ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MYOSOTIS
Construction
STEEL
Type
CORVETTE
Date
1941
Description
Yard Number: 153

Flower Class Corvette
Engine number 230, boilers by Simons, Renfrew.
Laid down 21 June 1940, launched 28th January 1941 commissioned 30 May 1941.
Full power trial in Torry Dock, 27 May 1941.
Converted to whaler 1941.

In 1946 renamed GRUNNINGUR and owned by p/f Kimbal, Thorshavn.
In 1949 renamed THORORN and owned by Thor Dahl, Sandefjord. Diesel fitted 1953.
In 1946 sold to Faroe islands for refitting as trawler GRUNNINGUR, but laid up in Thorshavn. 05-1949: Sold to Ørnen, towed to Sandefjord by HAUK, refitted as bouy-boat at Framnæs Mek.V. First season 1949/50. Refitted as whaler at Smith\'s Dock, M\'boro, during summer 1951. 2400 bhk Sulzer installed 1952/53. Hired by Aukra Hval summer -1956 for drifting in Norwegian waters. Service in Antarctic from 1953 to 1967. Laid up in Sandefjord 05-1967 to 06-1969. Sold to breakers in Grimstad 1969.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis and Sons
Shipowner
Admiralty
Dimensions
length 190'7" x breadth 33'2" x depth 16'4"
810 Tons

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