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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

The Whaling catcher Southern Actor

"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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Cycle or hike along the coast. Tee off at Sandefjord Golf, or take your family to new heights at Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park.

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Stay in style at the historic Hotel Kong Carl in Sandefjord center, or pitch your tent at one of many campsites along the coast.

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