Flk Fridtjof Nansen (I)

Flk Fridtjof Nansen (I)

A / S Sandefjord Hvalfangerveien Company its factory ship Fridtjof Nansen (I) at the harbor in Sandefjord shortly before the sjebnesvangre first trip to the field in 1906. Christoffer Castberg was warden and captain. 10. november 1906 she meets the later named Nansen Reef, break in half and sink in less than 10 minutes. 50 of them 59 aboard are rescued by catchers that came cookery thanks to good and calm weather.
As the first floating factory had Fridtjof Nansen (I) with his own expedition doctor on board.
The following year sent A / S Sandefjord Whaling Company released a new factory ship of the same name, but this time without a doctor on board (it was judged that the distance to South Georgia would never be greater than that one could go there in severe injury or illness. Also at that time was Christoffer Castberg manager and captain.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Year: 1906
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