"Fram" ("Forward") is a
shipthat was used in expeditions in the Arcticand Antarcticregions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsenbetween 1893 and 1912. "Fram" was probably the strongest wooden ship ever built. It was designed by the Norwegian shipwright Colin Archerfor Fridtjof Nansen's 1893 Arctic expedition in which "Fram" was supposed to freeze into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the North Pole.
"Fram" is said to be the wooden ship to have sailed farthest north and farthest south. "Fram" is currently preserved in whole at the
Fram Museumin Oslo, Norway.
Nansen's ambition was to explore the Arctic farther north than anyone else. To do that, he would have to deal with a problem that many sailing in the polar ocean had encountered before him: the freezing ice would press and crush a ship. Nansen's idea was to build a ship that could survive the pressure, not by pure strength, but because it would be in a shape designed to let the ice push the ship up, so it would "float" on top of the ice.
Nansen commissioned the shipwright
Colin Archerfrom Larvikto construct a vessel with these characteristics. "Fram" was built with an outer layer of greenheart wood to withstand the ice and almost without a keelto handle the shallow waters Nansen expected to encounter. The rudderand propellerwere designed to be retracted into the ship. The ship was also carefully insulated to allow the crew to live onboard for up to five years.
Fram was used in several expeditions:
Through the Arctic ice sheet
Due to shipwreckage, most notable from the USS "Jeannette" as well as driftwood findings in the regions of
Svalbardand Greenland, Nansen speculated as to whether there was an ocean currentflowing beneath the ice sheet from east to west, bringing driftwood from the Siberiaregion to Svalbard and further west. When Nansen had "Fram" built, he could explore this.
Nansen undertook the expedition that came to last for three years. When Nansen understood that Fram would not pass the North Pole directly by the force of the current, he and
Hjalmar Johansenset out to reach the pole by ski. Reaching 86° 14' northern latitude, he had to turn back to spend the winter at Franz Joseph Land. Nansen and Johansen survived on walrusand polar bearmeat and blubber. Finally meeting a British expedition, they managed to reach Norwayonly days before the Fram arrived there. The Fram had spent nearly three years beset in the ice. [Apsley Cherry-Garrard, "The Worst Journey in the World", Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1922, p. xxii]
verdrup's scientific explorations
Otto Sverdrupled a scientific expedition to the Canadian Arctic islands. "Fram" was slightly modified for this journey, its freeboardbeing increased.
"Fram" left harbour
June 24, 1898, with 17 men onboard. Their aim was to chart the land of the Arctic Islands, and to sample the geology, flora and fauna.
Amundsen's South Pole expedition
"Fram" was used by
Roald Amundsenin his polar expedition from 1910 to 1912.
Preservation of Fram
The ship was left to decay in storage between 1912 and the late 1920s, when
Lars Christensen, Otto Sverdrup and Oscar Wistinginitiated efforts to preserve her. In 1935 the ship was installed in the Fram Museumwhere it now stands.
Named after "Fram"
Framheim, (Literally "Home of the Fram") Amundsen's Base at the Bay of Whalesin Antarcticaduring his quest for the South Pole.
Fram Rupes, an escarpmenton Mercury
Fram crater, a small crater on Mars, visited by the Mars Exploration Rover "Opportunity" in 2004
Fram Basin, the deepest point in the Arctic Ocean
Fram Strait, a passage from the Arctic Ocean to the Greenland Seaand Norwegian Sea, between Greenlandand Spitsbergen.
Fram, ursul polar, ("Fram, the Polar Bear"), a Romanian children's book by Cezar Petrescu.
* Fram, a song by British post-rock band
* FRAM CQ, Southern California soccer club
*Fram, a moody Glaswegian indie rock band [http://www.fram.org.uk]
* "Fram", a play by
Tony Harrison, premièred at the National Theatre London, 2008
Other ships named Fram
* A ship built in 1958 and named after
Axel Enströmwas later renamed "Fram". [ [http://www.poosu.net/3fram.html poosu.net on the Finnish "Fram"] ]
* Harald V, the King of Norway has had a number of sailboats for
regattause named "Fram". He became world champion in sailing with "Fram X" in 1987 and is currently racing in "Fram XVI" (2006).
* The Norwegian passenger and freight line
Hurtigrutenoperates a ship called MS "Fram".
* [http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/antarctic_ships/fram.htm Antarctic exploration ship Fram]
* [http://www.fram.museum.no/en/ The Fram Museum website (English version)]
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