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The Whaling catcher Southern Actor

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"Southern Actor" was built i 1950 for Sevilla Whaling Co. Ltd which was managed by Chr. Salvesen & Co., Scotland. The funnel still carries Salvesens colours. The whale catcher was brought to Sandefjord in 1989 and has undergone extensive restoration with former whalers having made an active contribution. It is fully operative with its original steam engine intact. Southern Actor is the only whale catcher from the Modern Whaling Epoch still found in original working order.

Southern Actor is closed 17th-20th of July and August 30th due. tours.

Admission is free.

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Hours

6/28/2014 - 6/29/2014
Sat - Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
7/1/2014 - 7/31/2014
Mon - Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
Sat - Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Whaling catcher Southern Actor

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"Southern Actor" was built i 1950 for Sevilla Whaling Co. Ltd which was managed by Chr. Salvesen & Co., Scotland. The funnel still carries Salvesens...

The Whaling catcher Southern Actor

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Sandefjord

Sandefjord boasts miles of coastline, as well as a rich historical heritage. Vikings have left their mark here, as has the whaling industry.

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Sandefjord offers a wide variety of cuisines for memorable meals to reasonable prices. Among the several renowed chefs is Winner of Bocuse d'Or 2009.

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Located 120 kilometers south of Oslo, Sandefjord is a modern seaside town. Here you will find Torp Airport, one of the busiest airports in Norway.

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Shopping enthusiasts can look forward to an easy-to-navigate town center with short walking distances.

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