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  • Finnmarken (of 1956)

    Finnmarken (of 1956).

    At the old forum, we had a thread covering the Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes (shall be continued here as well), but the ship Finnmarken of 1956 has so far not had any own thread yet.

    Therefore, without any further delay, here is the thread dedicated to good old Finmarken!


    Photo by Adresseravisen www.adressa.no
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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  • #2
    Actually, Finnmarken had her own thread at the old board:

    29.05.1956 VDS takes delivery of Finnmarken (HAPPY B-DAY!)


    But, we continue here on the new board.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • #3
      Encouraging others to recapture the essence of the good old days on the Norwegian Coast by posting images of our dear old stars: this time I bump up the thread of old Finnmarken: an image taken at Trondheim during her OVDS-years:

      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      • #4
        Lots of resent interior pictures in this thread http://forum.airpics.com/read.php?TID=28359#187485
        in the norwegian aviation (jepp, you read correct....) forum airpics.com

        And if anyone wonder: At airpics.com my nick is "LN-SSL" (LN being the national letters on all norwegian aircraft, and SSL being my name initials).
        Last edited by Sterkoder; February 25th, 2009, 23:35.
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        • #5
          Thank you for that great link!! It was such a pity that we could not visit her during our stop in Stokmarknes, because we were too late (too much freight in Tromso). I was waiting for such interior pictures for a long time! I must visit her, when i will be there next time!
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
            . . .I was waiting for such interior pictures for a long time! . . .
            Ralf, I feel quite embarrassed to have not posted my photos for you earlier. It is not as if they are hard to find among my collection - interiors all together from one visit in June 2003, and mostly deck views on the other shorter stop in wintery weather in March of the same year. (I don’t seem to have had time or opportunity to photograph cabins.)

            As you can see from the March photos, my visits date from before the covering over of the ship, and the exposure of the deck in the snow all too clearly shows the need for some form of protection and regular maintenance.
            In the museum thread, I intend to also post a few other photos which show the ship more in the context of its surroundings of the quayside and the other buildings.













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                • #9
                  Thank you so very much for sharing those views of Finnmarken!

                  Quite interesting I must say. I can't help but wonder what would have happened to the ship if she hadn't been donated to the museum when she completed her sailing career at Hurtigruten... I wonder if she would have been scrapped or if she would have ended up as a hotel somewhere?
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  • #10
                    ...wonderful pictures! It is hard to believe, that is so easy to scrap a fully equipped ship.

                    Another question. Lofoten seems to be the only ship, where all chairs are fixed to the floor with a chain. In our opinion this was quite necessary. Why are the chairs on these other interior pictures all without these chains?
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                      Another question. Lofoten seems to be the only ship, where all chairs are fixed to the floor with a chain. In our opinion this was quite necessary. Why are the chairs on these other interior pictures all without these chains?
                      In the image above taken at the restaurant, you can clearly see the attachment point for the chains in the deck under the chairs, naturally, on land they may be safely removed...

                      I do remember that on old Nordnorge in the forward lunge beneath the bridge, the chairs had chains. The reason for remembering that is that on a trip across Folla in a storm, my brother was seated in one of the chairs (with loose chain) and he was sent flying through the room: he suffered a concussion to the head and was taken off the ship at Rorvik and transferred to a waiting ambulance.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      • #12
                        An old early 90's clip of Finnmarken at sea:

                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        • #13
                          Several pictures from the engine room on MS Finnmarken from recently, Hurtigrute Museum website:

                          http://hurtigrutemuseet.no/ms-finnma...kniske-museum/
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          • #14
                            NRK news report about a water leak on board the Finnmarken's Captains Cabin and an interview with her Captain, published on the NRK website.

                            http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/distrikt/...ge/verdi/97047

                            It is noted on Hurtigrute Museum website that this leak has now been repaired and the work bringing the Captains Cabin back to its original glory is well underway.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            • #15
                              Some interesting photos from the launch of Finnmarken more than 50 years ago:





                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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