Stjernen I

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Stjernen I 1923 Frognerkilen no. 2.jpg
Stjernen I in Frognerkilen in 1923
History
Royal Standard of NorwayNorway
Name: Stjernen
Namesake: Stjernen (II)
Owner: King of Norway
Builder: Akers Mekaniske Verksted
Launched: 1899
Acquired: 1899
In service: 1899-1940
Status: Restored and operational
Nazi Germany
Name: Unknown
In service: 1940-1945
General characteristics
Displacement: 11 tons[clarification needed]
Length: 17 metres (56 ft)
Beam: 3 metres (9.8 ft)
Propulsion: steam engine

Kongesjaluppen (KSJ) Stjernen I (The Star I) is a boat formerly used by the King of Norway for short sea transport on official occasions. She was built by Akers Mekaniske Verksted in Oslo as build number 189 in 1899. Stjernen I was in royal service from 1899 until the German invasion of Norway in 1940. In German service for the duration of the war, she had been totally gutted and was eventually sold.[citation needed]

Stjernen I was rediscovered by enthusiasts[who?] and restored during the 1990s and early 2000s. She was relaunched in 2001 and is currently owned by the foundation created for her preservation.[citation needed] She has since been used by the King on a few official occasions.[citation needed]

Stjernen I (to the right) in Frognerkilen in 1923.

The Royal Court acquired Stjernen II in 1945, which is still in regular use.[citation needed]

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