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    #16
    Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

    I spent quite a while checking sites in Canada. There are plenty of them but they all seem to be interested only in boats of their own areas. It's a crying shame that the Borgenes has been allowed to get to this point.
    Ivy

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

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      #17
      Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

      Thanks!

      I've made contact with someone called The Nauticapedia, celebrating stories of maritime heritage in British Columbia, northern and western Canada and Canada's Naval Forces.

      It's not these guys who once wanted the BORGENES, but by tacing in my article on their website, with pictures, we all have a hope that the right persons in Canada see this. We'll just have to wait and see.

      Link: http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Cailiff.php
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        #18
        Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

        A very nice goodbye-series of photographs Sterkoder.

        Pity, I mean a really pity, she could not be saved.
        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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          #19
          Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

          Look, Sterkoder, what I came across in a magazine a long while ago, and immediately thought of you:

          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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            #20
            Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

            Thank you!

            I'm sure Oddstøl also delivered some equipment to BORGENES (II), which was once HMCS CAILIFF.
            It's crazy that a nation founded on shipping, fishery and trawlers can't take care of their last steam trawler.

            Had this old trawler been a stabbur though....
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              #21
              Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

              The earliest Echo Sounders were known as "Velsekari" sounders because the earliest one was installed on board that ship:
              http://books.google.com.sg/books?id=...unders&f=false
              She was not strictly a fishing vessel, but a Seal Hunter, used for rescue and expeditions to the arctic between seasons.

              There is even a thread about the Veslekari right here on CVF: http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/.../631-Veslekari

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                #22
                Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

                came at this video Svein,but you probally seen this already.
                how is she at this moment?

                best regards Thijs

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                  #23
                  Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

                  how is she at this moment?
                  Yes, I've seen this one Thijs..., but thank you for posting anyway. I guesss not all have seen it.

                  As for how she is right now I'm pretty sure she's having a bad time.
                  Last fall they towed her to the scrappers and she was just cut into small pieces and so has become history.

                  A canadian group of historians were very interested to get their hands on her a few years back, as they wanted to restore her
                  back to her original days as the escort vessel HMS CAILIFF.
                  I tried to get in touch with the canadians via the canadian website called The Nauticapedia, but heard nothing.
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    #24
                    Re: S/T BORGENES - a goodbye

                    Svein, I listened to the song on the video but know no Norwegian. The final line printed at the end I translated as "Thank you to those who had tried to care for her." But is the song actually about the Borgenes?
                    Ivy

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

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                      #25
                      To make a somewhat one year story short, I got a picture from the son of one of the crew membrrs on board the CAILIFF. I thought I might post it here. Werrygirl: The song is about the Norwegian sailor and him (now also her) sailing for country, the flag and mom and dad😉 It's a song about how proud we all should be for the job and sacrifies the able seamen did, mainly during the last world war.
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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