Reproduced with acknowledgement to J K Byass and Mark Stopper


Arctic  Challenger   GN 22

Built 1975     Cleland's  Shipbuilders,  Wallsend (Steel)
Yard No 330
Owner at New Boyd Line Ltd, Hull (William Liston Ltd, Granton Edinburgh managers)
ID no 362357
Launch Date 13.02.1975
Completed  05.1975
Gross Tons 402
Nett Tons 151
Engine 1700 hp  Diesel  by Lister  Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Length 137ft
Breadth 31ft
Depth 0ft
05.1975 Registered at Granton GN 22.
1978 Trawling from Granton ends. Some ships transfer to Aberdeen / Hull.
1986 Granton registry closed
1986 Registered at London LO 342
1993 Owned by Terry Taylor, Aberdeen
16.03.1993 Renamed "ONWARD CHALLENGER"
1998 Owned by Norwegian owners and converted  Seismic Guard Vessel 
1998 Renamed "SKUDA JOUR"
07.10.2002 Ran aground near Hammerfest Norway, later scrapped in Coots Bay, Norway, Captain fined and given 30 days in jail for being under the influence of alcohol.