Go to content Go to navigation
Map
Stavern

Fredriksvern Shipyard

Read more: Fredriksvern Verft Fredriksvern Shipyard Photo: Fredriksvern Verfts Venner Fredriksvern Shipyard Photo: Fredriksvern Verfts Venner
Read more: Fredriksvern Verft
Fredriksvern Shipyard Photo: Fredriksvern Verfts Venner
Fredriksvern Shipyard Photo: Fredriksvern Verfts Venner

Contact information

Description

Fredriksvern is Norway's first main naval base, built in Stavern from 1750 onwards. The original name was Fredriksvern Verft, named after king Frederik V. who reigned at that time. 

Fredriksvern has played an important part in the development of Stavern as well as in Norwegian maritime history during the years, and the place has probably been a harbour since ancient times.

During the winter of 1748-49 king Frederik V. of Denmark-Norway ordered construction of a shipyard and a drydock in Norway, and in 1750 the first Norwegian naval base was constructed.

The naval station had strong fortification, moats and many buildings. Outside the moats Norway's first garrrison church was built. This rococo mastepiece was completed in 1756.

The commanding officer's lodge from 1751, the guardroom, two forges, the smith's house, a magazine, two provisional storehouses, the barge shed, the galley sheds and the gunpowder house are all still erect at the former naval base, and many tourists travel to Stavern each and every year to see these buildings.

Fredriksvern became the main base for the Royal Norwegian Navy when Norway and Denmark split in 1814. and continued to be an important naval base and remained active as an air force academy until 2002.

There are several arts galleries and small museums here and the area is filled with exciting activities all year round.

Categories

  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Fredriksvern Shipyard

Fredriksvern Shipyard

Fredriksvern is Norway's first main naval base, built in Stavern from 1750 onwards. The original name was Fredriksvern Verft, named after king...

Fredriksvern Shipyard

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

The mountain and forest tour

Experience the national parks of Jotunheimen and Hardangervidda and the old mining town Røros, among other things.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter