Allied Warships

HMS Oryx

MS Whaler

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), K-2644

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byKaldnes Mekaniske Værksted (Tonsberg, Norway) 
Laid down 
Launched15 Jul 1927 
CommissionedOct 1940 
End service 

Completed on 29 August 1927.
Norwegian whaler of Anders Jahre, Sandefjord, taken over by the Admiralty in October 1940.
Displacement: 223 tons.

Renamed HMS Gemsbuck in December 1943.
Returned to owner in 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Oryx

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1W C Wilkinson, KRNVR1 Mar 1944mid 1945

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