ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
LYRIE
Type
TUG, FIREFIGHTING
Date
1978
Official Number
379503
Description
Yard Number: 978
Launched in July and completed November 1978.

LYRIE Shetland name for a Manx Shearwater.

Subsequent Names: ELSIE (1996-1998); BATTLEAXE (1998-)

LYRIE was one of three fire fighting tugs built for Shetland Towage Lerwick (STANECHAKICER and SWAABIT being the other two vessels).

LYRIE featured 1 fwd thruster, 2 Ruston diesel engines geard to 2 C:P propellers in a kort nozzles, 2 VEE 4SA 4 stroke 12 cy 254x305 each (1899 BHP).

1996 renamed ELSIE, owned by Cory Towage Ltd, managed by Cory Panama Corp. port of registry Panama. Then sold in 1998 to Cory Towage Ltd Glasgow, then to Cory Towage Ltd Klaipeda, Lithuania where the owners withdrew L.R. class in 08/02/1999 and had the vessel ice strengthened.

Later owned by Wijsmuller Marine Ltd. port of registry Klaipeda, Lithuania in 1998 and renamed BATTLEAXE acquired by Svitzer Marine port of registry Glasgow.

In 2004/05 register BATTLEAXE is listed as being owned by Svitzer Marine Ltd, Glasgow and Lloyd's Clas reinstated in 2003.

10/2012 Still in service.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Shetland Towage Ltd, Lerwick
Dimensions
length 37.98m x breadth 32.92m x depth 5.24m
Gross Tonnage: 423 ton

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