Ole Aanderud Larsen

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

He 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.

He 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.[1][2] Jotun has since expanded worldwide and now sells a diverse range of paints and coatings for all kind of industries.[3]


  1. ^ "Jotun A/S". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Odd Gleditsch". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jotun Kemiske Fabriker A/S". Jotun. Retrieved January 1, 2017.