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The Norwegian Polar ship, Maud returns to Norway via our office


Maud was launched in June 1916. In the winter of 1926, she was frozen into the ice at Cambridge Bay, where she sank in 1930.

In 2011 an Asker-based company, Tandberg Eiendom AS, in the project Maud Returns Home announced a plan to return Maud to Norway. They built a museum in Vollen to house her, near where she was built and had purchased a barge to move her.

Maud's journey home

In August 2017, Maud began her journey back to Norway; she was towed through the Northwest Passage. In September 2017 she arrived in Greenland to stay for the winter.

Maud arrived in Bergen on 6 August 2018, finally returning to Norway, nearly a century after her departure with Amundsen. She is now being towed along the Norwegian coast, stopping at different places for the Norwegians to see her. On Friday, last week she called at Horten – just in front of our office.

With Horten’s proud maritime history – from the Norwegian Navy’s shipyard to maritime engineer companies, the interest for seeing Maud was high in Horten.