Willem Barendsz - whale factory ship - built 1931 by Gotaverken, Gothenburg, Sweden for the Dutch Society for Whaling - launched as Pan Gothia a tanker - converted in 1945 to factory ship - 1960 renamed Nitto Maru - 1964 renamed Nichiei Maru -10,409 GT - LOA 155m - Beam 19.5m - Draught 4.4m - 10 knots - 1,456 crew - 1966 broken up in Aioi, Japan.     CA