Arriving at Aberdeen

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Pottinger Collection

Barbara Paton  GW 7 

Built 1957    John Lewis & Sons,  Aberdeen (Steel)
Yard No 272
Owner at New Ardrossan Trawling Co Ltd,  Glasgow (Walter K. Paton Ltd managers)
ID no 300187
Launch Date 27.08.1957
Completed 1957
Gross Tons 273
Nett Tons 88
Engine 640 hp  Diesel   by   British Polar type M44M   Engine No 342
Length 115.5ft
Breadth 23.2ft
Depth 12.8ft


1957 Registered at Glasgow GW 7
10.1964 Thomas L. Devlin & Sons Ltd, Granton Edinburgh appointed managers


Owned by Boyd Line Ltd, Hull (William Liston & Son, Granton Edinburgh managers)
1972 Renamed "ARCTIC EXPLORER" 


Trawling from Granton ends. Some ships transfer to Aberdeen
1978 Owned by Captain Silas Oates, Plymouth (Coastal Marine) for use as a salvage vessel.
10.02.1979 Sank in Cattewater Harbour, Plymouth
  Story of her demise can be found here Barbara Paton Arctic Explorer demise courtesy of the  website and Peter Mitchell..  
  As "Arctic Explorer" dry docked at Leith
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