HMS Starwort
Ship Number
1057
Vessel Type
Flower Class Corvette
Built
A&J Inglis
Launch Date
February 12, 1941
Delivered
May 26, 1941
Owner
Admiralty
Weight
724 grt
BP Length
190 feet
Breadth
33 feet
No. of Screws
Single
Speed (approx)
16.5 knots
Propulsion
One Steam Reciprocating Vertical Triple Expansion 4 cylinder 2750hp
Official No.
Registered
Fate
Scrapped
 HMS Starwort

[Seen as the Southern Boom]

Pennant No. K20
 
She was bought in 1948 by the South Georgian Company, and managed by C. Salvesen, of Leith, Refitted in 1949 as whaler at James Jamont & Co. Ltd. and converted to a Whale Catcher and renamed Southern Boom.
 
Suffered engine damage in April 1960, towed from Cape Town by Southern Main for repairs to Smith's Dock.
 
Laid up in Melsomvik from May 1963 to January 1967.
 
Sold to breakers in Belgium. Arrived Br├╝gge under tow on 9 January 1967.