Official Number: 303205
Yard Number: 313
Gross Tonnage: 216
Length: 32.31 m
Breadth: 7.12 m
Depth: 3.66 m
Engine: Number 383. Oil engine 2SA 5cy 12½ x 18½ British Polar, Glasgow
Speed on trial trip 10.26 knots
1961: Built by John Lewis for Stroud Fishing Co as MOUNT MELLERAY. to fish the North Sea Shetland Waters of 7 day duration trips. Registered at Aberdeen.
1974: Engine was replaced by a Blackstone Oil 4SA 8cy 222×292 Reverse Gear to single shaft & Mirrlees Blackstone Gen 1x40KW, 1x20KW, 1x15KW 220V D.C.
1974/5: Stroud Fishing Co. incorporated into BUT. Fishing from Fleetwood (Wyre Trawlers Ltd managers).
1981: Converted to oil standby duties.
Undated: Acquired by North Star Co. and renamed GRAMPIAN FORTUNE.
1986: Converted back to fishing for Spanish owners as GRAMPIAN FORTUNE.
1992: 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).
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25/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.