a

Soløy

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Globe IX was laid down at Moss Verft for the Norwegian whaling company Globus AS in 1937 . When the Germans invaded Norway in April 1940, she sailed in the South Americas and continued her service with whaling in Ecuador and Peru. For a short period from April to July 1943 she also did service for the US Coast Guard, but soon returned to the whaling industry. In the 1950s this industry took an abrupt end, and she was laid up for several years. In 1961 she was sold and rebuilt as a coastal freighter. In 1982 she was renamed to Soløy and she changed owners several times the coming years. Under a journey from Rosendal to Florø loaded with sand she ran aground and sank south of Florø 23.August 1987. The wreck rest today on a depth of 50 to 70 meter.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Soløy
Globe IX 138,7 x 25,2 x 12,0 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
304 grt Moss ( N ) 1937 ( N )

61° 34' 30" N, 4° 58' 30" E

Picture: Soløy
Courtesy of Nordic
© Explorers