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Bergensfjord

Norwegian America Line

From a photo of the ship off North Cape displayed aboard the Swan Hellenic MV Minerva II

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Very nice photo shot - I can just inform that quite many older black-white Norwegian ship photos displaying ships passing the Nordkapp cliff were very often skillfully arranged, so one can bear in mind that this photo also can be in that subject... But - maybe this one is VERY REAL!! ;-))
 

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Hello Derek and NUCLER,

such ship´s position is very real. In July 1969 the eastgerman MV TRATTENDORF was situated in same position for the eastgerman wellknown V.I.P., Mr. von Schnitzler, who makes a voyage from Rostock to Murmansk. As third officer I was on board there.

Regards Norbert
 

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Mr. NUCLEAR is me!!- when they ask for me at the Airport loadspeakers! Quite stressing in our days of terror and int'l terrorism however... :))) (A nauclér is, however, a mediterranean predator bird in black and white colours flying very high in the sky, a female is called a nauclère). - The family of ours is (quite)very old and traces back to the 1300's and have relatives between Stuttgart(todays Germany) via Champagne to Arras(France), the old Franken countries of those days). But thanks for the kind attention to our name... I am most used!!

BUT! To the ship - it was very common in older times to sell these postcards on board Hurtigruten and Cruise ships to show them at Nordkapp - but most of them(a majority I would say) are indeed photo montage (arranged photos), often skillfully made. So one should be observant saying this is a real photo taken at the quite rough waters around the Nordkapp Cliff in the Northern Polar Ocean - not an easy task in older days. So my basic instinct is that these photos are in general arranged. But who knows on this STAVANGERFJORD. I have no idea.
P.S. sorry: BERGENSFJORD!!
 

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Whether possible and good seamanship or or not, I will go along with Naucler - that is a photomontage.
 

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