Son of Stephen and Sarah Perlman; husband of
Ena Margaret Perlman, of Chippenham, Wiltshire. M.B. Ch.B.
This whaling tanker was named after Sven Foyn (1809-1894) the Norwegian
sea captain who is viewed as the "father" of modern whaling. In the mid
19th century he was the first to use steam powered vessels as whale
catchers, this enabled him to mount the powered harpoon on the bow of his
ships. Whaling ceased during W.W.II and this vessel was assigned to convoy
duties. She was sunk in the Atlantic in March 1943, not by a U-boat, but
after hitting an iceberg whilst en route from New York to Liverpool.