GOS V was built as whale catcher by Pusnes mek. Verksted,
Arendal (hull no.82) and completed by Kaldnes mek.
Verksted, Tønsberg for
A/S Hvalfangerselskapet Pelagos (Svend Foyn Bruun), Tønsberg.
delivered NOK 3.7 M. Catching for
all seasons from 1952/53 to the end of 1961/62 season.
In April, sold to Collins Submaine Pipelines Africa (Pty) Ltd, South
Africa and delivered her new owners when homeward bound from the
Antarctic after her last whaling season. Converted in South Africa for
subsea construction purposes, renamed
Veld Waterboer Mij (Eiendoms) Bpk., Cape Town. Name unchanged.
Re-sold to Marine Diamond Corp. Ltd., Cape Town. Name unchanged. Used
as a tender for the large mining barge
subsea diamond mining project on an area between Walvis Bay and Orange
Sold to Auntie Lil (Pty) Ltd., Walvis Bay, SWA (Namibia) but
registered in Cape Town S.A.
Laid up in Saldanha Bay in the mid-70’ies.
Broken up in South Africa.
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