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Polarsol

Melsom & Melsom tanker, built 1960 at the Aker yard. Or rather finished at the Aker yard, Stord yard did the things needing more space I believe.

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If you say so, I would not have recognized the ship. I suppose that awning over the whole foredeck is temporary, perhaps protection necessary because of work going on underneath. Replacing deck planks perhaps.
 

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IMO 5280992 , Dead.
Ship Type : Crude / Oil Product Tanker.
Build in 1960 by Aker Makaniske Verksted A/S Oslo Norway // Hull by A/S Stord Verft Leirvik Norway as " POLARSOL " for Hvalfangerselskapet Polaris A/S ( Melsom & Melsom Rederi A/S Larvik as manager ) Larvik Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 21.592 / 12.777 / 33.900.
Main Engine : Aker B&W 9-75VT2BF-200 - 15.000 bhp.
Aux.Engine : Bergen Diesel 2 x 304 kw.
Turbo Gen : 1 x 304 kw.
Emerg.gen : 1 x kw.
Exh.Boiler : Economizer.
Aux.Boiler : 2 x Foster Wheeler.

1972 Sold to I/S Suntank (Olaf Pedersens Rederi A/S Oslo as manager) Oslo Norway,renamed " SUNNY LADY ".
1977 Sold to Pegasus Shipping Company (Oscar Transportation Corporation Ltd (E.Gotis) Piraeus as manager) Piraeus Greece,renamed " NOTOS ".
1984 BU Chittagong Bangladesh.




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Enough similarities... from the yard arm down.... for me to be 100% sure it is 'Norge'
http://www.captainsvoyage.com/_Media/2013_06_03-knm-norge-img_75_1280-17.jpeg
The ship on the left looks like a sister ship to Polarsol... maybe for a different owner.
 

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Yes, will have to be a different one: https://www.skipshistorie.net/Larvik/LVK200Melsom%20Melsom/Tekster/LVK20000000100000%20skipsliste.htm As for a complete list of ships built at Aker Mek., I do not know where to find it. A wikipedia entry claims there is one in the 1951 jubilee book, but I have got that one, and there is no list whatever in it. The Wikipedia list is so short it is hardly ever worth the bother to check it. https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_over_fart%C3%B8yer_bygget_ved_Akers_mekaniske_verksted The list that should be found at Lardex, again according to Wikipedia, seems to be a copy of a pair of pages in the Jubilee book titeled "Ship types built at Aker."

However (I will have to hand it to you), the two tankers lying side by side here in the year after (?) do indeed look like (near) sisters from different companies: https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1230747/title/aker-mek-1961/cat/all And the one furthest away has the Melsom & Melsom funnel and must be our Polarlys. The nearest one will just have to be Wilhelm Wilhelmsen's Troms, originally a joint project with Vesteraalens Dampskipsselskap, and built by Stord and Aker with delivery in 1961. https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/30619/
 

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Hunted out my old 'Merchant Ships- World Built' for 1960... sadly it lists the 1959 built ships.
However... in 58 and 59 the Aker yard is listed as building 2 11,000grt/17,300dwt tankers plus one smaller ship for Fred Olsen in each year....
In 1958 Farmand and Velma, in '59 Bjorkass and Monsoon... all for different owners.
Photos I have found - one in the book, one here on CF show what looks like a standard design sharing the same goalpost design as Polarsol.

So I am thinking our mystery ship on the left may be a further ship in this 17300 tdw series, built from the keel up by Akers....
 

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Cisco, it is a small world, the tanker Farmand (1958) that you mention brought back some memories, she was my first Norwegian ship, I signed on in 1969 in Colombo, Ceylon, at that time she was the Norsk Viking..........

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/50799/title/norsk-viking/cat/503

Cheers Frank
 

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These pictures of the Farmand can all be enlarged - first click on the picture and then the plus sign upper left. These are then png, if you want jpg, use the download button at lower right, and chose large jpg.

https://digitaltmuseum.no/011014268920/eksterior-tankeren-m-s-farmand-solgt-og-omdopt-til-m-s-norsk-viking-i-1963

https://digitaltmuseum.no/011014268916/eksterior-tankeren-m-s-farmand-solgt-og-omdopt-til-m-s-norsk-viking-i-1963

https://digitaltmuseum.no/011014268907/kapteinen-og-en-annen-mann-pa-dekk-under-provetur-med-tankeren-m-s-farmand

https://digitaltmuseum.no/011014268831/maskindel-heises-ombord-pa-tankeren-m-s-farmand-solgt-og-omdopt-til-m-s

https://digitaltmuseum.no/011014268919/eksterior-tankeren-m-s-farmand-solgt-og-omdopt-til-m-s-norsk-viking-i-1963
 

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Thanks for those links Stein..

As there are no photos of the Farmand on shipsnostalgia I was going to look in the old ship photo files.

Cheers Frank
 

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