MV Kingsnorth Fisher – Cargo from the Past

MV New Gen

Ex New Generation, Kingsnorth Fisher

© Patrick Hill

© Patrick Hill

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1966 by Hall Russell & Co., Ltd, Aberdeen (Yard No. 930) for J Fisher & Co, Barrow as a Heavy Lift/Ro Ro cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 86. 72 m (overall) 79.25 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 16.51 m
  • Depth: 6.25 m
  • Draught: 4.6 m
  • Tonnage: 2,355 gross/835 net/2,233 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x 4SA 6-cylinder WH Allen 837 D6PBC diesel electric
  • Power: 1618 kW/2200HP
  • Speed: 11 knots
  • Capacity:
  • Call Sign: GSVU
  • IMO Number: 6612324
  • Official Number: 309186
  • Port of Registry: Barrow
  • Sister-Ship: Aberthaw Fisher

History

Ship’s Role:

“Coastal transportation of large road-borne loads to power stations (e.g. Dungeness, Kent). These ships were specially designed to be able to reach shallow parts of river systems. Each ship was able to carry three items weighing up to 300 tons each. These two ships had been designed in order to pick up electrical generating equipment from inland factories and then take them to coastal power stations, both environments having shallow waters.” (archive.org)

May 6th 1966: Launched.

© Ken Lubi  

© Ken Lubi (left)

October 1966: Completed for James Fisher & Sons as KINGSNORTH FISHER

1990: Renamed NEW GENERATION

© Ken Larwood  © Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood (all) (Dover, March 2000)

© Simonwp  

© Simonwp (left)

2001: Owners; Accurate Investments and renamed NEW GEN.

December 19th 2001: Sold for scrap and arrived at Alang.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Patrick Hill, Ken Larwood, Ken Lubi and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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