Johan Ferdinand Aasberg

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Johan Ferdinand Aasberg

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Death: 1954 (95-96)
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Son of Johan Aasberg and Severine Ane Kerstine Jensdatter
Ex-partner of Vilhelmine Aasberg
Brother of Carl Peter Aasberg; Anna Cathrine Caroline Aasberg; Christiane Amalie Aasberg; Julius Andreas Aasberg; Julie Andrea Aasberg and 1 other

Occupation: Captain
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About Johan Ferdinand Aasberg

Cabinboy on customs launch. As midshipman on 2 year around the world voyage with one of Denmarks clipperships. Sailed as first mate 1883 to the West Indies. 27/09-1885 shipwrecked with the brig Mathilde of Tønsberg off the Jutland coast near Nørre Tårnby.

Promoted captain 1898 and sailed with DFDS ships Skålholt, Laura, Botnia and Island with permanent route to Iceland. In 1921 "Island" was pronounced royal yacht and sailed to Greenland with the Danish Royal Family. On this journey distress calls were recieved from the swedish steamer "Bele" which had stranded in Disco Bay. "Island" sailed to the rescue and all were saved before "Bele" finally sank. On board the "Bele" was artic explorer Knud Rasmussen bound for Greenland and the Arctic on the their 5th expedition.

Captain Aasberg was decorated by the Swedish king with Commodore cross of the Vasa order. He also held Knight and Commodore 2.grade of Dannebrog, and Commodore of the Icelandic Falcon order.

    
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