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Name: UNIVERSAL STAR
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 16/09/1959
Completed: 01/1960
Builder: T Mitchison Ltd
Yard: Friar's Goose, Gateshead
Yard Number: 93
Dimensions: 242grt, 73nrt, 150dwt, 92.5 x 26.4 x 11.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, 6cyl (222 x 292mm), 990bhp
Engines by: Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 301577
History:
01/1960 Universal Trawlers Ltd (BA Parkes), Aberdeen
1969 Offshore Marine Ltd, Lowestoft; renamed TERN SHORE
1971 Tecsaldo Sarda di Navigazione, Porto Torres; renamed TECSALDO VIR
1972 Alhena Spa, Porto Torres; renamed MONTE FORTE
1984 Offshore Services (STB Italia Srl), Genoa
Comments: The first stern trawler to be registered at Aberdeen
1960: Allocated fishing registration number A344 at Aberdeen
1964: Allocated fishing registration number LT479 at Lowestoft
1966: Converted to an offshore supply boat


Above photos as UNIVERSAL STAR courtesy of Trawlerphotos

Above photo as TERN SHORE copyright of Les Bruinsma

Above photo as TERN SHORE courtesy of Ko Rusman