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Aberthaw Fisher

This photo is in response to the photo "Big Load" by Barbara Watt.

The ship is the Aberthaw Fisher of James Fisher & Sons, built 1966. [Date estimated]
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Picture added on 24 January 2010 at 12:56
Would the "Kingsnorth Fisher" be a sister Ship of the one above? I seem to recollect the Kingsnorth being up docked in Kirkwall with new Diesel engines in parts for the Power Station, probably in the 1970s, Date is a guess. Added by Phil Brough.

[Note new email address for Phil, by the way- Steven]
Added by Phil Brough on 24 January 2010
I remember the Kingsnorth Fisher but not the Aberthaw Fisher. This is great Steven. Thank you very much.
Added by Barbara on 26 January 2010
Yes, sorry, your absolutely right. She had an identical sister KINGSNORTH FISHER so that will be the one.
Added by Steven Flett on 28 January 2010
I think there was also a River Fisher
Anonymous comment added on 31 January 2010
Yes there was, but she was an old coaster, I did my first trip to sea on her in 1956-57 era..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 01 February 2010
Jimmy, what was the name of the coaster that rolled over at Duncansby Head loaded wae boom nets fae Lyness? Wiz she a "Fisher" boat?
Added by John Budge on 01 February 2010
that was the Sound Fisher, she loaded after us and sailed about 30 hours after us, bound for Ghent same as us, wi a big deck cargo of boom nets, and big blocks in the hold , they moved and the ship went over , without loss of any crew members luckily... River Fisher suffered a similar end of Lexioes some time later..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 02 February 2010
The Aberthaw Fisher was in Kirkwall quite a few times in the 70s. I think she brought in a lot of the plant for Oceaneering laying the pipeline to Flotta. I saw her in Sea Breezes a few years ago she had been converted for some work in the Gulf and looked like a floating scaffold, the article stated she was then being towed to India for breaking.
Added by Eddie Fraser on 02 February 2010
Shae sank 4 miles ESE of Wick.
Anonymous comment added on 03 February 2010
kingsnorth and aberthaw fisher both same i worked on them in the late 70s early 80s run then to scrabster,workington,barrow in furness,pomona docks manchester and goole
Added by George Duff on 19 September 2011
Kingsnorth Fisher. Built by Hall Russels at Aberdeen in 1966 launched May 66 , delivered 10/66
Other info as above
Added by Bill Brown on 10 November 2018
I served on the Aberthaw Fisher in the late 1960s, I was only 17 years ol . The time I was on board I enjoyed because the different places we used to go to including going to Wick in N Scotland and we where the biggest ship to go there that they had to dredge the bourbon for to dock

Anonymous comment added on 14 July 2021
I sailed on Both the Aberthaw Fisher and the Kingsnorth fisher in the late 70's. the latter being the Kingsnorth Fisher. I left her in Aberdeen after she was damaged in a storm, alongside the quay in Peterhead harbour. Great bunch of lads on both vessels.
Added by Paul Allison on 17 June 2022
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