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Official No:  302245   Port and Year:   Aberdeen, 1961

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, motor.  Transom stern.


Built: 1961, by T. Mitchison, Gateshead.  (Yard no. 513)

Tonnage:  234 grt  66 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4  / 25.4 / 11

Engine: 4 SA ; 660 bhp. Lister Blackstone Marine, Dursley



1961: Ashley Fishing Co., Aberdeen

Manager: William Henry Kerr, Ships' Chandlers, Docks, Milford.

                John Wood (Aberdeen). c.1966.


Landed at Milford:  18 Nov 1961 - 22 Jul 1962

Skippers: Alfred Beckett (1961-62); Sid Hearne (1962)

Notes: 2 Feb 1967: Wrecked on Vee Skerries, Papa Stour.

 Accidents and Incidents

The Times, Friday, Jan 20, 1961; pg. 7; Issue 54984; col G
     News in Brief


    TRAWLER LAUNCHED.― The Tyne's first launch of the year took place last night under floodlights at the Gateshead yard of T. Mitchison Ltd., when the 250-ton motor trawler Juniper went into the water for the Ashley Fishing Company, Aberdeen.



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 24th November 1961:



    It was a great pity that the maiden landings of Milford's two new trawlers, the Atlantic Seal and the Juniper, should have coincided with an unexpected week of slump, the worst of the year in the port.

    No less that 329 kits of hake were landed but quite a quantity of "needles" and "brokers" found their way for cat food.

    Five big hake boats, practically half of the port's fleet in this class, landed on Monday, but prices have fluctuated badly.  Ray, which was 9 10s. on Wednesday, dropped to 6 10s. yesterday.

    Week's top trip was the Milford Star (Skipper George Mair), whose landing was spread over Monday and Tuesday and who had 43 kits of hake and 101 of cod.

    Next came the new Juniper (Skipper Alf Beckett), whose catch would have fetched hundreds of pounds more on an average market.  He had a100 kits of hake and his grossing was 1,669.

    The Nobel (Skipper A. Riby) had 87 of hake on Saturday and Skipper Arthur Harvey, in the new Atlantic Seal, had 73 kits of hake.




From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 27th July 1962:


    The trawler Juniper left on Wednesday to return to Aberdeen, after fishing out of Milford since November under the management of W. H. Kerr






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