Whaler POL IIIs war
Posted by: Trygve
Date: March 25, 2004 07:49AM
Its wellknown that the whaler POL III was among the norwegian guardvessels in the Oslofjord when the german occupation-fleet arrived the night between 8. and 9. april 1940. She was shelled by german ALBATROS and caught fire.
But for the rest of the war, my notes on POL III is limited. I have just noted down that she kept afloat during the fire, which was put out the next morning and POL III was towed to Tønsberg. She was then repaired by Kriegsmarine and used for the rest of the war.
5.45: she was taken over by the norwegian state and used as minesweeper (?).
Can anyone detail and correct this? Was she in use as patrolvessel? If so which pennantnumber/s. Where was she repaired?
Any input would be very much appreciated. The vessel does still exist as a live-fish-carrier in Norway btw.