Petrel

South Georgia,South America

Petrel was a steamship laid down at Nylands Mekaniske Verksted in Norway as yard number 293 in 1928. She was launched and completed in September that same year, and delivered to the Argentinian company Cia. Argentina de Pesca SA in Buenos Aires. In 1960 she was sold to Albion Star Limited in the Falkland Islands. She was extensively used as a whale catcher and sealer during her career, and was eventually abandon in Grytviken in the 1960's. South Georgia and Grytviken is a historical place, being the first whaling station to be set up, and is also the burying place for the famous British explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. Several shipwrecks rest today in the Grytviken bay and other places around the island, like the schooner Brutus and James Turpie.


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Petrel

115,1 x 21,1 x 13,2 f
     
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245 grt
Oslo ( N ) 1928
Port Stanley ( AG )

54°16'55.3 S 36°30'30.2 W

Picture: Petrel in 2014

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Last updated: December 2020