Balaena

Balaena

An oil painting by George Cummings

The workings of a factory ship

Clansman - April 1970

In 1946 Balaena was equipped with a Walrus aircraft to assist with whale spotting.  The following year this practice was ceased as it was considered “unsporting”.

Walrus aircraft fitted - 1946

Balaena Art Gallery

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Balaena

1946

1946 Built for United Whalers as Balaena

1953 Transferred to Hector Whaling

1960 Sold to Japan

15715

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

199454

Harland & Wolff

Belfast


2 x Steam 3 Cyl


2

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