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