Re-fitting of a ship as a whaling factory ship, the
It is difficult for those not associated with shipping
to imagine the size of the vessel from the usual descriptions, particularly
of tonnage. This is a small ship as factory ships go, here seen undergoing
a refit from passenger ship to whaling factory ship just before the
second world war.
These pictures give a better idea of the size of the
ship involved from the scale of the workmen in the pictures in just
a small part of the ship. The "Factory" part of the ship really does
relate to a very substantial factory if it were based on land.
This ship was:
147m (482ft) long
21.68m (71ft) across
the beam (widest part)