ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
POL XV
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM WHALER
Date
1951
Description
Yard Number: 828

Renamed: SEVRIN ROALD (1966); ARTUS (1972); SUDERVON (1982); SUDEROY (1985); MIDOY SENIOR (1996); HAVORNIN (2000)

Built in 1951 by Hall Russells'
Yard number 828
Official number OW2104 (LAIV) 5280552
Owned by Hvalfangerslsk Polaris A/S
Managed by Melsom Melsom Larvik, Norway

Vessel named by Miss Dorothy Johnson.
"Specialized equipment includes a harpoon gun, adjustable platform for the gunner, whaling winch and capstan..."
(Source: Burntisland and Hall Russel Shipyard Journals)

Steam hull
Whale catcher 1951-1966; fishing 1966-2005
Gross tonnage 598

POL XV was a steam driven whale catcher built by Hall Russells' for Norwegian owners Hvalfangerslsk who operated seven similar ships they had built in Britain from 1936 to 1951. POL XV was sold in 1966 to Jacob C. Roald Partrederi (Alesund Norway), and converted to fishing and the original engine was replaced by an Oil 45A by 320 x 450mm, 1470 BHP Augsberg-Nuremburg diesel engine and renamed SEVRIN ROALD until 1972.

It was sold to Arthur K. Saevik Partrederi (Alesundnor) and renamed ARTUS until 1982.

It was sold to owners not known, named SUDERVON until 1985.

It was owned by K/S Sudereoy A/S Bresen Norway. During this time the ship was fitted with an AFT THW Thrust Prop in a tube, port to starboard. It was also ice strengthened in 1996 and sold to MIDOY FISHERISHLKAP and named MIDOR SENIOR until 2000. It was then sold to P/F HAVORNIN (Toftir Farons) and renamed HAVORNIN.

No further records in Lloyds of the ship after 2005.
Shipowner
Hvalfangerslsk. Polaris A/S, Larvik
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 148' x breadth 29' 7" x depth 18' 1"
Gross Tonnage: 590 ton
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