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Name: JAPONICA
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 22/11/1960
Completed: 02/1961
Builder: T Mitchison Ltd
Yard: Friar's Goose, Gateshead
Yard Number: 503
Dimensions: 234grt, 66nrt, 150dwt, 115.4 x 25.4 x 11.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 8cyl (222 x 292mm), 660bhp
Engines by: Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 302242; (IMO: 5170214)
History:
02/1961 Ashley Fishing Co Ltd (John Wood), Aberdeen
1983 Decanos Fisheries Ltd (Cmain Shipping Ltd), Aberdeen
1983 Renamed HAPONICA
1992 Renamed MENORCA
2013 Broken up
Comments: 1961: Allocated fishing registration number A524 at Aberdeen
1992: Allocated fishing registration number AR777


Above photo as JAPONICA courtesy of Mark Stopper

Above photo as JAPONICA courtesy of Trawlerphotos