The new 27.3, beam trawler Admiral Gordon PH 330 ran sea trials from Whitby on Friday, 5 May after completion by Parkol Marine Engineering.

Admiral Gordon heads out from an overcast Whitby ahead of sea trials. (Photos: Mike Upton)

Built to an SC McAllister design at Parkol’s Middlesbrough yard for Plymouth-based company Interfish, the new vessel is the first over-20m beamer to be designed and built in the UK for 30 years.

With trials successfully completed, Admiral Gordon departed Whitby for Plymouth last Monday, arriving at her home port last Wednesday evening. Her official naming ceremony will take place in Plymouth before she embarks on her fishing career.

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