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  • Sterkoder
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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.












  • Sterkoder
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    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.

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  • wherrygirl
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    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?

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  • Sterkoder
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    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.

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

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  • ombugge
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    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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  • Sterkoder
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    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....

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

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  • pakarang
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    A very nice goodbye-series of photographs Sterkoder.

    Pity, I mean a really pity, she could not be saved.

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  • Sterkoder
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    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

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  • wherrygirl
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    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.

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  • Sterkoder
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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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  • janihudi
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    stupid idiots,but then again,maybe we are to long hanging on a dream

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  • Sterkoder
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    BORGENES has arrived Stokksund for dismantling...
    (Photo: Rolf Hammeraas)

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  • Sterkoder
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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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