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Postby shipstamps » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:32 pm

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She was built in 1917 for Amundsen, by Chr. Jensen, at Asker, near Oslo. The Hudson's Bay Company bought her in 1926, renaming her Baymaud, and using her as a permanent store and repair ship at Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island. She became a total loss in 1930, sinking at her berth after she had developed a bad leak. This wooden, screw, schooner had a gross tonnage of 392 tons, net 292, her length being 107ft. tin beam 41ft. and depth 15ft. 9in. She had two decks. Port of registry was Christiania, and her captain Roald Amundsen, served in the Norwegian Naval Air Service in the First World War. From that time it would appear he favoured aerial navigation for exploration. It was not until 1918 that he took any further part in exploration, in which year he bought the Maud, with the idea of' drifting across the Pole. He navigated the North-East Passage, but early in 1919 his engine broke down and he was compelled to land in Alaska. Two years later he tried to reach the Pole in an aircraft from the Maud, but without success. In 1928, Amundsen lost his life in a seaplane while attempting to rescue his old companion, Nobile, in the Arctic. SG690
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Re: Maud

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:18 pm

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The photo let see the wreck in the ice:

Amundsen's ship to be towed home

The Maud will be supported on a large barge and towed 7,000 kilometers
across the Atlantic Ocean. More than 80 years she sank off the northern coast of Canada, a ship designed and sailed by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen will start its
journey home next year.
By Andrea Hill Barents Observer
June 05, 2013
Jan Wanggaard, who is spearheading efforts to return the Maud to Norway,
says his crew is excited to head to Cambridge Bay in Nunavut to raise the
ship from the ocean floor, lift her onto a barge and tow her 7,000
kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean to Vollen where she will live out the
rest of her days in a museum.
"We want to take care of the ship in the best possible way in respect of its
history," Wanggaard says.
He initially planned to lift the ship from the seabed this summer, but says
timelines have recently been pushed back a year because he hasn't been able
to get his tugboat inspected by the Norwegian shipping authorities yet.
Since Cambridge Bay is locked in ice 10 months of the year, Wanggaard says
his crew has to leave in mid-June or can't go at all.
Wanggaard's carefully planned schedule now sees his crew arriving in
northern Greenland in July 2014 where they will watch and wait for drift ice
to melt. As soon as it becomes safe to move forward, the group will sail
into Cambridge Bay, spend up to three weeks lifting and securing the boat
onto the barge and then return to Greenland where the Maud will spend the
winter. It will make the trans-Atlantic voyage to Norway during the summer
of 2015.
"We'll move slowly and securely," Wanggaard says, adding that both he and
the Tandberg Eiendom investment company financing the operation are more
concerned about being careful than being quick.
The Maud was built in Asker, Norway in 1916 for Amundsen's voyage across the
Northeast Passage to the North Pole. But the expedition ultimately failed
and the bankrupt explorer sold the vessel to the Canadian Hudson's Bay
Company. It eventually sank at harbour in 1930.
Plans for the ship's recovery took off in 2011 when Tandberg Eiendom started
the Maud Returns Home project, which is overseen by Wanggaard. Over the last
two years, Wanggaard has examined the boat at its Cambridge Bay cemetery,
obtained paperwork necessary to remove the ship from Canada and acquired the
vessels and equipment needed for the rescue operation.
Though some people have been skeptical that such an undertaking is possible,
Wanggaard says the ship, which was almost brand new when it sank, has been
well preserved in Canada's cold Arctic waters and is not as fragile as most
people tend to think.
"This ship is extremely strong and it will be no problem to lift it up and
put it on a barge and bring it home," he says.

More info is given on the ship: Click on Visit the Museum and then on the Polar ship MAUD.

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Re: Maud

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:34 pm

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Whilst on our way through the north west passage we met a ship built for Roald Amundsen for his second expedition to the Arctic. Now the MAUDE is on a Pontoon in tow of Tug TANDBERG POLAR.
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Re: Maud

Postby john sefton » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:51 pm

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Re: Maud

Postby Anatol » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:08 pm

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Stamps issued to the 90th Memorial anniversary of Roald Amudson.
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