ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
DROFN
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1951
Description
Yard Number: 826

Renamed: JON BALDVINSSON (1951)

In 1951 renamed JON BALDVINSSON and owned by Baejarutgerd Reykjavikur, Beykjavik.

Wrecked off Reykjanes, Iceland, 31 March 1955.

Sister ship to the OLAFUR JOHANNESSON and the HREFNA.

Burntisland & Hall Russell Shipyard Journal, Vol. 22 (1), 1951, pg. 22:
"The third of the modern steam trawlers [...] built by Hall Russell & Co Ltd for the Icelandic Government [...]. Launched 28/8/1950. Named by Mrs Gosli Johsson, wife of chief technical advisor to the Icelandic Government, and a member of the Icelandic Parliament".

Photographs include one of the party attending the launch, and DROFN nearing the end of the launching ways.

Burntisland & Hall Russell Shipyard Journal, Vol. 22 (2), 1951, pg. 50:
"There is a quick-freeze plant [...] (also a) steam fish meal plant [...] also a cod liver oil plant".
Owner
Government of Iceland, Vatneyri
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 183 11/12' x breadth 30 1/12' x depth 16'
Gross Tonnage: 681 ton

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