1939 completed by Deschimag A.G. Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven
for Walter Rau Neusser Ölwerke A.G.
Sister ship RAU X
1940 rebuilt to submarine chaser
1945 Owners now Norwegian government
1945/48 employed by German Mine Sweeping Administration
1948 no. KRUTT, managers Anton von der Lippe, Tönsb
1940 completed by Ch.Hill & Sons, Bristol for Royal Navy as COLUMBINE, a "Flower Class" corvette.
1949 acquired by A/S Kosmos (managers Anders Jahre & Co. A/S, Sandefjord) and rebuilt to tug boat for caught whales.
1951 rebuilt by Kieler Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel to become a whaler
She was completed in 1941 at Sorel, Canada as a "Flower Class" Corvette for the Royal Candian Navy.
Photo ca. 1949 as a "tug boat for caught whales" to bring the whales from the whale catchers to the whale factory ship. Nice wooden bridge front, which looks like ha
22.01.1940 ordered by Royal Navy at Marine Industries, Sorel, Canadian "Flower Class" Corvette. 16.01.1941 completed and taken over by Royal Canadian Navy as FENNEL (K 194).
955/1.188t displacement, T3 by J. Inglis Co.Ltd, 2.700ihp, 16kn, 1 gun 4", 2 machine guns 0.77mm.
Norwegian whaler Sir James Clark Ross (1930) in the port of Amsterdam, assisted by several Goedkoop tugs. She was there for repairs at the ADM shipyard.
In the background the Amsterdam Central Station.
The Greek Aristotele Onassis decided to build a whaling fleet in the beginning of the 50's. He let 16 corvettes built as escort vessels for convoys in WW2 be converted to whalers in 1952/53. His luxury yacht CHRISTINA also was built as a corvette and completely rebuilt by Kiele
Location: River Weser, brand new ship
1936 completed by Bremer Vulkan A.G., Bremen-Vegesack
for Christian Salvesen + Co, Leith
344GRT, 1.600ihp, 14kn
.... sold to Union Whaling Co. Ltd. (A.E.Larsen), home port Durban: UNI 3
She was one of 7 whalers ordered by Salvesen: