Flk "New-Sevilla"

Flk "New-Sevilla"

Digester seventh in a series of 10.
Flk “New-Sevilla”.
1900 Built as SS “Runic”.
1930 Sold for Sevilla Whaling Co.. Ltd (A/S Sevilla, Tønsberg), London.
1931 In edition.
1932 To get rid of a competitor in Antarctica acquired Salvesen majority of the shares in Sevilla Whaling Co.. Ltd. The ship replaced Flk “Saragossa” which burned and sank this year.
1937 Torpedoed by German submarine “U-138” 20. september. Two of a crew of 284 perished.
 
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Flk "Suderøy"

Flk "Suderøy"

This comes a little out of my line of catchers, when I have received email from one of the Faroe Islands if grandpa was shooting at whales boat “Suderøy III”.
“Hebrides” (7562 grt) was the smallest factory ship in the whaling fleet with the exception of “King” (895 grt 1929-32). First season on the field was 1929-30 with catchers “Suderøy In”, “Suderøy II”, “Suderøy III” and “Suderøy IIII”. The latter wrecked already 5. October 1929 outside Uruguay. She was rebuilt several times in his career and got stern drop in 1934 during a stay at Haugesund mek. Workshop. During the same stay lost 3 workers lives as a result of gas poisoning.
Year: 1929-34
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kosmos V

kosmos V

Kosmos V was contracted by Ander Jahre to replace Kosmos IV floating factory. This they never got approval for and ship the finished compiled without boiling equipment.
From 1948 to 1965 she went as transport vessels for space III and IV in the Southern Ocean and then she was sold to South Africa where she was made into fish factory ship named Southern Cross. She was carved as late as 1994.
Photo: Raul Maya
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More detailed history of the Cosmos V her.
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