"Empire Norse"

"Empire Norse"

“Empire Norse” in ice during WWII. Anti-aircraft and redningsflåter is visible Lett. Flk “Anglo Norse” (II) was bought by the Ministry of War Transport in 1941 and used as tankers during the war. Sold back to Falkland Shipowners in June 1946. Lacking good pictures of the ship “Empire Norse” so if anyone has such, I hope you make a sound you 🙂

"Empire Norse"

“Empire Norse”


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Flk "Ambra"

Flk "Ambra"

Kokeri Nummer 2 in a series of 10.
A/S Vikings (Peder Bogen) kokeri “Ambra” (1909). Equipped with an early version of the slipway. Manager was M.i Scroll. Ingebrigtsen. Had base in Porto Alexandre, Angola.
1915 was boiling equipment dismantled and in August she was sold to Drammen.
set in 1925.
Photo via Harald Fevang

Flk "Balaena" og "Abraham Larsen"

Flk "Balaena" og "Abraham Larsen"

An image well shows the difference in size between Flk “Balaena” and “Abraham Larsen”. “Abraham Larsen” was built as “Unitas” i 1937, nine years before “Balaena”. One thing that is worth mentioning is that “Balaena” was begun as aircraft carriers, but the war ended and it quickly became bestemmt that the hull would be more useful if it were completed as whaling factory since it was a great shortage of food in the UK and rest of Europe after five long years of war.
Photo: Wolday, Mekonnen / Slottsfjell Museum
Year: After 1946
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Antarctic in dry dock

Antarctic in dry dock

This picture, taken by Roald Bjorndal in dry dock in Cape Town, shows the damage to the rudder and propeller after Antarctic (II) were frozen inside the ice and had to try to break out. The captain's lack of experience in ice and under a little too fierce backing to take headway so narrow stern to the Antarctic into the ice and destroyed helm. The propeller smallt into the bent tube and loses one blade and bent the other. The rudder loosened eventually completely and sank to the bottom of the Antarctic. The fact that Antarctic had only one propeller made Antractic sat helplessly stuck.
Meanwhile lay Pelagos so that they could come to the rescue, but to help Antarctic meant to delay the ship and the crew of real danger. They could suffer the same fate as the Antarctic and the captain let it therefore be up to the crew to decide whether they should go in to try to get her away. No stemmte contrary, and prospered to tow Antarctic safety. The tow was on 3000 nautical miles, until Cape Town, for repairs. This rescue operation has been standing as a shining example of excellent seamanship.
Year:1946
Photo: Roald Bjorndal