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    ex-NARVIK ::: GANN :::

    Continued from the old board (19 pages):

    ex-NARVIK ::: GANN :::
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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  • #2
    Good old Narvik:



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    • #3
      Her last visit in Kristiansund as a hurtigrute 20th February 2007. In fact, I belive she has a beautiful bridge section....



      A detail


      Her main mast


      And finally, an image I like..., with some reflections in the bridge windows...

      All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      • #4
        I was always kind of impressed when I saw Narvik at the dock... one of the last large ships to ever come out of Trondheim Shipyard: a place with bars and shopping now. The same goes for Vesteraalen: the only hurtigrute ship built in Northern Norway.
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        • #5
          Narvik in Finnsnes

          Here are a couple of pictures of Narvik taken, I think, in Finnsnes in September 2006.





          Watching the fork-lift trucks at work adds to the interest in the various harbours along the coastal voyage.

          John

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          • #6
            ...and they have different types in nearly each harbour...
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            • #7
              Unknown ship = Narvik

              are they right?

              Unknown ship = Narvik ?

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              • #8
                I think, they are. The photo has very bad quality so it is not possible to identify her by the letters on the stern. But as far as i know, MS Vesteralen had blue colours during her first years until the rebuild and MS Midnatsol (later Lyngen) started with the Panorama Lounge at the top. So in my opinion this is MS Narvik, i confirm.
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                  I think, they are. The photo has very bad quality so it is not possible to identify her by the letters on the stern. But as far as i know, MS Vesteralen had blue colours during her first years until the rebuild and MS Midnatsol (later Lyngen) started with the Panorama Lounge at the top. So in my opinion this is MS Narvik, i confirm.
                  Yes, it is correct. It is Narvik. The reason for my agreement is the lay out of the mast: each of the three ships had different masts.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  • #10
                    Today, before noon, I suddenly heard a HRG whistle blow... expecting no ship so early, I ran to get my camera, and there she was: the former Narvik sailing northwards as Gann:



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                    • #11
                      Not the best of pictures, but Gann was in Trondheim today:


                      Webcamera Trondheim Port Authority
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                      • #12
                        "Gann" departing Tromsø at 23:40 tonight and set course for Hammerfest in midnight sun.



                        Best wishes from
                        Bengt Domben

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                        • #13
                          I still feel a bit surprised at her sudden exit from the Hurtigruten fleet and each time I see her as Gann, I wonder what made her exit so fast.

                          I also find it .... ehhh... ''strange'' that only one ship of the mid-generation is still in Hurtigruten service... I had always imagined they would be in coastal service for a much longer time, particularly knowing that two real old-generation ships are doing the regular run...

                          Well, the world never cease to amaze me ...
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                          • #14
                            ..i am pleased that the old ships are still running. Would have been worse, they had to leave the fleet.

                            I can't imagine how big the difference between the running costs between a mid-generation and a ship from the 1990ers is.

                            I also don't know the booking numbers, but i can imagine that the mid-generation ships are the less attractives.
                            I remember my visit on Lyngen in Rorvik 2007 and for me this ship looked like an old ferry.

                            Now, when there is only one left, the sight changes a bit.
                            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                            • #15
                              I agree with you Ralf.
                              Espescially in the winter-season there are very few round-trip passengers on the mid-generation ship(s). But very useful for us in northern Norway using Hurtigruten as a "bus at sea"..

                              I like(d) to travel with these ships because they are not filled up with "Cruise-passengers" from abroad. And i can be able to have a conversation with other passengers in my own language

                              However........The mid-generation ships are very interesting in a historical point of view. The discution between the HR Companies and the Norwegian government in the -70`s. And the compromize of design and size it all ended up with.
                              How the government sort of failed, and they have to rebuilt the 3 ships with more passenger-space and less cargo-space.

                              I was quite depressed when "my" Midnatsol (Lyngen) was sold. But I think Lindblad have done a great job rebuilt her to a sort of nice ship.


                              The LINK between Hurtigruten and the Christian Maritime School-system in Stavanger (GANN) and Sørlandets Sjøaspirantskole (SJØKURS) in Kristiansand, is also very interesting.

                              When GANN needed a bigger ship in 1995, they bought "Ragnvald Jarl". At that time Sjøkurs also needed a bigger ship than the former hurtigrute "Salten", and bought the old Gann (former SANDNES) when Gann bought Ragnvald Jarl.

                              That history was repeeted some years ago. Sjøkurs needed a bigger ship. "Gann", former Ragnvald Jarl was suitable. Former "Ragnvald Jarl" became to old and small as GANN, and bought "Narvik", so Sjøkurs was able to have Ragnvald Jarl. It`s just like "father to son to grand-son delivery".

                              And I think "NARVIK" is very siutable as GANN. Not only for maritime education. But also for the Christian summer-cruises.

                              And the best of all......Former Hurtigruten-ships lives on along the norwegian coast

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