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Captain’s Log: Ship Repairs on a Smaller Scale

On a quiet day in Kristiansand we decided to replace some broken bulbs in the display cabinet of some of the antiques that we have on board.

I took the opportunity to make some quick repairs on the ship model in the case. Over the years the anchor had dropped off as well as the rudder had become “unhinged”. The ship model is a so-called “church model.” This type of model was donated to the church to thank god upon safe return and to ask for the same on the next voyage.

Please note the hook with which it is suspended from the ceiling.

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This photo is from a church in Alesund, Norway, where you can see a church model still suspended.

This photo is from a church in Alesund, Norway, where you can see a church model still suspended.

Also in the case are some 18th century flintlock dueling pistols. The chief housekeeper Tetet Prihatnoko and myself couldn’t resist the opportunity to pace of ten paces each…

In the background is Lampoonist Nandang Rahman getting the lights fixed.

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Werner Timmers is Ryndam’s captain.

1 Comment
  • Iain

    Having completed five cruises all on dufferent ships and with different companies, the Master of the “Ryndam” on which we cruised out of Barcelona in October 2012 stood out. Capt Werner Timmers was the best for informing passengers of places of interest to be seen on passage along with operational information, this information was much appreciated.
    Thank you for a most enjoyable cruise on “Ryndam”

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