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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Does anybody know this vessel?

    Additionally, we haven't quite determined the identity of this one either...
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      Originally posted by Nichu View Post
      I have noted that this vessel is the former "Froya" of Fosen Trafikklag.

      Built at TMV 1954, and sold 1967.

      Picture among the other Fosen vessels here:

      http://www.fosna-folket.no/incoming/article607240.ece
      That is the one. I also found her on Miramar:
      Single Ship Report for "5122073"IDNo: 5122073 Year: 1954
      Name: FROYA Keel:
      Type: Passenger/cargo Launch Date: 20.1.54
      Flag: NOR Date of completion: 24.5.54
      Tons: 358 Link: 1484
      DWT: 118 Yard No: 232
      Length overall: 39.2 Ship Design:
      LPP: 33.5 Country of build: NOR
      Beam: 7.4 Builder: Trondhjems
      Material of build: Location of yard: Trondheim
      Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1D-11

      Subsequent History:
      67 CALTEX KARTIKA - 74 TURANGGA SAMUDERA
      Disposal Data:
      deleted 2006/7
      Does anybody have a copyable picture of this one?

      As far as I remember she came around Cape of Good Hope. Not bad for a small "Fjordabaat".

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        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        I found more on her history at this link:

        http://www.fjordfaehren.de/no_f/geiranger1937.htm
        More on the old Car Ferry "Geiranger" lifted from Warsailors:
        M/F Geiranger Statens Vegvesen, Molde / Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde 242 gt
        Built in Trondheim 1937.
        Pre war history: Delivered on July 8-1937 from Trondhjems Mek. Verksted, Trondheim (205) as ferry Geiranger to Statens Vegvesen / vegsjefen i Møre & Romsdal, Molde. Steel hull, 125.9' x 26.9' x 12.6', 242 gt. Polar Diesel 640bhp, 12 knots. Registered for 274 passengers and 16 cars. On hire to Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde, and used in that company's tourist/ferry service Geiranger (MaråkHellesylt-Valldal every summer. In the wintertime she was used as replacement ferry and also transported goods.

        WW II: In 1941 Geiranger was on her way into Storfjord with hay, and was off Magerholm when a fire erupted on board. The ferry Frigg II transported a fire truck from Spjelkavik out to Geiranger's position in order to extinguish the fire, but she burnt out completely. Towed to a yard for repairs, requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine (1941) and repaired by the Germans. Completed in 1944, in German service to the north of Norway.

        POST WAR: In the fall of 1947 Geiranger was on a voyage Ålesund-Molde-Åndalsnes with a cargo of furniture and 24 horses on deck when the furniture caught on fire. Beached at Kringstad, burnt out, 17 of the horses died. Condemned an taken over by unknown insurer. Purchased by Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde ”as-is” and repaired. In Jan.-1948 she was taken over by Møre & Romsdal Fylkesbåtar, Molde (the new name of Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde since 1947). Ran aground at Storseisund between Vevang and Averøy, Nordmøre on June 18-1966, on a voyage from Aalesund to Trondheim when in use as replacement in the coastal route between Bergen and Trondheim. An attempt was made to beach her, but she slid off after a while and sank in shallow waters. Refloated Sept. 3-1966, condemned following inspection. Sold in 1968 to C. M. Titlestad, Bergen, but this did not come to pass. Sold in 1969 to Brødrene Vik, Rovde, converted to barge, and in sand trade to Sunnmøre. Laid up at some point and used as quay near the sandpit at Rovde. By Sept.-2007 she was partly covered by the quay filling, but still visible.

        (Info received from T. Eriksen, Norway - his sources: "Her Byggedes Skibe, TMV 1843-1983", Finn R. Hansen 1995. Article by Sondre Kristoffer Mo at Hjørundfjordportalen, Thor B. Melhus / Skipet, Jens Chr. Egenæs, and misc.).

        Norway had lost a ship by this name to WW I, built 1907 - managed by Westfal-Larsen & Co., Bergen, sunk by a German U-boat on Aug. 7-1915 on a voyage Petchora-Southampton - no casualties.
        That tally very well with the picture that Sterkoder posted earlier.

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          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          Additionally, we haven't quite determined the identity of this one either...
          I'm afraid I don't have the answer either. I can't remember where I lifted this pics from.

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            Well since we don't have anything on the vessel above yet. I believe she may be an early "Danskebaat"?

            Meanwhile, I'll throw in another old ship which I don't know the name of:


            All I know is that the text says; "Geiranger Blue Flu 1937". That narrows it down to a few ships, I should say.

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              Such funnels, lightcolored (yellow?) with a black top, isn't that a White Star ship?
              Regards; Sigve.
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                Originally posted by Sigve View Post
                Such funnels, lightcolored (yellow?) with a black top, isn't that a White Star ship?
                Not likely. "Blue Flu" is a nick for Blue Funnel Line, or Alfred Holt & Co. out of Liverpool. One of the large Liner companies in the early/mid 1900s, now defunct.

                Relatively light blue funnel with black top. Here is a Blue Flu funnel:

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                  So, who's the expert on the Blue Funnel Line in here?

                  ... and who will be able to crack the unsolved mystery ship above... I tend to think it's one of the Bergen Line's cruise vessels (yellow funnel) but ....
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                    I have made a quick search for Blue Funnel Line ships, and have not seen one single "Blue Flu" with two funnels. But I have found that the big idea with Blue Funnel was to combine cargo and passengers on the same ship, and this one doesn't look like a combined ship.
                    But I'm no expert.
                    Regards; Sigve.
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                      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                      Another puzzle, unknown because I have lost my note with the name:

                      Finally identified as "Gåssten".
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                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        So, who's the expert on the Blue Funnel Line in here?

                        ... and who will be able to crack the unsolved mystery ship above... I tend to think it's one of the Bergen Line's cruise vessels (yellow funnel) but ....
                        BDS had three white rings all around on the funnel, even if painted yellow.
                        Fred Olsen had/have yellow funnels with the house flag, but I can't see any here.

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                          Finally identified as "Gåssten".
                          You crossed the finishline before me!
                          So, you "work" just like me then....., can't forget a question about identifying.
                          I've copied this picture and put it in my album since you first asked and been on the lookout every now and then.
                          Ok, then I will "mark" this one and file it under solved
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                            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                            ........can't forget a question about identifying.......
                            Our minds Mr. S, are more similar than you would think...

                            I can't really forget something that burns on my mind: sometimes, that is a good trait, but often, it can also be a very costly trait (as in a time when I see something that I want, and can't stop thinking about it before I own/ buy it).
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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

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                              Originally posted by Sigve View Post
                              I have made a quick search for Blue Funnel Line ships, and have not seen one single "Blue Flu" with two funnels. But I have found that the big idea with Blue Funnel was to combine cargo and passengers on the same ship, and this one doesn't look like a combined ship.
                              But I'm no expert.
                              Here is a Blue Flu ship with two funnels:


                              But I don't think this is the same one as this is a Pilgrim ship, the Gunung Djati, and looks different.

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                                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                                Well since we don't have anything on the vessel above yet. I believe she may be an early "Danskebaat"?

                                Meanwhile, I'll throw in another old ship which I don't know the name of:


                                All I know is that the text says; "Geiranger Blue Flu 1937". That narrows it down to a few ships, I should say.
                                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                                Here is a Blue Flu ship with two funnels:


                                But I don't think this is the same one as this is a Pilgrim ship, the Gunung Djati, and looks different.
                                Could the ship Sigve found, have been rebuilt to become the larger, more impressing ship in the previous post?

                                The funnels are the same shape, but appears to be longer and thinner in one of the images.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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

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

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