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Oslo, 1st.ed., 1976. 270 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, ship profiles, etc. D.j., 25 x 18cm. FINE. Signed Presentation Copy from the author to the late Alan W. H. Pearsall (1925-2006, Custodian of Manuscripts at the National Maritime Museum). A history of the Norwegian South-America Line (Norwegian text) from 1913 to 1973 but with its roots extending back to 1835 and the days of sail. ‘SAL’ as it is known in Norway, established a fine fleet of cargo ships from the building of the SAN JOSE at Newcastle in 1914. Strong ties were made with Buenos Aires and regular sailings were made from ports in Norway, Denmark and Finland to ports in Brazil and in the River Plate. The company also had ties with Fred Olsen and survived the German occupation of Norway although the Germans seized many of their ships. After freedom came in 1945, SAL began to reconstruct its fleet and once again established trade with South America bringing home fruit, coffee and other cargoes to Scandinavia. HISTORY OF THE NORWEGIAN SOUTH-AMERICA LINE 1913-1973. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY.

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