ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
NORTH STAR
Construction
IRON
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1883
Official Number
88851
Description
Iron Screw Steam Trawler

Fishing Number A393
Launched in September 1883 for W Pyper & Co. Aberdeen.

Description: 1 deck, 2 masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clench built, iron frame.

Engines built by Hall Russell & Co. Aberdeen, 2 cylinder compound inverted surface condensing engines, diameter of cylinsders 19" and 38", stroke 2'3", 62HP.

(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

First Aberdeen-built screw trawler

From 29/9/1883 to May 1891, NORTH STAR landed £46,951 worth of fish.

According to a newspaper article, when twenty years old, this vessel was sold to Cardiff owners, still in A1 condition.

Sold to Tees Tug Company Ltd and renamed PRIMROSE and converted to tug.
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE
Shipowner
W Pyper & Company, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 101' 4" x breadth 19' x depth 10' 2"
tonnage 30 tons

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