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Photographer:Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen [View profile]Title:ToernAdded:May 05, 2007
Location:Sandefjord, Norway
Photo Category: Storm Pics
Toern in really heavy weather This is a shot of a photograph my late grandfather owned. Its not his shot, i think it was a gift, as he worked in the Thor Dahl- company. Most violent storm-shot i ever have seen.
I repeat: Kick it out if you want.
Best regards tomas sandefjord Norway
Her history, lifted from the excelent site:
Searched the net today and found a site with more info on her.
Have a look if you like!
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Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Oct 25, 2010 14:38 (7 years ago)
Hello Kaptein, here you are.
Capt. Hilmar Snorrason on Aug 21, 2010 00:56 (7 years ago)
Any knowledge which vessel this is? Great photo showing the old days vessels way of facing the strong waves.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on May 09, 2007 18:04 (11 years ago)
Yep, the sea can scare the #OOPS# out of the toughest of men and woman. The biggest waves i have encounterd was 13-15 meters on the norwegian coast. At least thats what they said on the radio. It was infernal, and we lost some deck-cargo. Never been so afraid in my life, yet it was incredibly exiting!
43 degrees! Thats sick!
I can only imagine what the guys on toern was thinking when they saw this wave came crashing in.
Arne Jürgens on May 09, 2007 17:55 (11 years ago)

I know this situation very well, when I was on a german torpedoboat / class 143 in 1994. We were hidden by a hurrican, when we were crossing the Bay of Biscay in April that year. A lot of equipment of the boat was destroyed by that storm. 3/4 of the crewmembers were broken down and felt ill. I was saved by a rope on the "open bridge". The vessel coiled over 43 degrees!!!

Stephen Lee on May 02, 2007 13:48 (11 years ago)
Hi Tomas
REGARDS Stephen :pint:
Peter Thede on Apr 24, 2007 18:05 (11 years ago)
whouw what a great shot, top, regards peter
Peter Thede on Apr 24, 2007 18:03 (11 years ago)
whouw what a great shot, top, regards peter
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Apr 24, 2007 15:40 (11 years ago)
Thanx very much, apachio and tender. My grandfather worked on this one:
among others. About the shot, these small ships where extremly seaworthy. Still today, there are some of them left.
Tender on Apr 24, 2007 14:52 (11 years ago)
Hi Tomas.

Heavy seas,this is the real stuff,Great picture.

Regards Tender.
apachio on Apr 23, 2007 20:06 (11 years ago)
perfect view !

brgds :-D :-D
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Apr 22, 2007 22:52 (11 years ago)
Ja, det bildet er bare helt vanvittig. Farfaren min fikk det i gamle dager når han jobba for Thor Dahl.
Jeg skal ut å jobbe for maersk contractors på maersk innovator eller inspirer, og GLEDER meg til uværet!
Hilsen Tomas, Sandefjord
Able Seaman on Apr 22, 2007 22:29 (11 years ago)
hehe ;) big waves for a small ship :) but where is the ship :) We have something to look forward to, next winter season ;)

A/b Bjørn
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Apr 20, 2007 21:26 (11 years ago)
Thanx man, yes, i have encountered such weather once, when i sailed on this one, when her name was tore hund:
Tore Hund
We had 12-15 meters of pounding waves on the norwegian coast.
Will never forget it! But man... This tiny ship, even smaller than the tore hund. When my grandfather still lived, i could not get enough stories about life on the small whalers...
Memories, hehe!
Neil Garrick on Apr 20, 2007 21:13 (11 years ago)
Very good shot whoever took it. Looks like a very big wave.
Michael Brakhage on Apr 20, 2007 19:07 (11 years ago)
Hi Tomas,
what a pic. Heavy seas - horrible wave.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Apr 20, 2007 18:41 (11 years ago)
Yeah, insane wave! Not sure about this shot as it aint mine. It is a photography of a photo. But. I figured i could upload it. Dont mind if its taken down. Have a nice weekend man!
Tomas sandefjord Norway
2nd-mate on Apr 20, 2007 18:23 (11 years ago)
Hi Tomas,

WOW :-o , really great picture!


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