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  • #46
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    ex. TFDS ship "Skjervøy" ( now "Langøysund") in Tromsø today

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    • #47
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      A very well kept veteran boat seen in Aalesund a couple of days ago. Previously owned and used for local fishery by a friend of mine. Now de-registered and used as a pleasure craft by his son, but still with the old Volda Semi-diesel installed. The sound is something to behold, (dunk-dunk-dunk-dunk) but unfortunnatelly I'm unable to recreate here. (You just have to take my word for it)

      Here he comes, passing Stornespiren, heading for his normal mooring place at Skutevikpiren:


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      • #48
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        I expected that to be the end of it, but later he came into the Inner harbour:


        I cannot remember the name or fishery register of this nice boat, but it has been seen on CVF earlier when moored at Skutevikpiren.

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        • #49
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          Here is another veteran that doesn't require her own thread, as it is no longer in existence and not likely to attract many posts, Pilot tender AKUNA of Melbourne, Va.:




          Just look at that stern:

          Photos from ShipSpotting.com

          Pilot vessel, 970 tons. Built 1911 as the German yacht Komet; captured by the RAN off New Britain in 1914 and commissioned as the Una. Purchased by Port Phillip Sea Pilots in 1924 and renamed Akuna.
          How would it be to see something like this approaching to deliver a Pilot? Unfortunately she is no longer around. Broken up in 1954.
          Last edited by ombugge; July 22nd, 2012, 15:43.

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          • #50
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            I love the beauty of the boat in this video: MS Tysso:

            https://vimeo.com/42894883
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            • #51
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              ONe more post in this thread as well... for all of you that understands any of the Scandinavian languages in particular....

              You really got to order yourself a copy of this "must-have" film.... the film about SS Martha....

              The film was created and filmed on board while the ship was on her final voyage to the scrappers, and the film is absolutely hilarious!!

              You can order it from NMD (velferden@sjofartsdir.no), and they'll mail it to you.... (in Norway only I think). A bill of 200NOK will follow a week or two after the DVD.

              http://www.sjofartsdir.no/sjofolk/ve...filmen-martha/
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • #52
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                I was undecided as to whether or not to place this in the Rescue Boats thread but have decided that this is the better one as the subject is very much a veteran.

                This is about the RNLB (Royal National Life Boat) Louise Stephens, built 1939 and which served for nearly 30 years at Gorleston.

                See http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.u...hens_1_1005183

                She was famous for being one of the little boats that were part of the Dunkirk operation to rescue our BEF from the beaches. Decommisioned in 1974, she was used as a fishing boat and ended up on the Isle of Islay, Scotland, for many years. Just before she was due to be scuttled the Louise Stephens was rescued by the Chairman of Hoylake's Lifeboat Museum (Cheshire) who wanted to restore her and keep her at the museum.
                These plans fell through, however.
                http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/heroic_l...wner_1_1524245

                The little lifeboat has now been bought by a local man hereabouts who is one of the few surviving crew members once serving on her. If all went well, she sailed from the Isle of Islay to the mainland last Tuesday, was then put on a lorry and is at this moment somewhere between there and Lowestoft, where she will arrive this weekend. Restoration work may be carried out by students at the International Boatbuilding College in Lowestoft.
                When restoration is complete it is hoped to use the Louise Stephens for educational and training trips. Also, with any luck, she may be on show at Great Yarmouth's Maritime Festival this September.
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                • #53
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                  As an attraction during the sailing competition Normandy Channel Race, Marité docked few days in Caen harbor. She is the French largest wooden vessel.
                  Launched in 1923, she served as terre-neuva(Terre-Neuve=New-Foundland) for cod fishing, called la Grande Pêche ( the Great Fishing). It was the main activity for Dieppe and Fécamp in Normandy, Saint Malo and Paimpol in Brittany.
                  Before WW2 Marité was sold to a Danish company and stayed in Feroes islands, still as a fishing boat, until the end of the 60’s.
                  After fitting out in Sweden she became a cruise ship named Bla Marité af Pripps sailing mostly in Stockholm archilelago.
                  Nowadays she is back home, owned by Basse Normandy Council, and her home harbor is Granville (hi,Sarnia!).

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                              It’s so interesting to read about and see the photos of this ship, of course. But what has absolutely bowled me over dear Yves is that you almost casually and without comment throw in those last two images! Oh my! Wouldn’t these make such perfect book illustrations alongside an account of the ship’s story!

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                                Originally posted by yvneac View Post

                                How did you make these wonderful shots?
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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