The harbor in Sandefjord 1950s

The harbor in Sandefjord 1950s

Out in the bay right at Thorøya located “Thorshavet” and “Thorshøvdi”. Left at Jahres Factories located “space III” and “space IV”. By Foreness located “Sir James Clark Ross” and what is probably “Abraham Larsen”. Inside the harbor is Jahres, Ross Sea and Thor Dahls catchers.
Photo: From private collection, photographer unknown.
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Flk "Thorshavet"

Flk "Thorshavet"

Cooking plant number ten in our series of ten.
Thor Dahl (A/S Ørnens) kokeri “Thorshavet”. “Thorshavet” was converted to factory ships for fishmeal 1969 and renamed “Astra”. She sank after a collision outside Africa 17. april 1974. One man was killed. This was the last former factory ship that had its base in Norway and Sandefjord. All the other great old ships were either sold abroad or scrapped.
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
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