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1936 ��������� 1987 The Gowart-Olsen period (Brødrene Olsen AS)

1936
The company is founded at October 24th.

1937
August 5, “Kongsgaard” of 15,000 dwt is delivered by Kockums in Malmø (Sweden). At delivery, she is the second largest ship in Stavanger.

1938
December 21, “Henrik Ibsen” of 7,650 dwt is purchased. The ship is Stavanger’s largest dry cargo ship.


1939
October, tanker of 16,000 dwt (“Kongsstein” 1942) is contracted at Kockums with delivery set for August 1941.

1940
April 9, Norway is invaded by Germany.

1941
June 19, “Kongsgaard” is torpedoed; the ship is repaired.

1942
February 14, “Kongsgaard” is torpedoed. 38 people are killed. Worst attack related to Stavanger ships during World War II.

1945
September 9, “Kongsstein” is delivered, the first ship in Norway with her own dental office.

1947
October 25, the T2-tanker “Atlantic Africa” of 16 379 dwt is purchased.

1949
April 23, the tanker “Kongsgaard” of 16 080 dwt is delivered. The ship has a Finnish sauna and her own dental office.

1951
April, “Atlantic Africa” is renamed as “Kongsholm”.

1952
February 27, tanker “Kongstank” of 16,210 dwt is delivered from Rosenberg.
December, “Henrik Ibsen” sold and delivered for recycling.

1954
November 18, “Kongsbru” delivered from T.M.V in Trondheim.

1955
January 18, “Kongsstein” 1945 is sold and delivered to Finland.
June 21, tanker “Kongsstein” is delivered from Kockums.

1956
January, Rosenberg contract (”Kongsgaard” 1961) concludes on a 10 year time charter.

1958
November 6, Motor tanker “Kongsgaard” is sold and delivered.

1959
February 5, Rosenberg delivers M/T “Kongsvang” of 32 910 dwt.
The ship is equipped with the world’s largest ship engine.
May 21, tanker “Kongstank” is sold and delivered,

1961
September 1, the company a buys three-fifths share in “Kongsholm” of 5,900 dwt, built in 1957.
September 15, tanker “Kongsgaard” of 32,950 dwt is delivered from Rosenberg.

1963 
October 6, “Kongsholm” is sold and delivered.
November 5, “Kongsbru” is sold and delivered.

1966
September 27, “Kongsholm” of 55,700 dwt is delivered from Matsui. The ship is fixed on a 20-year charter to Petrofina.

1968
June 4, tanker “Kongsstein” is sold and delivered.

1971
June 24, line ship “Thermopylæ” 1949 ia purchased from Wilh. Wilhelmsen in Tønsberg, and given the name ”Kongsborg”.
September 9, line ship “Ørnefjell” 1955 is purchased from Olsen & Uglestad in Oslo, and given the name “Kongsfjell”.

1972
August 18, line ship “Kongsborg” is sold and delivered.
October 10, OBO ”Kongshav” of 102,000 dwt is delivered from Öresundsvarvet in Landskrona.
October 17, shipowner Alf Gowart-Olsen dies.

1973
May 26, the tanker “Kongsholm” is sold and delivered.
February, line ship “Kongsfjell” is sold and delivered.
December 11, company contracts two drilling rigs at CFEM in France for delivery in October 1975 and
February 1976.

1974
February 26, tanker “Kongsvang” is sold and delivered.

1976
January 26, the tanker ”Penelope of York” of 85,599 dwt is taken over in a 10 year charter from Japanese Sanko.
February 1, the drilling rig “Henrik Ibsen” 10 250 grt is delivered from CFEM.
June 23, the tanker ”Sanko Prestige” of 85,599 dwt is taken over in a 10 year charter from Japanese Sanko.
July 5, the drilling rig “Alexander L. Kielland” of 10 250 grt is delivered from CFEM.

1977
February 28, tanker ”Kongsgaard” is sold and delivered.

1978
January 18, OBO ”Kongshav” is sold and delivered.
The company is without its own vessels for the first time since 1936.

1980
March 27, the accommodation rig “Alexander L. Kielland” is wrecked.

03 kongsstein 1942
"Kongsstein" delivered in 1945, thea first ship in Norway with her own dental office.
06 kongsgaard 1949
"Kongsgaard" (16,080 dwt) was delivered in 1949. The ship had a Finnish sauna and dental office.
07 kongstank 1952
"Kongstank" (16,210) dwt was delivered in 1952.
08 kongsbru 1954
"Kongsbru" delivered from T.M.V in Trondheim in 1954.
09 kongstein 1955
"Kongsstein" delivered in 1955.
11 kongsvang 1959
"Kongsvang" (32,910 dwt) was delivered in 1959. The ship was equipped with the world's largest ship engine.
14 kongsholm 1966
"Kongsholm" (55,700 dwt) was delivered in 1966. The ship was fixed on a 20-year charter to Petrofina.
17 kongshav 1972
"Kongshav" (102 000 dwt) was delivered in 1972.