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.
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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Fjord in Sandefjord 1930

Fjord in Sandefjord 1930

From Roar Kristoffersen we have gained access to this old postcard showing the entrance to Sandefjord sometime between 1931 and 1939.

Boiling Rier fjord in Sandefjord

Boiling Rier fjord in Sandefjord


At the head of the bay on the right side is the Anders Jahre Flk cosmos II. Facing the middle lies what looks like two of Rasmussen's førkrigskokerier. these were Vikings, Sir James Clark Ross, Foyn and Vestfold. Which two it is not easy to say. Sir James Clark Ross used to lie at Framnæs Mechanical Workshop, but if that were the case as early as this I do not know. On the left hand, by Jahre Chemical Factories / Vera lies what may look like Pelagos (Bruun & from the lip) outer against bay. The leftmost image is Anders Jahre Flk Kosmos (extremely) og Kerguelen Whaling and Sealing Co. Flk Table Mountain. The remaining ships are unidentified.
Postcards Roar Kristoffersen's personal collection.