ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
STAR VII
Type
STEAM WHALER
Date
1948
Description
Yard Number: 813
Official Number: 533855
Built by Hall Russells', owned by Hvalfanger A/S, managed by Johan Rasmussen & Co.

Renamed: LEIV AARSETH (1966); KLEPPE SENIOR (1972); VENOLA (1990); KRUNAN (2006).

Steam whale catcher

Sister ship of STAR VI

Hvalfanger had a fleet of eleven ships for catching whales. STAR VII was sold in 1966 to Elling Aarseth & Co. and renamed LEIV AARSETH. It was converted from whaling to fishing and had a diesel engine installed. In 1972 it was sold to Nils Kleppe Partrederi, Bergen, and four hatches added.

Renamed to KLEPPE SENIOR.

In 1990 it was renamed VENOLA, owner unknown. VENOLA was not in the Lloyds listings until 2005-06 when listed as KRUNAN. KRUNAN was converted from fishing in 1973 to purse netting and was lengthened in 1986 to 63.00. It was also ice strengthened. Another new engine was installed in 1978.

Thrusters also installed.

In Lloyds 2003-04, KRUNAN is listed as owned by SP/F Djuphav (Faroe Islands).

Danemaric Fishing no. H-369-AV until 2005.

Now owned by Ostervold Fiskeriselskap A/S, Bergen.

Not listed in Lloyds after 2005.

STAR VII has had a busy change of appearance in its working life, from steam whale catcher to side fishing to purse netting. Steam to diesel with two diesel engines. Ice strengthened, and extension thrusters added.

Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Hvalfanger A/S Rosshavet, Sandefjord
Dimensions
length 148' x breadth 29 7/12' x depth 18 1/12'
Gross Tonnage: 591 ton

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