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Laxevaags Engineering and Shipbuilding Co

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Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri of Bergen

Referred to as Laxebaags Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. [1]

1890 SS Britannia built by the yard in 1890 for P. G. Halvorsen of Bergen for the Bergen-Trondheim-Newcaste service. 1:48 model on display at Bergen Maritime Museum.

The SS Stord was built by Laxevaags as a combined passenger and cargo ship in 1913. It was badly damaged in an explosion in Bergen harbour in 1944, and during repairs after the war the steam engine was repaced by two diesel engines. It was later used as a hospital ship and renamed O. T. Moe. In the 1980s it was restored to operational condition as 'Stord I' with diesel engines. After a fire in 1987 it was restored to its 1931 condition, and is now based in Bergen. Information condensed from a display board by the ship in Bergen. A scale 1:48 model is on display at Bergen Maritime Museum.

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  1. The Engineer 1901/05/24