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Naval vessel converted to large motor yacht

oceanfroggie

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What a beauty.

Does anybody what sort of vessel she is and what her former service role would have been?



I'm told she is about 85ft long
 

oceanfroggie

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Just got some more limited info. She is an ex Norwegian naval vessel. 85ft long 4ft6in draft. Don't know age, or vessel type, role, etc.
 
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jfm

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Beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder but in my book she is a several feet short in the freeboard department. She must surely have been built for in harbour and coastal work, not seagoing passages?
 

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Beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder but in my book she is a several feet short in the freeboard department. She must surely have been built for in harbour and coastal work, not seagoing passages?
Some of the early Submarine Chasers (built in the US, delivered to the Norwegian marine) were actually pretty low on the freeboard...



But these were around 110 ft long, and three of those later became involved in the "Shetland Bus"

Earlier ones were a bit shorter, but with higher bow section...



The bow section of this one looks mor like a support/observation vessel, or one of the coastal patrol boats.... if we had her name (probably is the original one), I could find out....
 

oceanfroggie

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Just found out she was an 1952 US patrol boat based on the Rhine in Germany.
 
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