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Aker Mek. Oslo

Aker Mek. Oslo

Not a very clear picture, and not a place that means much to many here. But that yard was the center of my hometown when I grew up. And for a year and a half in the early seventies, I worked as a watchman there, examined every room, every nook and cranny several times every night. (Met a lot of form

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Quite amazing to see the yard virtually in the middle of the city. I first visited in 1964 but don't recall any yard activity opposite Akerhus castle then and I think on my most recent visit 7 years ago the area of the yard would now be a massive Shopping Plaza. Can anybody name the Whaling Factory ship?
 

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The area today is as you say including a shopping area, but there is also a huge ammount of apartements there as well. Aker is no more in that location.

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Morten Jensen - Norway
 

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Hi WMAC
In 64 they were hiring new apprentices every year, order books were full. And unless they were on strike when you visited you should have heard them.

The factory ship has got me stumped. I have another photo taken at ground level shoving that ship. She has seven letters in her name and a light coloured diamond in her funnels.
She could have been the Kosmos V, Haverton Hill Shipyard 1948, but for a couple of missing posts, the height of her funnels and her colours. I know Onassis had some secretive whaling activities about this time. I do believe he bought the Kosmos V, but had her fitted out in Germany. This is a story I watched on television a long time ago, the particulars are now hazy. Stein
 

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