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