Flk “space IV” and “space III”

Flk “space IV” and “space III”

Another year kokerier “space IV” (ex “Walter” 1937) and “space III” (1947) in circulation at Jahres Kemiske Fabrikker in Sandefjord.

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coloring: Photo focal / Geir Rosset. Original photo: The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 14.02.1933

diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 14.02.1933

Flanged 9 whale, and now just blue. In the night at 1 o'clock we got quite right eye on the lights of the "Kosmos". Now we are all 4 factory ships and 30 catchers here, so it is well part competition. In the night all the boats been bunkered quite full from the last fyroljetanken, so now paints the well towards the end.

– Øivind Schau

Framnæs Mechanical Workshop

Framnæs Mechanical Workshop

A great overview of Framnæs Mechanical Workshop. Using dock lists to Framnæs I have come from that photo was taken between 17. and 26. July 1933 – Table Mountain (in front of), Ole Wegger (in the middle), Rosshavets hvalbåter “Star II”, “Star IX”, “Star X” and “Star XV” in the small removable dock, cosmos II in the large floating dock, C.A. Larsen (second top left) and Torodd fjord in circulation (top left). The following year Torodd sold to Norwegian whale products in Oslo and renamed “Sydis”.
Photographer: unknown.
The harbor in Sandefjord 1950s

The harbor in Sandefjord 1950s

Out in the bay right at Thorøya located “Thorshavet” and “Thorshøvdi”. Left at Jahres Factories located “space III” and “space IV”. By Foreness located “Sir James Clark Ross” and what is probably “Abraham Larsen”. Inside the harbor is Jahres, Ross Sea and Thor Dahls catchers.
Photo: From private collection, photographer unknown.
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Flk "Kommandøren I"

Flk "Kommandøren I"

Kokeri Nummer 3 in a series of 10.
A / S Vega (H. A. Christensen, Sandefjord) Sitt kokeri “Commander In”. This factory ship caught with losses outside Kamchatka, Mexico, Galapagos and the Bering Strait in four seasons. The ship was sold to Pesca in 1927 and renamed “Ernesto Tornquist”. Served as factory ship until 1930. After circulation in Sandefjord, she converted to transport ships for the route Grytviken – Norway, and in this role until she wrecked without loss of life in 1950.

Boiling washes obvious in Mefjorden

Boiling washes obvious in Mefjorden

Boiling Rier laid in Mefjorden in Sandefjord. from right: C.A. Larsen, Fraternitas, Ernesto Tornquist, Congo, Table Mountain, cosmos II, Vestfold and Foyn (II). The last three were nylevert from shipyards since the crash of whale oil market came after season 1930/31 and was delivered directly to circulation.
After circulation was Congo broken up in 1935, Ernesto Tornquist was converted into freighters (still owned by Pesca), they were thus no longer used as factory ships.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord [fs2250].
Year: 1931-32
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