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Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane.
Posted by: siri (IP Logged)
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).

Regards Siri
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  "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. jon 04/13/2006 03:30AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. Anonymous User 04/13/2006 06:07AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. RolfK 04/13/2006 08:18AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. siri 04/13/2006 09:45AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. siri 04/13/2006 10:48AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. siri 04/13/2006 08:09AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. siri 04/13/2006 12:19PM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. jon 04/13/2006 02:23PM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. Aris 04/13/2006 03:34PM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. siri 04/15/2006 08:43AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. jon 04/13/2006 08:30PM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. Aris 04/14/2006 03:16AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., sold on March 1-1957 to Whale Products Pty, Brisbane. Aris 04/15/2006 06:45AM
  Re: "Firern" ex Capitan Nunez, 392 gt., may have been V6608 in German service. Axworthy 03/03/2011 04:54AM


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