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    S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

    S/T (Steam trawler) BORGENES has been moored in Kristiansund for years now, without any restauration being done except putting her on the slipway at Krimek every now and then to do maintenance on the hull below the waterline so she don't sink at the quay.

    Just a handful of dedicated people saw any interest in the boat, and a few weeks ago they got the thumb down from the Directorate for Cultural Heritage in Norway.

    The group of people around BORGENES decided to end their work, and the vessel will most surely be broken up by locals.
    Now that they have removed all the tarpaulins and other cover, she suddenly looked like a boat, and more open to be taken pictures of.

    In the following posts, I will give you my "goodbye" to the old trawler, by posting pictures taken earlier this evening.











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    #2
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    Details from the bow. I can clearly see her nice lines....




    An old winch on the main deck. It might be made in England.
    EDIT: The winch is indeed made in England, by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Ltd in Hull. The firm was founded in 1869 and ended its making of marine engineering in 1973.


    The reason for my comment about this being made in England is that I think I can read Hull there


    It once was a majestic wheelhouse
    Last edited by Sterkoder; May 13th, 2012, 03:34.
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      #3
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      It has been a while since she saw a slipway now, judging by the growth on the hull


      Just a picture...


      A wooden plug in one of the lower portholes


      Bow port side


      A detail from the main deck
      Last edited by Sterkoder; May 13th, 2012, 00:28.
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        #4
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        The trawl hoist on the starboard side


        A starboard porthole seen through a port one...


        Lower part of the aft mast and a vent on the poop deck


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          #5
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          Such evocative images, all those browns and pale purples, and the play of the light on forgotten details.
          And you call my favourite “Just a picture”!

          This is indeed a fitting farewell you have given her.

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            #6
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            DAMN.

            is there now no body or company like swire that would sponsering the renovation?
            couldend they set up a foundation to raise money.
            or am i just a stupid idiot that just want to presurve old vessels,just for there looks.
            it's just not fair,there are people that have so much money (gates,slim,sultan of brunai) they can remake a ss norway,or other great vessels,and don't even see it on there bankaccount.

            make as much images as posseble Svein,you don't maybe get a second change.
            andmaybe there usefull in later days.
            and shout to them;ÝOU STUPID NORWEGIANS,WE GOT HER AND YOU LET HER GO''

            we got the same favorit Cecilia,togetter with 2.5,the shine hull (looks fresh painted) and the neglected wheelhouse,2 opposets.

            so Svein take the best bottle of wiskey go to your boss,get him drunk and let him sign a blank cheque.
            best regards Thijs

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              #7
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              Great detail shots of the Borgenes. There wouldn't be a way for you to get on board and photograph some more while the ship is still intact?

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                #8
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                Originally posted by Tommi View Post
                Great detail shots of the Borgenes. There wouldn't be a way for you to get on board and photograph some more while the ship is still intact?
                Yes, I could actually climb aboard yesterday, as I was all alone for the entire photoshoot.
                The thing is, without owners approval, should I step on the wrong spot or should anything give so that I injure myself..., who's responsible?
                Well, I would say me of course, so there should be no problem. But looking at the rusty stairs/ladders and rotten deck planks, I did not take the chanse. Remember; I'm not exactly a feather moving around.
                (Or, I could act like an american; climb aboard, injure my foot and the sue the owners for 2 millions or more due to the fact that they haven't secured their vessel)
                Anyway, the boat has been documented before, of a photographer from germany, now a nurse at the local hospital, and the link comes here:

                http://www.steamtraaleren-borgenes.com/22262992
                Last edited by Sterkoder; May 13th, 2012, 14:45.
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                  #9
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                  It seems incredible that Norway's Directorate for Cultural Heritage was not prepared to save this old treasure. As the last steam trawler in the country it's unique. I look at the photo of the wheelhouse and then at the encrusted hull and imagine what seas it ploughed through, with spray blinding the skipper's vision as he peered through the screen. I see the lumber and the rotten planking on the deck and in my mind picture the quick movements of the men as they worked, the winch screaming as the catch was hauled in.
                  As I said, incredible that it should now be broken up.
                  Thank you for such moving photographs, Svein.
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                    #10
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                    I've taken my pictures, our local shipping historians had taken down the letters on the wheelhouse wall, and Friday 12. October tug ABRAMIS came to bring the remains of BORGENES the ex. steam trawler and ex. escort vessel CAILIFF to the breakers in Fosen.
                    Canadian Naval Heritage Society...., you were too late....

                    Photo: unknown via Kristiansund Kommune
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                      #11
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                      Thank you, Sterkoder, for your pictures which I have seen only just now, and which really show the beauty which can lie in decay... and the sadness. At least in photography this vessel has a lasting memorial. Giving her apparent condition, it seems the restoration would have cost a lot of money indeed...

                      Do you know what will happen (or happened) to her engine? I think it should be possible to store it somewhere, if it's still there, and sometimes people find even a new use in a historic vessel in need of a steam engine...

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                        #12
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                        They say, (and I've seen pictures), that the tripple expantion steam engine of 850 HP is still in the boat.
                        Many in Kristiansund has over the years almost screamed to the people around BORGENES to take out this engine..., but for deaf ears.

                        Picture gallery: http://www.steamtraaleren-borgenes.com/22262992
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                          #13
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                          BORGENES has arrived Stokksund for dismantling...
                          (Photo: Rolf Hammeraas)
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                            #14
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                            stupid idiots,but then again,maybe we are to long hanging on a dream
                            best regards Thijs

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                              #15
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                              BORGENES is ex. T-276 HMCS Cailiff, and from reading several years back that canadian interests wanted the vessel, I'm kind of pi***d that the previous owners didn't try to get hold of those interests.
                              Yeah, they proclaimed they wrote letters to the Norwegian and Canadian embassies, but I mean...., embassies...???
                              I'm trying to find some organization called (I might be wrong) Canadian Maritime Heritage Society, or something.
                              I'm not totally convinced that they are aware of where BORGENES is right at this point in time.

                              Maybe someone can be of any help in getting contact info to the heritage...? I haven't found it yet, and as you can see from the Stokksund picture...., it's about to be urgent....
                              Last edited by Sterkoder; October 20th, 2012, 23:40.
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