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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Sognefjord hasn't made it back to Norway (YET???) but one of her sisters have:
    https://www.skipsrevyen.no/article/u...-sunnhordland/
    DIdn't notice this previous post, but it was an interesting video to watch!
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      I noticed a few days ago, that on marintraffic she was listed as "DEAD". I'm therefore very happy to see her still listed for sale.

      248.900 USD / 2,1 million NOK ain't that big of a sum for many.

      She would be an amazing asset in companionship with her sister which is already back home in Norway.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      The sister-ship of ORIENT EXPLORER - now, go bring her sister home too!

      Images taken by drone on August 24th 2018, at Ila, Trondheim, Norway.

      2018_08_24 MAVIC-Sunnhordaland-DJI_0590 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

      2018_08_24 MAVIC-Sunnhordaland-DJI_0588 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

      2018_08_24 MAVIC-Sunnhordaland-DJI_0586 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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        Hoping you liked the previous pictures, here are some additional shots taken at Trondheim that same day:

        2018_08_24 EOS5D-Sunnhordaland-IMG_6706 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

        2018_08_24 EOS5D-Sunnhordaland-IMG_6709 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

        2018_08_24 EOS5D-Sunnhordaland-IMG_6710 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

        2018_08_24 EOS5D-Sunnhordaland-IMG_6716 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          The final shots as she sailed away and with that, I hope she will return to Trondheim some time really, really soon (not drone images):

          2018_08_24 EOS5D-Sunnhordaland-IMG_6717 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

          2018_08_24 EOS5D-Sunnhordaland-IMG_6718 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            It would be so good to see HMS Kilham (as was) also returned there. So glad to hear that, although listed as Dead, she is in fact still very much alive. Unfortunately, my father, Smokey Stover, one of her crew '43-'45, passed away 4 years ago, but the ship is so much a link to him for myself and my brother.

            His cousin, Billy Cobb, was a couple of years older and served on HMS Hood, going down with the ship when she was sunk by the Bismarck. Losing Bill was the inspiration for our own father joining the navy when it was his turn to enter one of the Services, as well as wanting to have the navy also represented within his family. Only a few weeks ago I met somebody who was related in a convoluted fashion to our family, and in particular to Bill's brother. She had inherited Bill's wartime memorabilia, including photos of himself, the ship, booklets, a Christmas card sent home from the ship, notification of his presumed death, and his service medals. No maritime museum was interested in accepting them, but I feel honoured to have now had them passed to me as a more direct family member than the previous person.

            It seemed particularly poignant as this occurred just before Remembrance Sunday. Late summer we called into The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffs, while passing. A tremendous place to visit if anyone gets the chance. They have a simple memorial to The Hood there.

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              Thank you for your wonderful, touching story, and for telling us about your connection. It feels really good when hearing that you have now received a lot of the memorabilia.

              During life, as close family passes on, all we have is memories and all those special things that we connect them with.

              When it comes to the sinking of the HMS Hood, I have seen a few documentaries and they have all been fascinating: I don't think anyone today are able to understand the tragedy fully, nor the heroic sacrifices they made. They set out to sink the Bismarck - and the importance of them succeeding was imperative to the continued war.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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