A warm welcome aboard to Sir Andrew Cubie CBE FRSE as a Patron of the SS Explorer Preservation Society and Wessex Archaeology come on board as advisors to the SS Explorer project

The SS Explorer is one of the last surviving steam trawlers in the world, working mostly out of Aberdeen and registered in Leith. She is on the National Historic Ships Register and the SS Explorer Preservation Society are currently securing her future in the Edinburgh Dock, Leith.

Please browse through the various pages on this site. Explore the Explorer’s history and join our cause to restore this wonderful example of British industrial engineering and maritime history.

The SS Explorer Preservation Society are all unpaid volunteers. Some members have worked to maintain her for 18 years, and paid their subs for the privelege.  We are totally dependent on donations to maintain her.