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Christian Radich


Evening tasks on Christian Radich,  Oslo,  September 2016

Christian Radich, a full-rigged ship based in Oslo,  celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.


It was built by Framnæs Mechanics Yard in 1937 and acted as a training ship for the Norwegian merchant navy for many years: the dormitories had capacity for 80-90 students.  Plus, there was a large galley for cookery lessons, facilities for carpentry training, and there used to be a machine shop for the training of engineers.

It is now used for paid trips for sailing trainees, and it participates in a number of races and sail events.  It will take part in the Tall Ships Regatta 2017, running from Greenwich, London, to Sines on Portugal’s Algarve in April.

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 20 February 2017

Part of Traces of the Past

10 replies »

  1. I’ve seen this beauty up close twice, Debs (once in Hartlepool! 🙂 ) 80 years young- how fabulous! I hope I look that good. 🙂 I’ll have to check dates. I’m in the Algarve in early April.


  2. What an idea to have a “school” at a ship! Impressive shot, Debbie!
    Can’t remember if I did remind you or not, but hope you can join ALL SEASONS for its firs year anniversary this week (meaning, you link up before Wednesday evening 7pm, USA time). Don’t have to look for a “fitting” shot, all of yours are excellent:):)
    Hope to see you there!

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    • I did forget! I usually think about it Sunday morning, but of course you’re still fast asleep over there!!
      I would have hated to miss the anniversary – congratulations Jesh. It has gone well and you have a lot of happy participants now 🙂


    • Yes, I did feel compelled to leave a little bit of warm colour in one of them, but they are striking in monochrome. Black and white definitely creates more drama, rather than prettiness 🙂


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