cassiodor

Home | Über uns | Impressum | Datenschutzerklaerung | AGB 
home > Autographen > Schifffahrt

 

Kurt_Carlsen.jpg

Jahr: um 1950
Bemerkung:
ArtikelNr. 05673
Besucher 1.188

 

E-Mail

 
Kurt Carlsen, Kapitän Flying Enterprise. Autograph um 1950 auf AK

S-w-Druck auf Ansichtskarte à ca. 10x15cm, ungelaufen. Stark fleckig, randfalzig, schlechte Druckqualität, sonst gut. Recte sieht man ein Schiff mit eingedrucktem Namen „Isbrandtsen“ (was wohl die Reederei meint), oben die Buchstabenfolge „W2 ZXM/MM“.

Verso im Textteil der Karte ein eingedruckter Text: Ganz oben die obige Buchstabenfolge, darunter „S.S. ‚Flying Enterprise’ / XMTR HAT 19 – RCVR HQ 129 X / 3 Element Rotary Beam / QTH. N____ W_____ / OP. Captain Kurt Carlsen / Confirming OVR OSO ON ____ / UR. SIG RST. / COND. [dann gestempelt in roter Farbe:] S/S Flying Enterprise [darüber handschriftlich:] Kurt”.

Die Karte wurde offensichtlich vom Funkamateur Carlsen weitergegeben. Weshalb die Signatur nur den Vornamen zeigt, ist rätselhaft.

Über Carlsen schreibt wikipedia (Stand 12/2011):
„(Henrik) Kurt Carlsen (1914? - 7 October 1989) was a Danish-born sea-captain who became world-famous in January 1952 when he stayed on his sinking freighter, the Flying Enterprise, for 13 days. It eventually sank less than 60 kilometres (37 mi) from safe harbour at Falmouth, Cornwall in England, minutes after the Captain was forced to abandon ship. The endeavour was reported around the world, and Carlsen received a ticker-tape parade in New York City on January 17, 1952. A few months later Carlsen took command of the Flying Enterprise II, passing up lucrative offers from Hollywood. It is now believed that the Flying Enterprise was not hit once but twice by a Rogue Wave thereby eventually sinking the freighter. Carlsen became a seaman at age 14 and master of his first ship at 22, in the service of the Danish-American company American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines. He was an amateur radio operator with callsign W2ZXM. Carlsen, and his ordeal aboard the Flying Enterprise, is the subject of the book Simple Courage: a True Story of Peril on the Sea by Frank Delaney.“

 


(c) Ingo Hugger  2009 | livre@cassiodor.com | Artikel |  RSS