Allied Warships

HMS Pol IV (FY 702)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 702 
Built byNylands Værksted (Oslo, Norway) 
Laid down 
CommissionedApr 1941 
End service 

Completed on 18 August 1926.
Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskap Polaris A/S (Melsom & Melsom) Larvik, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in April 1941.
Displacement: 240 tons.

Renamed HMS Tromøy in 1942 and manned by a Norwegian crew.
Renamed HMS Cloudburst in August 1944 and manned by a British crew.
Returned to owner in 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Pol IV (FY 702)

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1T/Lt. Robert McAlister, RNRAug 194411 Jan 1945
2T/Lt. John George Armitage Curtis, RNVR11 Jan 1945mid 1945
3T/Lt. John Alexander Le Sueur, SANF(V)mid 1944late 1944

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