12th August 2013, 22:30
hello looking for any one who knows about the varanberg it was in workington in 1965 .looking to find out how i can get in touch with .a friend.

12th August 2013, 22:39

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13th August 2013, 00:41
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13th August 2013, 10:05
Greetings Carol and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

13th August 2013, 10:25
Also on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Carol.

13th August 2013, 11:24
The Varenberg,like her sister V ships, was used under contracts of affreighment from Kirkenes to Workington and other European about 7000 tonnes dwt they were handy ships and from my own recollections of stemming a few hundred trips believed that virtually all the crew were from the Kirkenes area themselves....


13th August 2013, 15:06
so how would i be able to get information about crew then looking for my father who my mum said was norweigan and came to workington on the varaberg thats all i know .ant ideas thanx

13th August 2013, 16:15
I will have a was the whole of the 60's and 70's I was involved with them via a London Ore Merchant, who is no longer there......

There were also some British crew on these ships,from time to time, and I did meet a couple from the Lofoten Islands which is certainly Norwegian.....

The ship was registered in Kirkenes and was sold about 1972..for a picture and correct spelling I have borrowed a link from our friends in Shipspotting..

Perhaps if someone on this site has a Lloyds Register circa late 60's the precise owners can be identified

Best of luck


13th August 2013, 17:09
Owners were: A/S Malmfart (Sameiet Varangskip I), Kirkenes.

I don’t know how to find Norwegian ship crews, but I do suppose it’s all documented somewhere in this country. The best I can do is to suggest you ask the people at the Norwegian Maritime Museum where you would be likely to find this information. They would have no bother with reading or writing English, but might be on holiday out August. Their E-mail address: [email protected]

13th August 2013, 17:58
thank you for replying to me.

13th August 2013, 18:40
Thanks Stein........I had just remembered Malmfart as the V ship owners but you did more for the poster than I ever could....apart from getting the name right!