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Old 20th April 2008, 16:20
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I am seeking a photo of the factory ship "Empire Victory"other names were "Unitas"."Abraham Larsen"and "Nisshin Maru No2".
She was built in Hamburg in1937 and seized as a war reparation.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 03:12
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Pic of Abraham Larsen ex Empire Victory,hope this helps.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 11:27
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There were 3 articles in early Ships in Focus Record, regarding whaling conversions, from memory 4,5,6, but I may be wrong ! When I get back home at the end of the week I'll take a look for you.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 20:19
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Thanks for photo and offer of help,they are indeed just what I have been seeking for quite a long time.I sailed on her delivery voyage in the late 1940s (I think) and can still remember the smell!
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Old 22nd April 2008, 20:27
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The smell you never forget.

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Old 24th April 2008, 17:07
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Never fogotten,but how would you describe it?

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Old 24th April 2008, 17:30
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Decaying meat,bones,and blubber. Almost like tanning factory or a cargo of bones.

Stays in your nostrils forever.

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Old 25th April 2008, 20:02
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Reminded me of days spent alongside Borthwicks meat works at Brisbane,turned me into Vegetarian.
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