Indus 8

Chile,South America

Bouvet 2 was a steam whaler laid down by Smith's Dock COmpany Ltd in Middlesbrough and was launched in August 1930 for the Norwegian whaling company Waalman & Bugge. She was sold two years later Christina Salvesen in Leith, and after the outbreak of World War Two she was requisitioned as an auxiliary minesweeper by the Royal Navy. She was returned to her owner in April 1946, and the year after sold to Cia. Industrial in Valparaiso and renamed Indus 8. She sank after she hit ground at Bajo de la Casualidad at full speed after leaving harbor in Pichidangui 15. November 1954. The wreck rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 30 to 35 meter in the bay northeast of Pichidangui.


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Indus 8
Bouvet 2, HMT Bouvet 2 - FY1695
116,2 x 24,2 x 12,8 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
245 grt
Middlesbrough ( UK ) 1930
Valparaiso ( CH )

32°07'25.5"S 71°31'31.7"W

Last updated: December 2019