Category:Quest (ship, 1917)

ShipEdit

  • Type: Fishing ship, schooner rigged
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: Erik Lindstøls Båtbyggeri, Risør
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date:
  • Date of completion: 1917
  • Length over all: 111 ft
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 24 ft
  • Draught: 12 ft
  • GRT: 209 (214?)
  • DWT:
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  • Wooden hull
  • Main engine: steam engine built at Tønsberg, Norway, but in 1939 a 4cyl 2tev Wichmann 350 bhp motor was installed
  • Speed: kn

HistoryEdit

  • 1917 Named: FOCA I (fishery No. K-13-K) for Andr. Ingebrigtsen, Høvik Flag: Norway
  • 03.1921 Sold to Sir Ernest Shackleton, Cowes Renamed: QUEST Flag: United Kingdom
  • Shackleton died when he was on his way to the Antarctic with this ship
  • 1923 Sold to W. G. Oliffe, Cowes
  • 03.1924 Sold to Schjelderups Sælfangstrederi A/S (Thomas Schjelderup), Skånland / Bø (fishery No. N-94-BN). Flag: Norway
  • 01.1939 Sold to Skips-A/S Quest (Ivar Austad, Tromsø) (fishery No. T-24-T) Flag: Norway
  • 09.1940 Outbrake of WW II, under Nortraship control, upon hearing of the invasion she proceeded to St. John's.
  • 11.1940 On hire to The Royal Navy, in use as minesweeper in the West Indies / Caribbean.
  • 07.1941 Returned to Nortraship
  • 04.1942 Requisitioned by Den Konglige Norske Marine (Royal Norwegian Navy)
  • 07.05.1942 Convoy SC 83 Departed Halifax bound for Glasgow with rubber
  • 05.06.1942 Convoy WN 292 Departed Loch Ewe and arrived Aberdeen on the 06.06.1942
  • 01.09.1942 Returned to Nortraship
  • 26.01.1942 Convoy RU 59 Departed Reykjavik and arrived Scrabster 01.02.1942
  • 21.06.1943 On hire to The Royal Navy as water vessel
  • 10.10.1945 Laid up
  • 19.07.1946 Returned to owner Skips-A/S, in service again
  • 05.05.1962 Sprang a leak and sank due to ice while catching seal off the north coast of Labrador. Crew saved by Norwegian seal catchers Norvarg, Polarfart, Polarsirkel and Kvitfjell.

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