Alongside Carnie & Croan office, Granton Middle pier

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Johnleif Jenson Faeroe Islands

Granton   Merlin  GN 72            

Built 1960   Hall Russell & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen  (Steel)
Yard No 886
Owner at New William Carnie Ltd,  Granton,  Edinburgh (owner/manager)
ID no 300604
Launch Date 25.05.1960
Completed 07.1960
Gross Tons 235
Nett Tons 77
Engine 705 hp   5-cyl 5ATXM by Ruston Hornsby, Lincoln
Length 106.3ft
Breadth 24ft
Depth 13ft


Registered at Granton GN 72


Owned by Carnie & Croan Ltd,  Granton Edinburgh (William Carnie manager).


Owned by Croan  Trawlers Ltd,  Granton Edinburgh (Joe Croan manager)


Owned by British United Trawlers (Scotland) Ltd  ,Granton Edinburgh


Owned by Howard I. Williams, Clwyd, Wales (Fishing from Fleetwood)
1978 Owned by Putford Enterprises  & Whapload Engineering Lowestoft .
1978 Converted to ORSV (Oil Rig Safety / Supply Vessel)
1978 Owned by Putford Enterprises Ltd  Lowestoft   
1978 Renamed   "UMBERLEIGH".
1979 Sold for Conversion to a Yacht. Re - engined and substantially rebuilt
Undated Renamed "MERLIN G"


Arriving Home
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh Evening News
  Seen at Creeksea, Essex  as "Merlin G" in June 2011 (Copyright) Stuart Emery