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Large barks were commonly used for shipping in the latter part of the 18th century. This photograph shows GITANA OF LIVERPOOL stranded at Agger, Denmark in December 1883 and salvaged by SVITZER’s FRE DERIKSHAVN in April the following year. FREDERIKSHAVN was built in 1876. ALBERT EHRENSVÄRD OF GOTHENBURG stranded at Christiania Fjord in Norway on 22 nd June 1891. At the end of the 19th century SVITZER carried out several salvage operations in Norwegian waters and in 1903 decided to station a vessel, ØRESUND, built in 1865, in Christianssund. S V I T Z E R – S A F E T Y A N D S U P P O R T AT S E A 23


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