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ERNESTINE

ERNESTINE, KG 389, Klaksvík.
Built 1911 in Dunkerque, France.
Bought to the Faroes 1927 by D. Joensen and J. F. Kjølbro.
Hit the rocks below Selvogsbjørgini, Iceland 26-03-1930.
Vrecked. 16 crews saved out of 25.

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a crew of 28 seems a large crew.
You wouldn't want to sit down last at meal times
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It's me again, I see mention of J.F.Kjølbro.
He bought a Consolidated Steam Fishing and Ice Co Grimsby vessel and kept the funnel livery the same.
Do you know which vessel that was?
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Yes. It was SKÁLABERG. Unfortunately I can´t find my notes on here at the moment. We miss nicolina!
I came to to that large crew number, by counting them on the other picture !
 

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I guess the Skalaberg fbg refers to is this one: http://float-trawlers.lancashire.gov.uk/index.php?a=forward&s=item&key=FYTozOntpOjA7aToyO2k6MTtpOjE7aToyO3M6MjU6IkltYWdlcyBpbiB0aGlzIENvbGxlY3Rpb24iO30=&pg=766
 

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The large crew? They were fishing with handlines,all men side by side from stem to stern. RG
 

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Ziska á Fløttum became a hero this day, while sviming on land in the cruel sea, and made it possible to save the 16 out of 28 crewmembers.
 

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Right, he is really a man to remember. Read the fantastic story in the book "Havid og vit", by S. Hansen, Klaksvík
 

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After coming ashore the was another ordeal as they had to climb an ice covered cliff to get away from the shore they had landed on.
Some of the crew had to cut steps with an knive into the ice covering the cliff they had to climb before they could get up to the top of it.
They really went through hell that nigth.
 

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