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Syvertsen.pngSøren Marentius Syvertsen (?? - 1923)

Syvertsen was the machinist on Roald Amundsen's Maud expedition in 1923, but he died the first year.

Søren Marentius Syvertsen started in the navy in 1904 as a constable and advanced to become a machinist in the submarine corps. He was hired at the beginning of May 1923 as machinist when the Maud was to leave Seattle on the last voyage 1923-25. Amundsen described him as "an excellent man ". Unfortunately he died in July of what Wisting thought was inflammation of the brain . His body was committed to the sea.

"Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.  Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it"

Roald Amundsen

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