Flk “Vale” (1905)
Text: The factory ships (2013), Novus publishing house.
VALE at Spitsbergen 1905.
1874 Built in wood as a cargo ship VALE at Gävle Varv for Svea Rederi AB, Stockholm.
1888 Sold to J. Berner jr., Stavanger.
1899 Sold to D / S Vale A / S (J. Berner jr.), Stavanger.
1902 S.O. Larsen takes over as manager of D / S Vale A / S.
1905 Sold to A / S Haabet (Johan Bryde), Sandefjord. Furnished as a primitive cookery (same cooking equipment as the Admiral) and sent for capture at Spitsbergen on Svalbard.
1909 Used as a cookery at the construction site of Brydes land station at Donkergat, Saldanha Bay, South Africa. When the station came into operation, she was lowered to be used as a bridge on a new pier.
Above left: 1905 in Green Harbor on Svalbard. The sailing ship is reportedly the cookery AVIEMORE. The ship on the left is VALE.
Above to the right: VALE at Spitsbergen in 1905. Behind her you can see the bow of BUCENTAUR.
Possibly. coloring of Focal Photo / Geir Rosset.
sources: Rosset, Geir. 2013: The factory ships. Novus publishing house.