ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MOUNT MELLERAY
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1961
Description
Yard Number: 313
Owner: Strouds Steam Fishing Co. Ltd (Manager G.D.W. Stroud)

Subsequent Names: GRAMPIAN FORTUNE (1981-92); AYR QUEEN (1992)

Type: Motor Fishing
Construction: Riveted and Welded

Engine number 383
Oil engine 2SA 5cy 12½ x 18½ British Polar, Glasgow

Average speed on trial trip 10.26 knots

MOUNT MELLERAY was built by John Lewis for Stroud Fishing Co to fish the North Sea Shetland Waters of 7 day duration trips. MOUNT MELLERAY is a sister ship to EREDENE also built by John Lewis. MOUNT MELLERAY fished out of Aberdeen for the company until 1982. She was converted to oil standby duties in 1981 and was acquired by North Star Co. annd renamed GRAMPIAN FORTUNE. In 1986 GRAMPIAN FORTUNE was no longer used as a safety ship and converted back to fishing for Spanish owners as GRAMPIAN FORTUNE until 1992 when she was renamed AYR QUEEN for Merson Ltd with A554 fishing number. (According to Lloyd's 2005/06 Register the Spanish owners are Penfro Peche Ltd, Agents Merson Ltd, Ayr, Fishing Number AY94).

1974? engine was replaced by a Blackstone Oil 4SA 8cy 222x292 Reverse Gear to single shaft & Mirrlees Blackstone Gen 1x40KW, 1x20KW, 1x15KW 220V D.C.

Owned at some point by BUT Ltd, Aberdeen.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis and Sons
Owner
Strouds Steam Fishing Company Limited
Dimensions
length 104 3/12' x breadth 23 1/12' x depth 12'
gross tonnage: 216 ton
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