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Garðar BA 64 by Sherry Icardi

September 2023 - Garðar BA 64

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What's unique about the Gardar BA 64 Shipwreck is that it technically isn't a shipwreck. It just became too unsafe to use. The Gardar BA 64 sailed under different names for approximately 69 years. It withstood the trials of time and now serves as a Westfjords attraction. It started its life as a Whaling ship launched in same year as the Titanic sank. Finally retired in 1981.

In processing I realized it would be much better as a BNW so converted in Lightroom.

Taken with D750 and 24-120mm lens. On tripod
1/80 sec.
ISO 160

2 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Some additional History on the derelict called Garðar BA 64
A Rusting Ruin in Iceland
Garðar BA 64 is the oldest steel ship that is slowly showing the signs of rusting and sits elegantly on the shoreline at Patreksfjörður, Westfjords. The launch of this beautiful steel ship dates back to 1912, which is the same year as to when the titanic sank and met the final fate. Garðar BA 64, originally known as Globe IV, was successfully completed in Norway, by a Norwegian shipyard. Back then, it was used in the Icelandic waters for whaling. This Norwegian whaling vessel was used to break through the ice, it had a powerful steam engine along with the traditional sails, which made it a hulking hybrid.

The ship was sold to a numerous countries but in the end, it was handed over to an Icelandic owner in 1950. The ship came to Iceland after World War II and in 1963 and was renamed to Garðar BA 64. Soon the whaling restrictions exaggerated, which made it extremely difficult to survive. It was finally in 1981, it was declared that Garðar BA 64 is unsafe for further operations and services. From then onwards, this beautiful ship is standing there at the Icelandic coastline, making a perfect sight of attraction for tourists.   Posted: 09/15/2023 13:06:49

Barbara McDonald   Barbara McDonald
What a wonderful picture. It looks as if it is coming right toward me. Very nice.   Posted: 09/24/2023 10:05:26


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