Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Polar Ships 20.9.1972
(60 Norwegian ore) Expedition ship "Maud" in front of iceberg. Maud, named for Queen Maud of Norway, was a ship built for Roald Amundsen for his second expedition to the Arctic. Designed for his intended voyage through the Northeast Passage, the vessel was specially built at a shipyard in Asker, Norway on the Oslofjord.
Maud was launched in June 1916 and christened by Roald Amundsen by crushing a chunk of ice against her bow:
It is not my intention to dishonour the glorious grape, but already now you shall get the taste of your real environment. For the ice you have been built, and in the ice you shall stay most of your life, and in the ice you shall solve your tasks. With the permission of our queen, I christen you: Maud.
(80 Norwegian ore) Polar ship "Fram" in pack ice. Fram ("Forward") is a ship that was used in expeditions of the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtj
of Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. It was designed and built by the Scottish-Norwegian shipwright Colin Archer for Fridtjof Nansen's 1893 Arctic expedition in which the plan was to freeze Fram into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the North Pole. is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south.
At the Fram Museum you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the Arctic and the Antarctic. Fram is preserved at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.The Fram Museum also has a polar simulator where you can experience both the cold and the dangers of polar expeditions over a hundred years ago.
(1.20kr) Polar ship "Gjoa". Gjøa was the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. With a crew of six, Roald Amundsen traversed the passage in a three-year journey, finishing in 1906. The museum's Gjøa building has exhibitions on the Arctic and the Northwest Passage.
Thank you Merja.