Flk "Thorshøvdi"

Flk "Thorshøvdi"

Kokeri Nummer 4 in a series of 10.
A / S Odd its factory ship “Thorshøvdi” docked at Akers Mechanical Workshop Oslo. I 1967 she was converted to oil drilling ship at Nyland Mechanical Workshop for Aker (along with American and British interests) and renamed “Drillship”. After this, she also names “Star I” (1969), “I probe” (1970) and “J.W. Bates” (1972). set in 1985.
Telemuseet: image no. TELE IBM 2012 39034, via digitaltmuseum.no.

Pipervika

Pipervika

This photograph is taken from just under Akershus Fortress about 1930. The photographer had a job as press man and boiler timber on Prince Olav Harbor from 1929 until the station closed in 1931. In what connection he was in Oslo is not known, but looking at the harbor, by Aker Mechanical Workshop can see a hvalkokeri (with their characteristic hoists for killer on the front tires) and I therefore decided to publish the picture. Which factory ship that is can not be deciphered by name, but it may look like Flk Solstreif.
Of ships that can be identified, we see about the middle of the picture DS Fagerstrand who was one of Nesodden boats.
In the bottom edge of the screen, we can also see one of the boats that went between Pipervika / Akershus Fortress and Bygdø Sjøbad.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Thorleif Borge
Year: 1929-31
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