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.

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

Pelagos som Athenic

Pelagos som Athenic

Flk Pelagos before modification, as a passenger ship SS Athenic.
Photographer: David James Aldersley
Year: ?
 
 
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[Aldersley, David James, 1862-1928. RMS Athenic. Ref: 1/2-012178-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://beta.natlib.govt.nz/records/23017161]

Pelagos

Pelagos

Flk Pelagos (1928). Photographed on the fjord in Tonsberg.
Photographer: Ove Christiansen
Year: 1928-1930.
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