Hvalur 9 RE399


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Hvalur 9 at pier in Reykjavík along with other members of the Hvalur HF fleet.
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Name: Hvalur 9
Owner: Hvalur HF
Port of registry: Iceland
Launched: 1952
Acquired: 1966
Homeport: Reykjavík
Status: in active service
Notes: Operated by the Coast Guard as ICGV Týr during the 1973 Cod War
General characteristics
Type: Whaler
Tonnage: 573.4 GRT
Length: 51.15 m (167 ft 10 in) o/a
Beam: 9.06 m (29 ft 9 in)
Draft: 5.65 m (18 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 1398 kW steam engine
Speed: 17 kt

Hvalur 9 RE399 is an Icelandic whaling ship built in 1952 in Norway. It has been a part of the Icelandic whaling fleet operated and owned by the company Hvalur HF since 1966. In 1973 she was requisitioned by the Icelandic Coast Guard, repainted, renamed Týr and armed with a 57 mm gun and subsequently used to cut the fishing gear from foreign fishing vessels fishing illegally (according to Icelandic law) in a newly claimed fishery zone during the Second Cod War. During her service in the Coast Guard she was usually nicknamed Hval-Týr to differentiate from previously commissioned patrol vessels of the same name.

Between 1987 and 2006, while commercial whaling ceased in Iceland, the ship remained unused at pier but the recommencement of whaling in Iceland brought it back into action.


  • Skipaskrá - The Icelandic ship registry