Hvb Globe XII

Hvb Globe XII

Melsom & Melsom its Whaler Globe XII. built in 1949 and caught for Flk Norhval until she was laid up in 1962.
1965 she was sold to Bergen, renamed Own and converted to purse seiner. The steam engine was replaced with a diesel engine 1350 HK.
1988 she was sold to AES and renamed No Hildur.
1999, sold to Sjøvik Africa A / S, Molde, and renamed Nera Atlantic. Same owner in 2005.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Dr. Bentze.
Year: 1956-1962
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Hvb "Nortreff"

Hvb "Nortreff"

Melsom & Melsom its Whaler “NORTREFF” with shooter Johan Antonsen. Trapped for Kokeriet “Norhval”. This is one of the two greatest catchers which was built in Norway. Along with Ross Sea “Star I” was the most powerful catchers in the Norwegian whaling fleet. The need for larger and more powerful catchers occurred because the whale population was so decimated that the boats had to farther and farther away from these ships to whaling. Both boats were easy to recognize on the front A-mast.
The boat was rented to Thor Dahl Thor Sea Expedition 1962-67, Gunner was Find Ellefsen who had previously worked for Hector Whaling Balaena expedition..
1970 diaper she converted to snurper.
2013 she was condemned.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Dr. Bentze.
Year: 1956-1962
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