Deck-hand and then 3rd engineer
- Amundsen/Fram - first successful expedition to reach the South Pole
- 1910-11 Fram
Kristensen was trained for his position as third engineer during the
voyage as Amundsen felt that the continuous watches by the first and
second engineers while the motor was running was "... rather severe
duty ..." and so another engineer was required.
"Thorough deck-hand as he was, there might have been
reason to fear that he would repent of the transfer; but no, he quickly
became life and soul an engineer. This did not prevent our seeing him
on deck again many a time during the passage through the west wind belt,
when there was need of a good man during a gale."
Landmarks named after Thorvald
Description: A mountain, 3,460 m, standing on the W side of Nilsen
Plateau 2 mi SE of Lindstrøm Peak, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Named
by US-ACAN in 1967 for H. Kristensen, an engineer on the ship Fram
of Amundsen's Norwegian expedition of 1910-12. This naming preserves
Amundsen's commemoration of "Mount H. Kristensen," a name applied in
1911 for an unidentifiable mountain in the general area.