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ANNA KRISTINA tall ship 1889

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:44 pm

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Built as Hardangerjakt type wooden ship by Martinus Olson Ansnes in Stangvik for Johannes Skarsvaag. Launched as the DYRAFJELD.
Tonnage 80.45 grt, dim. 33.53 x 6.4 x 2.6m.
Rigged as a hardangerjakt.
1889 Completed.

At that time, clipfish and herring were the main sources of income. Every year she sailed north to the Lofoten and Finnmark where the Captain bought fish. The fish was gutted, and then salted directly in the hold. Then it was transported south again and dried on the rocks at the trading place Nordbotn on Fjellværøy outside Hitra where Skarsvaag lived.

Kristiansund was at that time the capital of the coast, and almost all exports of clipfish went through this city. Herring voyages did he mostly in the autumn along the Helgeland coast. Herring was salted in barrels and exported, mainly to areas around the Baltic Sea. Skarsvaag made DYRAFJELD known along the entire coast as a fast sailing vessel. In 1890 she sailed from Hitra to Henningsvær in 36 hours, which gives an average speed of 10-11 knots. This is very good for this type of vessel. He also participated in a regatta on Trondheimsfjorden with DYRAFJELD and won an extra prize of 50 kroner in gold at that time in 1896. She was the fastest of all, but was disqualified because a lesail (extra sail?) was used.
In 1901 he put a Dan engine of 12 horsepower in her, and with it she made 4 knots in calm weather and sea.

After 1911, DYRAFJELD changed owner and trade. Until 1931, she transported lime from Hylla Kalkverk (today Franzefoss mill) to Trondheim, where the lime was loaded onto railway wagons. Many of these went to the Ranheim paper mill. From 1911 - 1919 DYRAFJELD was owned by Hylla Kalkverk Comp.. After 1919, Ranheim took over the paper mill. Einar and Helga Svendsen bought DYRAFJELD in 1927 and owned her until 1931. Einar Svendsen was skipper on board for many years while she sailed.

In 1931 she was taken over by Anders Hasselvold and rigged down. For over 30 years, the motor yacht was used as a cargo vessel along the Norwegian coast with Hasselvold as skipper. In 1968 she was sold to Kristian Jakobsen in Reine, Lofoten. The cargo trade continued but Jakobsen was unlucky. In 1971, his deck-gargo of timber shifted and she capsized when he tried to heave to the DYRAFJELD in bad weather. Fortunately, everyone was unharmed from the incident. After a collision at Bodø harbor in 1977, he no longer had the opportunity to operate the ship.

Many of the old jakts were in the same situation at this time, and a large number were condemned or sunk. It would also have been DYRAFJELD fate, if she had not been saved at the last minute by Hans van de Vooren. He had already restored another jakt, ANNA ROSA, formerly DAGNY IV, and was looking for a new and even more exciting project. He saw the possibilities that lay in the vessel and knew what it took to get her back in shape. Hans and Hetti van de Vooren originally came from Holland and moved to Norway in 1973 with the children Salo and Rosa to find a ship they could restore and sail around the world with. Fate wanted it differently and instead of sailing around the world with a random ship, it was 22 years with DYRAFJELD, or ANNA KRISTINA as they re-named her.

Through conversations with old jakt skippers and crew, Hans gained first-hand knowledge of the old jakts while this was still possible. Both the deck look, hull and rig got an authentic look. ANNA KRISTINA, who was the name Hans gave the new vessel, has original details from no less than 20 different yachts. Most of the blocks on board are original. After two years of hard work, the hull was completely restored and all furnishings were completed. In 1981, the rig was also in place and ANNA KRISTINA was completely restored. In total, Hans spent 20,000 hours on the restoration of ANNA KRISTINA over ten years. The result was a beautiful galeas that garnered honors and publicity wherever she sailed. In 1985, the National Heritage Board declared that she was the best restored vessel of its kind.

In 1984 and 1986, ANNA KRISTINA and her sister ship ANNA ROSE made trips to Svalbard and Bjørnøya with tourists. The trips were successful, but Hans and Hetti, then living in Tysnes outside Bergen, had also begun to look around for the opportunity to make longer voyages with their great jakt. In 1987 they got the chance and ANNA KRISTINA became one of 11 sailboats sailing from England to Australia as The first fleet re-enactment voyage. The voyage was a celebration of Australia's 200th anniversary. This made ANNA KRISTINA a well-known and recognized part of the international sailing community. After this they continued with tours in Australia and New Zealand. It was not until 1991 that they set course for Europe again. ANNA ROSA was then sold to the Musée du Bateaux in Douarnenez, France. And this was the last voyage the two ships made together.

In 1992, ANNA KRISTINA got another chance to show off, and she participated in the Columbus Regatta that crossed the Atlantic to New York and Boston and back again. ANNA KRISTINA did well and won her class. From 1993 to 1997, the van de Vooren family ran charter trips in the Canary Islands with ANNA KRISTINA. This became a popular trade, and over the years hundreds of people had the pleasure of sailing around the islands. On a 14-day trip, both whale watching and guided hikes were part of the program.

In 1997, ANNA KRISTINA sailed to Norway again, and the following year it was ready for another trip across the Atlantic. This time to The Great Lakes and Chicago. It was in 1998 that the current skipper Jon Warhuus began the work of getting ANNA KRISTINA to Sollerudstranda school as a school ship. After intense work and good help from supporters, they managed to raise enough money to buy her. The self-built pilotcutter copy GARIBALDI was sold and important supporters were the Norwegian Cultural Council, Sigvald dy and Nanki Bergesen, the school authority and not least wise politicians in Oslo City Hall. In 1999, ANNA KRISTINA from Chicago went to the destination Lysakerelva and Sollerudstranda school in Oslo.

In 2000, it was ready for a student cruise to the Baltic Sea and participation in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races. The trip went to Gdansk, Helsinki, Åland and Stockholm.
In the late autumn, she also had time to take part in the filming of The Greatest in the World with Herborg Kråkevik in the lead role.
In the period 2002 to 2004, ANNA KRISTINA has undergone a major restoration at Hansen & Arntzen's boat building, Stathelle. At the same time, the rig has been overhauled by Salo van de Vooren. Sollerudstranda school has decided to take back the old name DYRAFJELD, and she is now ready for another hundred years!

Text: Anders Slembe

2020 In service as training vessel, same name and owners.
Berth for 25 persons. .Crew 6 and 16 passengers.
Fitted out with a Volvo Penta auxiliary TMD 100 diesel engine, 225hp.
Sails 10, sail area 402 square metre.
Niger 2020 800F sg?, scott?
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