Examples of herring-drifters/seine-netters built in the 1960s

1: Hallmark BCK 121
Built: Jones, Buckie, 1960
Owner: G Bruce, Buckie
LOA: 73ft; Beam: 20.1ft; Depth 7.6ft
Engine: 152hp Gardner
History: Herring-drifter/seine-netter/pair-trawler
1991 Sold to Simon McClurg, Portavogie
1993 Decommissioned, Portavogie

Hallmark BCK 121.

2: Dayspring FR 120
Built: J & G Forbes, Sandhaven, 1960
Owner: A Tait, Fraserburgh
LOA: 73ft; Beam 19.5ft; Depth 8.4ft
Engine: 152hp Gardner
History: Herring-drifter/seine-netter/pair-trawler
1975 Harvest Hope FR 120, A Tait, Fraserburgh
1980 Harvest Hope BCK 271, C Eckersley, Buckie

Dayspring FR 120.

Dayspring FR 120.

3: Fragrance PD 345
Built: Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Peterhead, 1960
Owner: W G Duncan, Peterhead
LOA: 69ft; beam 19.4ft; Depth 8.6ft
Engine: 152hp Gardner
History: Herring-drifter/seine-netter/pair-trawler
1979 Westward PD 345, John Brown & Sons (Aberdeen) Ltd
Later became a wreck in Peterhead harbour

 Fragrance PD 345.

Fragrance PD 345.

4: Star of Peace PD 324
Built: Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Peterhead, 1960
Owner: G Baird, Peterhead
LOA: 74.9ft; Beam 20.1ft; Depth 8.6ft
Engine: 200hp Gardner
History: Herring-drifter/seine-netter/pair-trawler
1995 Sold to Dickie Leighton, North Shields
2001 Decommissioned

 Star of Peace PD 324.

Star of Peace PD 324.

5: Sundari PD 352
Built: R Irvin Peterhead, 1960
Owner: W Morgan, Peterhead
LOA: 76ft; Beam 20.4ft; Depth 8.6ft
Engine: 200hp Gardner
History: Herring-drifter/seine-netter/pair-trawler
1973 Excalibar INS 83, A Duthie & Co, Lossiemouth
1977 Mariner FR 232, owner James Lawrence, Fraserburgh

Sundari PD 352.

Sundari PD 352.

6: Morning Dawn PD 359
Built: J & G Forbes Sandhaven, 1961
Owner: A Morgan Peterhead
LOA: 79ft; Beam 20.2ft; Depth 9.3ft
Engine: 200hp Rolls Royce
History: Herring-drifter/seine-netter/pair-trawler
1976 Lupina N 282, owner W & C Campbell, Kilkeel
1988 Wrecked on the Barrel Rocks, Campbeltown

Morning Dawn PD 359.

Morning Dawn PD 359.

7: Bdellium FR 185
Built: T Summers, Fraserburgh, 1961
Owner: F West, Fraserburgh
LOA: 75.2ft; Beam 20.3ft; Depth 7.8ft
Engine: 200hp Gardner
History: Herring-drifter/long-liner/purse-seiner
1979 Grateful BF 340, owner J Nicol, Gardenstown
1994 Avail FR 194, owner J Buchan, Inverallochy
1996 Decommissioned

Bdellium rigged for drift-netting after being built at Tommy Summers’ boatyard in Fraserburgh in 1961. Outside seasonal herring fisheries, Bdellium went to the lines when fishing from Mallaig and Stranraer…

… and berthed at Fraserburgh after being rigged for purse-seining in 1967.

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