Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane.
Posted by: siri
Date: April 13, 2006 12:19PM
Ok - I have now updated my text for Firern and Treern with the info I received a while back from Ulf Gustavsen, but there's still something that does not quite fit with the fact that the ship was purchased in 1961 by Jon and his father.
Here's what I've now added for the post war Firern:
Originally built in Oslo in 1942 as vorpostenboot Rutges, 392 gt, which was taken over by the Allies in 1945 and used as minesweeper in the period 1945-1947 (name in this period not known). Sold to A/S Odd (Thor Dahl) in Jan.-1947 and given the name Firern. Sold to Australia in March-1957, renamed Tangalooma. Sold in Jan.-1963 to Pernao Wh. Co., New Zealand and renamed Orca. Broken up in New Zealand in the fall of 1966.
And here's what I now have for the post war Treern (which on the whole agrees with what Rolf is saying):
Originally ordered in 1940 by Argentina de Pesca as Capitan Nunes, delivered in Jan.-1941 from Nylands mek. Verksted, Oslo as vorpostenboot Steiermark for the Kriegsmarine. Taken over by the Norwegian State after the war, converted to whale catcher and renamed Capitan Nunes, 383 gt. Sold to A/S Odd (Thor Dahl), Sandefjord in 1947, renamed Treern. Sold to Cia Ballenera del Norte SA, Callao, Peru in 1961 and renamed Don Christobal II. Broken up in 1971. (Sources: Documents about Thor Dahl received from Arvid Sørensen, Norway, and info received from Ulf W. Gustavsen, Norway - there is, however, one conflict in the information of the latter, whose sources state she was renamed Don Christobal when under Peruvian ownerships and was lost during a storm off Punda Negra on March 23-1961).