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Re: History Quiz #19
Jan Willem, whale factory ship modelled by Mercator and Norge or Eidsvold by Argonaut(?). Ships were present in Narvik in 1940. Jan Willem was present as a tanker to refuel the German destroyers but the limited capacity of her pumps meant that the destroyers took a long time to refuel and they were caught unprepared by the British destroyers under Warburton-Lee. The Norwegian Coast Defence ships were both sunk by the German destroyers before the Royal Navy arrived.
Members of the board might be interested to know that I have the master model of Jan Willem with a view to making more models in future.
: Identify these two ships (and models) and the
: historical connection between them: