Olaf Engvig, author, maritime historian, lecturer, coastal skipper, ship restorer and preserver.   The Ships that Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, Wapama and Vaerdalen The Ships that Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, Wapama and Vaerdalen

Olaf Engvig has just released an e-book that tells the story of the "Scandinavian Navy", (ships and/or seamen from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), and the two very different tales of the ships WAPAMA and VAERDALEN. Learn more on Engvig's publications page.

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Olaf Engvig is famous in many countries for saving and protecting historic ships: Steam Schooner Vaerdalen.

  • Sail steamship HANSTEEN, b.1866 of iron, soundings and survey of the Norwegian coast.

    A detailed account of the restoration of HANSTEEN is included in Olaf Engvig's newest book, "Viking to Victorian: Exploring the Use of Iron in Ship Building".


  • General cargo ship HESTMANDEN, b.1911 of steel, 178 feet, WWI and WW2 (Nortraship) steamer;


  • Isles Class Anti-Submarine Steam Trawler BORGENES, b. 1942 as T276 CAILIFF, 164 feet, later trawler for fishing;


  • Steam schooner VÆRDALEN, b.1891 of iron, Norwegian lumber schooner; and


  • Salvage tug OSCARSBORG, b.1874 of iron, coastal tugboat.


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