Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Fram"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Fram
Registered port:Bergen
Nation:NOR
Type of rigging:3-MAST-TOPPSEGELSCHONER
Year built:1892
Yard:Colin Archer Werft, Rekevik, NOR
Overall length:39.00 m
Length (hull):39.00 m
Breadth:11.00 m
Draught:4.70 m
Sail area:600 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:220 PS
Engine:Dreifach Expansions Motor

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 04 Oct 2015

  • "Fram" (her name means go ahead) was built in 1892 and designed for extreme navigation in icy waters; her timber sides are up to 80 cm thick.
  • Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen researched the Northern polar region in 1893-96.
  • 1898-1902 mapping of the Canadian arctic region by Norwegian Otto Sverdrup.
  • Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911 during his expedition 1910-12.
  • a special museum for the "Fram" was created in Oslo at peninsula Bygdoy.

Contact:

Website (norsk/English, 04 Oct 2015):
http://www.frammuseum.no/new
Fram: website of the museum with describtion of the different collections and exhibitions about polar research

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 254 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Ingrid Schmidt
"Maritime Oldtimer, Museumsschiffe aus 4 Jahrhunderten"
Edition Leipzig 1986
Page: 22, 51 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 284 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data