Olaf Engvig is famous in many countries for saving and protecting historic ships:
- Sail steamship HANSTEEN, b.1866 of iron, soundings and survey of the Norwegian coast.
A detailed account of the restoration of HANSTEEN is included in Olaf Engvig's book, "Viking to Victorian: Exploring the Use of Iron in Ship Building".
- General cargo ship HESTMANDEN, b.1911 of steel, 178 feet, WWI and WW2 (Nortraship) steamer;
- Isles Class Anti-Submarine Steam Trawler BORGENES, b. 1942 as T276 CAILIFF, 164 feet, later trawler for fishing;
- Steam schooner VÆRDALEN,
b.1891 of iron, Norwegian lumber schooner.
You can learn more about the VAERDALEN's history, including Olaf Engvig's restoration of the her, in Engvig's latest book and this page:
The Ships that Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, Wapama and VAERDALEN
- Salvage tug OSCARSBORG, b.1874 of iron, coastal tugboat.
In addition to these ships, Olaf Engvig has
saved and restored the bow of the POL III, a patrol boat of the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1940.