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ALBERT W. VINKE (AM 2)

ALBERT W. VINKE (AM 2)

Dutch whale catcher ALBERT W. VINKE (AM 2) in the Antarctic.

Built in Middlesbrough 1925
Built by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough (812) in 1925 as Rokk for Hvalfang. A/S Vestfold, Sandefjord, 312 gt. Became Panamanian Vestfold VI in 1934.

WW II: Hired by Royal Navy in Nov.-1941 for use as min

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IMO : ??????.
Ship Type : Whale Catcher.
Dim : Loa x Beam - 41.8 x 7.9 mtr.
Built in 1925/07 Smith’s Dock Co. Ltd. Middlesbrough, U. K. as " ROKK " for Havalfangselskapet a/s Vestfold (Johan Rasmussen Rederi & Co A/S Sandefjord as manager ) Sandefjord Norway

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 312 / 115 / ---.
Machinery : Smith Dock Triple Exp.Steam Engine (16. 26. 44 x 26”) - 95 nhp.
Main Boiler : 1 x Blair & Co Smoke Tube Boiler.


1934. Sold/Transferred to Vestfold Whaling Co Ltd (Same manager) London United Kingdom,renamer " VESTFOLD VI ".
1936. Sold/transferred to Vestfold Corporation SA (Same manager) Panama City Panama.
1941/11 Hired by Royal Navy United Kingdom,rebuilt to use as Minesweeper.
1942/06 Renamed FY 700 " HMS SHOOTING STAR " under United Kingdom Flag.
1945 Returned to Owner.
1945/11 Sold to Nederlandsche Maatschappij Voor de Walvischvaart NV (Vinke & Co Amsterdam as manager) Ámsterdam Netherland.Rebuilt / Modernized.
1946/01 Renamed " ALBERT W. VINKE ".
1950 Sold/Transferred to Donkergat Whaling Co Cape Town South Africa.
1952 Sold to Ballenera Paracas S. A. Lima Peru,renamed " CACHALOTE ".
1959 Sold/Transferred to Factoría Lima Callao Peru.

19?? Demolition.




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