Royal yacht Norge
By Hinkkanen @ 2007-03-11 07:02:47
The Royal Yacht Norge was the Norwegian people's gift to King Haakon VII in 1947. Norge is owned by the King but maintained and manned by the Royal Norwegian Navy. She was originally the British motor yacht Philante, built in 1937 by Camper & Nicolson in Southampton for Sir Thomas Sopwith and used for Atlantic duty as a convoy escort vessel during World War II.