ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
NETHERLEY
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1960
Official Number
301596
Description
Yard Number: 299

Renamed: GEORGE R WOOD (1970) A465

Engine number 369.
Trial trip off Aberdeen 10 May, average speed 10.39 knots. 2 Stroke single acting 5 cylinder diesel engine by British Polar Engines Ltd. of Glasgow - 550 HP. Managers John A Lewis, 186 Albert Quay, Aberdeen.

Owned in 1970 by Ailsa Craig Fishing Co. Ltd, Aberdeen, managers George R. Wood of North Esplanade East, Aberdeen, and renamed GEORGE R WOOD. [Another vessel, launched 1919, official number 144563 and named GEORGE R WOOD, was renamed NETHERLEY at this same time, both vessels belonged to Ailsa Craig Fishing Co. Ltd. but this vessel was subsequently broken up in 1971]

March 1975 a new engine was fitted - a 4 stroke 6 cylinder engine of 600HP by British Polar Engines. Owner 1977 George Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd.

1st November 1978 George R. Wood suffered engine failure close inshore at Collieston with wind southerly force 7 and moderate sea. Aberdeen lifeboat stood by until a tug arrived and took the vessel to Aberdeen.

Vessel still listed in Lloyd's Register until 2002 although no owner given and still classed as a side trawler.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis & Sons
Owner
Glendee Fishing Company Limited, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 104 3/12' x breadth 23 1/12' x depth 12'
Gross Tonnage: 213ton

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