Al Jazeera Shipping Co. W.L.L. Bahrain.

Still listed as sailing as SAMSON in the 2005/06 Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Royal Bank Leasing Ltd, Lerwick
Dimensions
length 37.98m x breadth 32.92m x depth 5.24m
Gross Tonnage: 392 ton

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