Ole Aanderud Larsen

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Ole Aanderud Larsen (December 18, 1884 – October 6, 1964) was a ship designer and businessman from Norway.

Larsen was born in Tønsberg and died in Sandefjord, in the county of Vestfold. Larsen is best known for designing the Endurance, the three-masted barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914. [1][2]

Larsen was the first chairman and one of the founders of Jotun Group Private Ltd., a company started by Odd Gleditsch to sell specialized paints and coatings to the shipping industry.[3][4] Jotun has since expanded worldwide and now sells a diverse range of paints and coatings for all kind of industries.[5]


  1. ^ "Endurance - Ships of the Polar Explorers". coolantarctica.com. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ "1913 Ds/Bark Polaris (Endurance)". skipshistorie.net. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jotun A/S". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Odd Gleditsch". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jotun Kemiske Fabriker A/S". Jotun. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 

Related reading[edit]

  • Lansing, Alfred. (1999) 2nd ed. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Carroll & Graf Publishers) ISBN 0-7867-0621-X