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THALA DAN / MAGGA DAN

THALA DAN and MAGGA DAN at the Mawson Base, Antarctis 1960

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Magga Dan
The very first ship I was interested in.
She appeared in the National Geographic in 1950 something, in articles about the ''International Geophysical Year'' I remember the Kista? Dan as well
 

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Hi fbg
Lovely pic of the the two grand old ladies together. I sailed on the THALA DAN in 1980 after she had the extra deck put on which made her roll something terrible!!
The MAGGA DAN also fascinated me. Was it her that got lost in the ice when she and all the ''Dan Boats'' were then painted white, which, when found resulted in them all being painted red to make them easier to spot in Polar regions?
When you think about it, it makes sense!
Regards from Aussie
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Jeff-
 

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THALA DAN, Esbjerg, Denmark.
1957 built at Aalborg Yard, Aalborg, Denmark. Yard no. 101.
1982 sold and r/n RARAO DE TEFFE.

MAGGA DAN, Esbjerg, Danmark.
1956 built at Aalborg Yard, Aalborg, Denmark. Yard no. 99.
1969 sold and r/n S. NICOLAU.
1970 converted to whale catcher.
1974-1976 under arrest.
1976 sold and r/n CALULO
1881 sold and r/n BOUVET.
1982-1984 laid upp.
1984 b/u Ghent, Belgia.
 

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A/S Vesterhavet, Esbjerg (J. Lauritsen) had these polar vessels :
KISTA DAN
MAGGA DAN
THALA DAN
NELLA DAN
PERLA DAN
HELGA DAN
VARLA DAN
 

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fbg ------ I think you misunderstood me.
Was it the Magga Dan that was lost in the ice when she was painted white??
Cheers
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Jeff
 

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The Nella Dan was a regular to Fremantle, for stores and bunkers on her way south, they were good looking ships.


Jeff, I seem to remember that story about the Magga Dan, she was missing for several days, but was found with the help of aircraft and as you say the fleet was all repainted red.That story was on the news and in the papers.
Jim.
 

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School teacher in 1955 showed me some photo's her son was on it.Was this the start of my wanting to go to sea I was ten at the time
 

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Greetings,

The name Magga Dan rang bells back my youth for me. I cannot find anything saying sh was originally painted white but I have found this one of one of her sisters, Kista Dan, in white, have a look HERE

There is also a bit of film HERE showing her breaking the ice in the Antarctic.

There is also a picture of her HERE under the gas axe at the West Buitenhaven, Terneuzen, underway to the breakers yard in Ghent.
 

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