Pamir


Finland, flag

Verner Björkfelt


Verner Björkfelt (3)
Verner Björkfelt (Aland 1900 - Aland 1982) boarded twice on the Pamir as the Captain,


Verner Björkfelt and his crew 1949


first from 1937 to 1941 until the seizure by New Zealand from Finland ( ) (4).


Captains Ivar Hagerstrand (Passat) &
Verner Björkfelt (Pamir) - Port Victoria 1949
He took command again in 1949-1950 when restituted to Finland (). Along his career he first navigated aboard Aland islands coasters, then on the sail ships Thekla (), Else, Sviks, and Prompt (). In 1927, he joined the Erikson.company and served as officer aboard the Pommern. Throughout his carreer he passed 10 times the Cape Horn and commanded the following ships:

  • Thekla
  • Pommern
  • Lawhill
  • Killoran
  • Pamir
  • 1927 - 1929 (5)
    1929 - 1929 (5)
    1932 - 1933 (5)
    1933 - 1937 (5)
    1938 - 1949 (6)



    Verner Björkfelt 194x (8)


    Verner Björkfelt 1960 (6)



    Verner Björkfelt 02/12/1948 (9a)

    Verner Björkfelt 02/12/1948 (9b)

    Photos


    Verner Björkfelt, 1949, Wellington

    Verner Björkfelt, 1949 (Ref.)

    Verner Björkfelt (1)

    Verner Björkfelt and his crew 1949 © (2a)

    Verner Björkfelt 1949 © (2b)

    Verner Björkfelt and his crew 1949 © (2c)

    Verner Björkfelt and his crew 1949

    Cap. Ivar Hagerstrand (Passat) &
    Verner Björkfelt (Pamir) - Port Victoria 1949

    Verner Björkfelt and his crew (detail) 1949

    Verner Björkfelt on the Lawhill 1924 © (7)

    References

    (1) KulturNav (se)
    (1a) DigitaltMuseum

    (2) SAMM  (2a)  (2b)  (2c) 

    (3) Museovirasto

    (4) Trophy Ship

    (5) Verner Björkfelt

    (7) HLA

    (8) Maritime History

    (9) NZ National Library  (a)  (b) 

    The crews

    The Captains