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    I'm kind of fascinated by these four sisters and their design. Now I'm challenging my fellow members to twist so much information we can get out of the internet and elsewhere about the four sisters.

    I'm especially looking for exterior differences other than their funnel livery.

  • #2
    Most stupid question of the day, but to clear my mind and to be 100% sure we talk about the same, you mean:
    Erling Jarl
    Midnatsol
    Vesterålen
    Sanct Svithun

    If so, I totally agree with you, and in addition to exterior differences, I would love to see interior pictures from those beauties....
    Last edited by Sterkoder; April 18th, 2009, 23:14.
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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    • #3
      Good idea! Love this idea.... it could potentially be quite interesting.

      Here are some background threads from the old forum to get us started on this new venture:

      Midnatsol (1949) - Made in Itlay

      VESTERÅLEN: One of the fine Italian sisterships from Ancona

      Erling Jarl under tow by Bjorn Eskild

      ::: SANCT SVITHUN ::: Disaster at Folla 21.10.1962

      There are also some threads here at the new forum for Sanct Svithun, but let's use this thread to talk about their differences as a whole.

      I think I may have mentioned it before many times: had I been a millionaire with unlimited funds, I would have built a brand new copy of one of these ships with todays standard and with the real good old classical look.

      Love the Italian sisters!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
        Most stupid question of the day, but to clear my mind and to be 100% sure we talk about the same, you mean:
        Erling Jarl
        Midnatsol
        Vesterålen
        Sanct Svithun

        If so, I totally agree with you, and in addition to exterior differences, I would love to see interior pictures from those beauties....

        Not stupid at all. I'm at total hurtigruten geek and it's silly of me to presume everyone think like me

        Totally correct, Sterkoder. These was the four ships that initiated the rebuilding of the fleet after the war and set the standards of the ships we knew when we grew up. And yes - interior pictures are most welcome! I have hardly seen any at all.

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        • #5
          I think 'radeon' puts it very well in our old home, in the thread about Vesterålen:

          Look at the style of these old hurtigrute-ships!! The lines, the architecture is very beautiful.
          I like the design much to the reason of the high bridge, and something I can't point my finger to in the aft section...
          With that high bridge, they look so proud...., sailing with their "head" so steady and lifted.

          Now that you all made me aware of it, I belive the Italian Sisters was the most beautiful vessels to sail the norwegian coast.
          And even if I hurt someones heart right now, I must say they are several "shiplenghts" in front of for example "Nordstjernen" in design.....
          (Sorry, 'Harald Jarl') .
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          • #6
            Ostafjells wrote:
            I'm kind of fascinated by these four sisters and their design
            Yes; I agree; they are very beautiful ships. Their lines and proportions are not bypassed by any later ships. I am not a nostalgic, I think that the new ships (the german sisters and the Ulsteinvik ships) are very beautiful and harmonious ships. But speaking of lines, they cannot compete with the Italian sisters.
            I enclose a picture from another thread, the Sanct Svithun; how and where can you see a ship more beautiful and well proportioned than this one?
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            Regards; Sigve.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sigve View Post
              where can you see a ship more beautiful and well proportioned than this one?
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              Regards; Sigve.
              Amen to that. I so wholeheartedly agree with you Sigve... this is a beautiful, well-proportioned and sleek ship. Probably among the most beautiful coastal ships ever built for Hurtigruten - at least as far as I think about design.
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              • #8
                Midnatsol, built in Italy:

                http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/4805225792/#/
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                • #9
                  One more of Midnatsol:

                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/4240613147/
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  • #10
                    Either Vesterålen or Erling Jarl... any expert opinion?

                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/4237690926/
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                    • #11
                      The Vesterålen... what a beauty!

                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/3343980276/
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      • #12
                        Midnatsol at the old forum:

                        Midnatsol (1949) - Made in Itlay
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                        • #13
                          Also from the old forum:

                          VESTERÅLEN: One of the fine Italian sisterships from Ancona
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          • #14
                            Hi all!
                            This is my first post on this forum, and I wanted to share a nice video I found.
                            It's a NRK documentary from 1983 and It's taken on board Midnatsol 49' and Midnatsol 82': http://www.nrk.no/playout/v1.1/flash...91068158351110
                            Hope you guys like it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Polar View Post
                              Hi all!
                              This is my first post on this forum, and I wanted to share a nice video I found.
                              It's a NRK documentary from 1983 and It's taken on board Midnatsol 49' and Midnatsol 82': http://www.nrk.no/playout/v1.1/flash...91068158351110
                              Hope you guys like it.
                              Welcome on board Polar... and a most heartfelt thank you for that documentary!

                              That is what I call entertainment.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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