norwegian German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945 Adjutant (+1941)
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nationality norwegian
purpose hunting
type whaler
propulsion steam
date built 1937
weight (tons) 354  grt
dimensions 41.1 x 8 x -- m
engine 3 Cyl. Triple expansion engine by Smith Dock Co. Ltd, England.
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cause lost scuttled
date lost 01/07/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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[1]German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945
Adjutant (+1941)
period 1941 ~ 1941
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[2]Hvalfangerselskapet Globus A/S - Melsom & Melsom, Larvik
period 1937 ~ 1941
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Allen Tony19/04/2010Adjutant started life as the Norwegian whaler Pol IX FV. She was captured on the 14th January 1941 by German raider PINGUIN and renamed ADJUTANT. Initially used as a scout for PINGUIN, then as a mine layer for raiders in the S. Atlantic and Indian Ocean. On the 1st July 1941 she was scuttled after engine trouble off Chatham Island after having arrived with raider KOMET.
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German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945

Kriegsmarine is the name of the Navy of Germany during WWII, not to be confused with Imperial German Navy, which is the German Navy during WWI and before.
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 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
Smith's Dock Company who started at High Docks, South Shields, are often referred to simply as Smith's Dock, was a British shipbuilding company that became associated with South Bank in Middlesbrough on the River Tees in Northeast England, after opening an operation there in 1907.

Smiths Dock are perhaps most famous for preparing the design of the Flower class corvette, an anti-submarine convoy escort of WWII. In 1914 listed as Marine Engineers. During WWI the yard's output was 160 small ships. In the 1920's the yard began arc-welding along with riveting. Up to 1930 the yard mainly made colliers, tramps and cargo-liners.

In 1930 the yard entered the depression with a number of orders on its books. The worst year for the yard was 1932 when it was only able to launch one motor trawler. In 1931 the Stockton yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security for closure and dismantling. In 1936 the "Flower" class corvette based on the design of the whale-catcher Southern Pride, made its debut. 19 were made by the yard and 200 by other yards.

During the 1940s the yard made a number of cargo ships, tramps, colliers and the last case-oil carrier. In 1966 the yard was sold to Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson with the yard becoming part of the Swan Hunter Group later in the same year.

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