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H. Kristensen - Biographical notes

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Deck-hand and then 3rd engineer - Amundsen/Fram - first successful expedition to reach the South Pole - 1910-12 Fram

H. 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 Nilsen

Feature Name: Mount Kristensen
Type: summit
Elevation: 3460
Latitude: 86°20S
Longitude: 159°40W
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.

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