Icelandic Gunboat "Odinn"

trotterdotpom
6th July 2006, 15:42
For photos of this former enemy from the Cod War days arriving in Hull (June 2006) see http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/dockofthebay/odinn.htm . I couldn't work out the signal spelled out in the bunting - could it be "Iceland expects this day.....".

For photos of her being rammed by the Fishermen of England, see the Arctic Corsair site.

John T.

Paedrig
6th July 2006, 15:48
Is there a name for that curiously shaped stern, complete with anchor?

trotterdotpom
7th July 2006, 12:03
Is there a name for that curiously shaped stern, complete with anchor?

No idea - even the two lads down aft are looking at it as though they think it's weird.

After mentioning the ship's participation in the Cod Wars, it's only fair to say that she also contributed to the rescue of many British fishermen and trawlers.

John T.

Keltic Star
8th July 2006, 04:33
Is there a name for that curiously shaped stern, complete with anchor?

It looks like a canoe stern, designed to ease steering and prevent broaching to in following seas, which in Icelandic waters can be a problem. Assume the stern anchors are to use in addition to a forward anchor in narrow rivers where there would not be room to swing. Ships in the St. Lawrence Seaway are also fitted with them.

roddy
9th July 2006, 22:31
Well at least they have repaired the helideck since the last time I saw her