Hello + question about ex-RN whaleboat

janvangalen
10th March 2011, 23:00
Hi there,
My name is Oskar (the netherlands) and I am the proud owner of an double diagonal build 32 ft whaleboat called Jan Van Galen. It is build in 1939 and I presume somewhere in the UK. (See pic with SB 1939 (ship build) no 37)
The story that comes with this whaleboat is that is from a dutch naval vessel Van Galen, which is the ex-HSM Noble, an Royal Navy vessel.

Later in the fifties it is turned into a/sailboat with inboard motor + cabin. see pic (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CZTEU_UvGz4/SFuwwndP0aI/AAAAAAAAACs/kgVxuAH_7eI/s1600-h/DSC_0075.JPG)

more pics can be find here (http://vangalen.blogspot.com/2007_12_01_archive.html)



if anybody has more information about this ship of about this type of ships please reply!!!

(excusos muchos for my english, i am just a dutchie)
thanks!
Oskar

billyboy
11th March 2011, 02:27
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

Billieboy
11th March 2011, 09:03
Welkom aan bord Oskar, vanuit Made. Ik wens U een goede reis en veel plezier, binnenkort zullen iemand langs komen met het antwoord op U vraag.

hawkey01
11th March 2011, 10:23
Oskar,

on behalf of the Moderating team welcome to SN. I wish you well with your research. Enjoy all we have to offer.

Hawkey01

R58484956
11th March 2011, 13:29
Welkom Oskar to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

captain61
11th March 2011, 14:14
Welcome aboard this great site

Stephen

gdynia
12th March 2011, 04:17
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

stores
12th March 2011, 11:52
HELLO, first i must say its a beautiful boat, but i do not think ex Royal Navy, ours were 27 feet lng, and clinker built like a viking ship, known as Montague Whalers, coild be sailed or rowed, later type was built of fiberglass , same length 27 feet, but had inboard 2 cylinder Enfield diesel engine, the 32 foot naval boat was a transom stern motor boat, i believe pre war ones were sailing only. STORES.

Nick Balls
12th March 2011, 12:50
Stores, I think that is correct, We had one of the 27ft ones on the Worcester , lovely boat to sail, Looking at an old RN manual we have 27ft whaler, 32ft cutter(transom) both clinker , then we have the carvel motor whaler, quoted at 27ft 8 1/2" The pictures here look very like this type of boat being both carvel and double ended. Larger HM motor boats appear to be all with transoms, Jans boat also has the curved coaming aft very like the boat described. Propellor and Rudder arrangements also look very similar. This boat would have had a centre plate originally, along with a very neat gunter rig, making it a very capable boat under motor or sail. Jan are you sure about the hull length?

Nick Balls
12th March 2011, 13:49
Another thought is that there were 'special boats' of this length 32 ft reserved for the admiral or Captain ( Older use for the word 'Galley' or referred to as the 'Captains Gig' )

stores
12th March 2011, 15:11
Another Ex RN Whaler 22857 LENGTH 27 FEET FROM TOP OF STEM TO TOP OF STERNPOST, I HAD A 27 EX NAVAL MOTOR WHALER, DOUBLE DIAGONAL BUILT WITH A 4DSM DORMAN DIESEL, THEY USED DORMANS BEFOR THEY CHANGE TO ENFIELD AIR COOLED DIESELS , IT WAS VERY SIMILAR TO AMERICAN NAVY MOTOR WHALEBOAT, BOAT USED BY ADMIRALS, WERE CALLED ADMIRALS BARGES, 36 FEET LONG 2X100 HP PERKINS DIESELS S6M, 2 CABINS, 1 FWD CENTRE COCKPIT, 1 AFT, BIG BOATS.

chadburn
12th March 2011, 15:38
That's a nicely kept Whaler, (27ft and engineless 27cwt), they were a delight to sail.

Nick Balls
12th March 2011, 15:38
Diagram of Motor Whaler