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1929 When it was built she was the biggest floating whaling factory (and tanker) ever built. She was launched in Belfast 30/5-29. In autumn 1929 KOSMOS leave for the Antarctic with her catchers KOS I-VII.
1930 Leave for the Antarctic on her second season with her catchers, KOS I-VII. Her two newbuildings, KOS VIII og KOS IX arrive 11th of October.
1931 Lay up.
1932 Leave for the Antarctic with a quota of 103.000 bbls. In addition 1/3 of the quota of factory PONTOS. The fleet consists of 8 catchers (KOS II-IX). The result of the season became 179.308 bbls.
1933 Proceed to tha Antarctic with 6 catchers.
1934 Participating in the whaling season with 8 catchers (KOS II-IX)
1935 KOSMOS and the catchers KOS III-VIII, KOS XVII including KOS XVIII. KOS XIII and XVI on loan from KOSMOS II during the season periode between 2nd.of Febr to 5th of March.
1936 Leaves for Antarctic with 9 catchers. KOS IV,VII,XI,XVII-XX, including TAS II and GOS IV. KOS IX lost her propeller and had to leave for Walvis Bay for repair in 14 days. KOSMOS was in use as a tanker the sommer of 1937. She was trading between Curacao/Aruba and UK/Cont with fuel oils.
1937 Operated as a transport ship for KOSMOS II and some other whaling expedtions.
1938 Back as a whaling factory with 8 catchers.
1939 Catching with 9 catchers. After finishing off the season the fleet went to Walvis Bay for sommer lay up for the cathers. From Walvis Bay she was ordered to proceed to Dakar. After a 10 weeks stay in Dakar, she was under the command of the Nortraship ordered back to Walvis Bay where a part of the crew shifted over to the catchers. KOSMOS went to Cape Town. After a months time she was ordered to proceed to Curacao via Walvis Bay.
1940 The 26/9-1940 she was located abt. 2000 nautical miles east of Trinidad, where she was seized by a german raider and sunk. Together with KOSMOS also 106.000 bbls of whale oil get lost.
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Bno
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Thu, 17 October 19 12:15

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IMO
Ship Type : Whaling factory / Tanker Ship.
Dim : Lpp x Beam - 168.9 x 23.5 mtr.
Built in 1929 by Workman Clark (1928) Ltd Belfast North Ireland United Kingdom as " KOSMOS " for Hvalfangerselskapet Kosmos A/S (Adreas Jahre Rederi A/S Sandefjord as manager ) Sandefjord.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 17.801 / 11.789 / 24.120.
Machinery : Workman Clark Steam Reciprocating Quadruple Exp.Engine 4 Cyl ( 29"-42"-60"-86" Stroke 60" ) - 5.000 Ihp.
Main Boiler : 5 x Scottish Boilers w/ four Furnaces Total Heating Area 14.300 kv.ft.

When she was completed she was the biggest floating whaling factory (and tanker) ever built. Launched in Belfast 30/5-29, test trail on 30-31/7-1929. Later this year she left for the Antarctic with her catchers KOS I-VII. She was the worlds first ship ever constructed and built as a whaling factory. She started a new era in the history of whaling. With her 7 newbuilt cathers she produced abt. 120.000 bbls of whale oil the season of 1929/30.






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Thu, 17 October 19 13:34

Just as a matter of interest, a now very collectable Triang 'toy' from circa 1960, in one of the fairly short lived series of Triang 'Minic' scale model metallic ships, 1/1200 scale, (1959 - 1962) was indeed this ship, Kosmos, although by then just marketed as a Whale Factory Ship.

Now actually worth quite a lot more than the original 1 Shilling and Sixpence, ( now 5 and a P) that it cost then.

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Dartskipper

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Thu, 17 October 19 13:50

I think it came with a plastic whale as well, but these are even rarer now, having suffered the fate of inhalation by the vacuum cleaner. I have the ship in my collection, but no whale.(I think replicas are available, along with other accessories from that range of models.)

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Ozzie
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Thu, 17 October 19 13:57

Thank you Roy, I also have the ship in my collection, in actually very good condition, but like you no plastic whale!!

Neither no plastic sea, which is also quite collectable and worth a bit.

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Dartskipper

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Thu, 17 October 19 15:34

Ozzie, I found a good substitute sea in a model railway shop. I think it was made by Noch, the German supplier of scenic materials. It's a clear plastic with a ripple effect that look like waves at 1:1200 scale.

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Ozzie
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Thu, 17 October 19 15:43

I recall that many years ago I actually cut up my plastic sea and covered my 'Ian Allan' Combined Volume of Ships 1962 with it.... still have the Ian Allan mind and still looks good!
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