“Star III” (1947)

“Star III” (1947)

A/S Rosshavets Hvb “Star III”. Bygget outpost boat (patruljebåt) after hvalbåtdesign at Nyland Workshop, Oslo (362). Originally commissioned by Whaler-A / S Ross Sea (Rasmussen, Konow, Moe), Sandefjord. Building Contract requisitioned by the German occupation-power (Admiral Norway) as VARANGER (V.5905).
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
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Hvb "Star VI" ex "Alex Lange" (1923)

Hvb "Star VI" ex "Alex Lange" (1923)

HVB “Star VI” on an expedition in the Ross Sea sometime after 1925. Båten the “Alex Long” 1923-1925. Propeller Replacing the ice was a complicated and not harmless operation, but the alternative was to send whale boat to Australia or South Africa for docking and it would mean several weeks or perhaps months out of the catch.

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Photo: Jeanette McKay

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Hvb "Southern Lotus"

Hvb "Southern Lotus"

Salvesens hvalbåt “Southern Lotus”. Built as HSE “Phlox”, launched as HMS “Lotus”. Taken over by the Free French Navy in May 1942 and renamed “Commander d'Estienne d'Orves”. Returned Great Britain in May 1947 and again given name “Lotus”. Bought by South Georgia Co.. i 1948. Bøyebåt 1948-1952, Whaler from 1953 to 1963.

Hvb "Southern Lotus"

HVB “Southern Lotus”


Photo: Allison Karlsen
Year: The end of the '50s