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Name: VIKINGEN
Type: Whale Factory Ship
Launched: 06/07/1929
Completed: 09/1929
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1377
Dimensions: 12639grt, 8884nrt, 493.0 x 71.1 x 34.2ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (22.5, 36.5 & 61 x 39ins), 773nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 161537
History:
09/1929 Viking Whale Co Ltd (S Cartwright), Newcastle
1933 South Sea Chartering Co Ltd, Newcastle
1934 Viking Corporation (Johan Rasmussen & Co), Panama
1938 Deutsche Ölmuhlen-Rohstoffe GmbH, Hamburg; renamed WIKINGER
1945 Ministry of Transport (Kerguelen Sealing & Whaling Co Ltd), London
1945 Renamed EMPIRE VENTURE
1946 Ministerstvo rybnogo khozyaistva, Odessa; renamed SLAVA
1966 Dal'ryba, Vladivostok
1971 Unknown Japanese owners; renamed FUJI MARU
07/1971 Broken up
Comments: 1971: Renamed for the delivery voyage to the breakers
13/07/1971: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up


Above is a model of VIKINGEN