The icebreaker Krassin (4902 grt/2342 nrt) seen here in July 1928 in the Bell Sound, Spitzbergen, aiding the ill-fated German passenger ship m.v. Monte Cervantes which developed an alarming list after colliding with the ice edge.
She was completed in Febr. 1917 by W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co.,
The 4-funnel steamer Victoria Luise (16502 grt) seen here in the Cross Bay (Krossfjorden) at Spitzbergen.
She was launched on Jan. 10th, 1900 as Deutschland by the A. G. Vulcan Stettin, at Bredow. Renamed in 1911 and converted to a cruise ship, again renamed Hansa in 1920 and used as a emigrant carr
I took this photo in 1976 when I was on the R V Star, but I have forgot the name of the ship in the photo, we were up there doing a North Cape cruise, I think this is around Spitzbergen somewhere?
Does anybody out there recognize the ship?
Life Boats back to Kareliya.The crew spent 2 hours building pontoon and taking food and drinks ashore. There was a ships officer at each end of the beach with a rifle. just to scare any Bears off if they came. None came. The shore was left so clean you would not know any one had been there. Temp 2 D