Tag Archives: Norway

MV Victoria

Originally published May 6, 2017.

Issued in 1981 as one in a set of 4 commemorating Norwegian lake shipping the Motor Vessel (MVVictoria is featured on the 1k.30 value.

Built in 1882 as a Steam Ship the MV Victoria was converted to diesel propulsion in 1953. She served on the route between Skein to Dalen via the Bandak canal carrying both passengers and cargo until 1956.

The Victoria was extensively rebuilt and re-entered service in 1963 in the tourist trade. The route she operates on is considered one of the most scenic routes in Europe.

The MV Victoria is 152 gross tons with a length of 96½ feet. She has a beam of 18 feet and carries 150 passengers.

Sources: 
http://www.shipstamps.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10165&p=10584&hilit=Victoria#p10584

MF Storegut

Originally published May 6, 2017.

Issued in 1981 as one in a set of 4 commemorating Norwegian lake shipping the Motor Ferry (MFStoregut is featured on the 2k.30 value.

The MF Storegut was constructed as a railway ferry to work on the Tinnsjø railway ferry service on lake Tinn between Tinnoset and Mæl. She was launched on May 25th, 1956. When the Innsjø railway ferry service stopped operating in 1991 she was withdrawn from service. The Storegut is now used for chartered cultural service.

She could transport up to 21 chemical cars and accommodate 400 passengers. 1,119 Tons she was the largest lake ferry when launched. He has a length of 287 feet with a beam of 37 feet. Her draught is 12 feet.

Sources: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MF_Storegut
http://www.shipstamps.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7504&p=7500&hilit=Storegut#p7500

PS Skibladner

Originally published May 5, 2017.

Issued in 1981 as one in a set of 4 commemorating Norwegian lake shipping the Paddle Steamer (PSSkibladneris featured on the 1k.10 value.

The PS Skibladner is the only paddle steamer operating in Norway. Her maiden voyage was on August 2nd, 1856. This makes her the worlds oldest paddle steamer operating a scheduled service. During her long career she has sunk twice, been re-floated and extensively renovated.

Still operating on lake Mjøsa between Eidsvoll, Gjøvik and Lillehammer she offers scenic tours and cultural events.

The PS Skipbladner is registered at 206 tons with a length overall of 164 feet and a beam of 16.6 feet. She has a draught of 8¼ feet and carries 230 passengers.

Sources: 
http://www.shipstamps.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6984&p=6980&hilit=Skibladner
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skibladner

MS Fæmund II

Originally published May 5, 2017.

Issued in 1981 as one in a set of 4 commemorating Norwegian lake shipping the Motor Ship (MSFæmund is featured on the 1k.50 value.

The MS Fæmund is a historic passenger ferry that originally entered service in 1905. It replaced the original Fæmund that served on Lake Femunden in 1887. She was constructed to carry passengers, goods, mail and timber on Norway’s third largest lake.

The Fæmund is still important because many houses on the lake still don’t have road connections. Between mid June and mid September she sails between Sørvika and Elgå.

Originally constructed as a steam ship, the Fæmund was converted to diesel power in 1958. She is 78½ feet long with a beam of 17 feet. Displacing 81 gross tons, shew draws 6 feet of water, carrying between 75 and 100 passengers.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Fæmund_II
http://www.femund.no/english.html
http://www.shipstamps.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10157&p=10576&hilit=mund+Fæmund#p10576