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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