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  • [Looking back in time] Old Hurtigruten Photos

    Found this great photo on the internet. It is from Trondheim harbour, and showing Midnatsol and Prins Olav.

    "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

    Enthusiastically regards
    Torbjørn Nybø

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    Great image... I have seen the same image in a very large size once, I think it may have been somewhere in Trondheim... could it have been at the Maritime Museum or in the old locals of NFDS? Not sure anymore...

    It is really a great image and those are two fantastic ships I would have loved still existing today. Prins Olav is also probably the only real "royal" ship of Hurtigruten ever, as she was transformed from a royal yacht to become a Norwegian Coastal Steamer.

    It is also among one of my favourite ships since the start in 1893: much because of her shape and color schemes.

    A bit on the OT side but my real favourite is the Nordstjernen which sank in Raftsundet in the 50's: she is very much a miniature-Normandie in my eyes.

    Midnatsol and Polarlys in the same class as above is also two fantastic ships as far as I can see from old high quality photographs.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • #3
      Found this site on the internet containing info and pictures of all 89 Hurtigruten ships. Unfortunately it is all Norwegian

      http://groups.msn.com/HURTIGRUTA/hur...kipsrekke.msnw

      But here is another in both English and Norwegian:

      http://home.online.no/~ru-ophe/gamle_hurtigruteskip.htm
      Last edited by TNAalesund; January 12th, 2009, 17:26.
      "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

      Enthusiastically regards
      Torbjørn Nybø

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TNAalesund View Post
        Found this site on the internet containing info and pictures of all 89 Hurtigruten ships. Unfortunately it is all Norwegian

        http://groups.msn.com/HURTIGRUTA/hur...kipsrekke.msnw

        But here is another in both English and Norwegian:

        http://home.online.no/~ru-ophe/gamle_hurtigruteskip.htm
        Well, that's it....don't expect to hear from the Captain for a few days.......he's busy looking at ships..............

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        • #5
          Never mind the Captain, ehp – how am I supposed to “wind down” and concentrate on trying to pack for my big trip with distractions like these!
          (Off-topic moan – I have three flights with three different airlines – all the hand baggage weights and measures are different – and given the likelihood of checked in baggage going astray in BA . . . what’s the smiley for scream . . . )
          Brilliant links TNA – it’s so impressive when someone makes the effort to bring together so much information like this.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
            (Off-topic moan – I have three flights with three different airlines – all the hand baggage weights and measures are different – and given the likelihood of checked in baggage going astray in BA . . . what’s the smiley for scream . . . )
            yes, but seagull, you're off on a grand adventure!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear ALL about it, with LOTS and LOTS of pictures!!

            (and, yes, J-O, I know I'm off topic AGAIN........)

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            • #7
              Is this a Hurtigrute?

              I found this photo in a book 'New Norway' published in 1970 by the Export Council of Norway. The caption for the photo is:

              Before aeroplanes were put into operation the steamships (photo shows passenger liner outside Bodo) along the long Norwegian coast were the only link between North and South.



              Is this a Hurtigrute ship and can anyone identify her?

              Regards,
              John

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              • #8
                Really nice picture! Of course it's a Hurtigruten ship.
                But which one? Let's see:
                There were four steamers with the funnel in the rear area: Finnmarken, Ragnvald Jarl, Harald Jarl and Lofoten.

                Lofoten is out: funnel too big, wrong windows on promenade deck, wrong windows at panorama lounge, wrong black-white line

                Harald Jarl is out: mast is at funnel, wrong promenade deck...

                Finnmarken is out: wrong promenade deck, wrong black-white line...

                So for me it's Ragnvald Jarl!!!

                Anyone else with the same opinion or am i wrong
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                • #9
                  Ralf, I agree with you.

                  In front of the superstructure the skip on the picture has 4 large windows.

                  Finnmarken has on the same place 4+1.

                  Rangvald Jarl (Sjøkurs) has 4 large windows.
                  Øistein

                  If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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                  • #10
                    Undoubtedly Ragnvald Jarl...
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    • #11
                      DS "Vesteraalen" a beatiful ship.


                      DS "Lyngen" was also in service as hurtigrute.She has a lot of trips to Svalbard this old lady.


                      Photo:Harstad Tidene
                      Last edited by Azimut; February 14th, 2009, 15:55.
                      Best wishes from
                      Bengt Domben

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                      • #12
                        Here is an image which I think perfectly will fall under this category.

                        The port is Bergen and the ship is Sanct Svithun - the one lost at STadt, not the one lost at Folla.



                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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