The harbor in Sandefjord 1950s

The harbor in Sandefjord 1950s

Out in the bay right at Thorøya located “Thorshavet” and “Thorshøvdi”. Left at Jahres Factories located “space III” and “space IV”. By Foreness located “Sir James Clark Ross” and what is probably “Abraham Larsen”. Inside the harbor is Jahres, Ross Sea and Thor Dahls catchers.
Photo: From private collection, photographer unknown.
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Hvb "Arnt Karlsen"

Hvb "Arnt Karlsen"

Union Whalings hvalbåt “Arnt Karlsen” on the way out from Durban at the start of the Antarctic season. This was a modern catcher with excellent seaworthiness who caught for the digester “Abraham Larsen”, between the Antarctic seasons caught the Union Whaling land stations in Durban.

some data:

598 grt
2750 IHK
delivered in 1949 the Union Whaling from A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow.Sjøsatt as “Natalia”.
trapped for “Abraham Larsen” every season until 1957.
Sold Tayo Gyogyo KK 1957.
new name “Toshi Maru No 6”.
set in 1970.

 
From Rudolf Karlsen
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Flk "Balaena" og "Abraham Larsen"

Flk "Balaena" og "Abraham Larsen"

An image well shows the difference in size between Flk “Balaena” and “Abraham Larsen”. “Abraham Larsen” was built as “Unitas” i 1937, nine years before “Balaena”. One thing that is worth mentioning is that “Balaena” was begun as aircraft carriers, but the war ended and it quickly became bestemmt that the hull would be more useful if it were completed as whaling factory since it was a great shortage of food in the UK and rest of Europe after five long years of war.
Photo: Wolday, Mekonnen / Slottsfjell Museum
Year: After 1946
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