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.

The story of Fevang Flenseknivfabrikk, Stig Tore Lunde, The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.

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We have received a series of black / white photos from Reidar Bjørge Borge. The pictures are taken, among others. on “Commander In”-expeditions sometime between 1923 and 1927.

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Flk "Southern Empress"

Flk "Southern Empress"

Flk “Southern Empress” with tugs outermost Sandefjordsfjord summer 1936. The story behind the picture is that it was a strike among the Norwegian crews because. the conflict between Unilever (Southern Whaling & Sealing parent company) og Southern Whaling & Sealing was in danger of not getting prepared her (and her sister ship “Southern Princess”) out in time for the start of the season. It was therefore brought three tugs over to Sandefjord from England to lug her over to England to start the equipment where.

Photographer: unknown.

DS "Tota"

DS "Tota"

DS “all” with whalers and station crews from island by Thorøya Sandefjord. Across the bay is Jahres chemical plants, the left sees Framnæs Mechanical Workshop.

DS “all” ex “your” (transportskip, Tonsberg Hvalfangeri) ex Thorshøvdi (tanker, A/S Thor Dahl), was owned by A / S Albion Star (A. Ryan) and the transport ship for Compania Argentina de Pesca with service between South Georgia and Sandefjord / Europe.

Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.