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Kingsdale BCK282

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Thats the Kingsdale Ian. She was the only boat of the class built like that.

Name KINGSDALE A437 , later Kingsdale BCK282 , Kingsdale PD359 , NOW Ability BF9
Type TRAWLER 359070 , GSEE
Date 1973
Description Yard Number: 378
Engine - Lister Blackstone ETSL6MGR Average speed on trial 11.3 knots. 600hp
Owner D W Ross & others, Aberdeen
Builder Lewis
Dimensions Gross Tonnage: 117ton (118872kg)

Still fishing out of Fraserbrugh as the Ability BF9

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Interesting looking Boat, but gross tonnage doesn't have a weight to it, so where do all these KG's come from ? displacement or tdw?
 

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Its how the fishing register was done as far as I know. In England they had Part IV (MN) rules for the calculation of GRT & NT which was different to the Scottish way of calculating the amounts which is why you will see a lot of the older Whitby/Scarborough and other English ports vessels being BCK , FR , PD , LK registration ( before the 16m rule for a ticket came in it was the 25t Gross tonnage rule that was in operation so the English skippers could have a larger vessel under Scottish registration than under English registration )

The normal GRT and NT for this class is around 100 to 120 ton gross and 74 to 90 Net Tons

Davie
 

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