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Aberthaw Fisher Plan


The heavy-lift Ro-Ro vessel M.V. Aberthaw Fisher was built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and launched in 1966. She was used by the UK’s CEGB to transport large items of equipment for use in power stations. In the 1990’s she was converted to a mining dredger and used in South Africa She was scrapped in 2000.

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MV Aberthaw Fisher was built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Scotland and launched in 1966. She was a heavy-lift Ro-Ro vessel designed to transport very bulky and heavy equipment for use in power stations. In the 1960’s the UK’s plan to build a motorway system had barely begun, and most journeys used trunk roads, passing through every town and village along the route, up steep hills, over narrow bridges and round sharp corners. It was extremely difficult to move very large, heavy loads long distances along these roads so it was often much easier to move the equipment by sea to a port as close as possible to the load’s final destination. M.V Aberthaw Fisher was operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board (later National Power PLC)  in this role until he 1990’s, when she was converted into a mining dredger and operated in South Africa until she was scrapped in 2000. Drawing Scale: 1:120Sepcifications of the full sized shipLength: 284ftBeam: 54ft 2inDraught: 15ft 1”Tonnage: 23554grt, 2198dwt


  • Designer: James A Pottinger
  • Wingspan: 28.4″ (72.136 cm)
  • Beam: 5.338″ (13.55 cm)


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