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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.