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HEKLA 1964

HEKLA 1964

HEKLA
Y 343 LUNDEN, Copenhagen
TN 323, SKORTABERG,Tórshavn
TG 545 SLÆTTANES; Tvøroyri
TG 614 MERCUR, Vágur
FD 5xx
FD 17 LITTLE EMMA, Lamba.

In the background DRONNING ALEXANDRINE (The Queen) is leaving Tórshavn.

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The white boat TN xxx, looks a bit special. It should make her easier to identify.
 

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Not sure that the one you call Sudurland is right. I remember her as painted grey and as a well maintained traditional Brítish fishing smack (far: slupp). This one has a single mast without the top-piece. Couldn't it be Merkur from Vagur, that was single-masted and had a wedge-shaped stern (excuse my terminology)?
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Rolf well observed it sure looks like an Fifie/Zulu i think the name used in Scotland was for this type of herring drifters/ringers.
The Mercur looks like an Zulu???
Am i rigth to assume that the Zulu was bigger than the Fifie ???
And there was a few Zulus bougt to the Faroes including the Mercur.
The most famous was the Coralia who did save the crew of former UK drifter Blithsome in a strong gale force storm south of Cape Farwell in the late 30thies by dragging them over one by one by using a rope drifted over to Blithsome with the help of a boyu lowered down from Coralia on her leeward side.
Renowned for beeing very good seaboats.
 

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Mercur: My notes says that Mercur TG 614 was bought to the Faroes in 1919 from Wick where she was called Winny Ridge. Here she was renamed Jona and later Mercur. She was built in Pittenween in 1901.
Skortaberg: She had the number TN 323 from 1952 to 1957 so this could be her.
 

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