Allied Warships

HMS Busen 3 (FY 1889)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1889 
Built byKaldnes Mekaniske Værksted (Tonsberg, Norway) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jul 1924 
CommissionedDec 1940 
End service 

Completed in 22 September 1924.
Norwegian whaler Busen 3 of A/S Tønsberg Hvalfangeri, Tønsberg, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in December 1940.
Displacement: 210 tons.

Renamed HMS Icicle in September 1941.
Returned to owner in January 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Busen 3 (FY 1889)

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1H J Hopkins, RNR24 Apr 194212 Sep 1943
2T/Lt. James Grey Skinner, RNR12 Sep 19436 Jan 1944
3T/Lt. Albert Edward Blackburn, DSC, RNR8 Jan 19443 Jul 1944
4Skr.Lt. (retired) Robert Masson, RNR3 Jul 1944late 1944

5T/Skr. Jorjen Laurids Larsen, RNR29 Mar 194519 Jul 1945
6T/Skr. Edward Matthews Charlton, RNR19 Jul 1945

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