Hans Salvesen

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19. september 1922


21. juni 2013


Hans og Nelly Salvesen




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Lundevåg, pr. Farsund

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  • Deltok i 2. verdenskrig
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    Registernummer under krigen: London 4162 , NY 9002 og 91246.

    Den 2. mars 1942 inn på radio skole i London til august 1942.


    "Hans Salvesen passed away June 21, 2013, surrounded by his family who shared fond memories of vacations in their Pocono Mountain home. After suffering a broken heart, Hans went to meet his wife, Adeline, for their 68th wedding anniversary on June 25. They will be together forever and ever.

    Born in Farsund, Norway, to Harald and Nelly (Saveland) Salvesen, he became a cabin boy for his uncle, Captain Sigurd Salvesen. By the time he was 16, he had sailed around the world twice. At 17, he volunteered to be a radio operator for the Norwegian Merchant Service. He emigrated to America in 1945 and became a citizen in 1949.

    For six years during World War II, he was unable to return to his home in Norway. He returned to America to marry and raise a family in Brooklyn and Staten Island, N.Y. He and his wife moved to Elkton, Md., in 1998 to be close to his daughter, Carol King and her husband, William L. King Jr.

    Hans had known and was honored by the two previous kings of Norway for his excellence in providing services during World War II to the Atlantic Ocean Allied Forces.

    In Nov. 2011, King Harald of Norway invited Hans and his family to have lunch in Norway. For the first time, King Harald and the Norwegian government wanted to thank their "War Sailors" for the courageous efforts made during the war. Hans became a celebrity in Norway, appearing on live radio and television.

    In addition to his parents, Mr. Salvesen was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline C. Salvesen; and siblings, Arne Salvesen and Arnhild Salvesen.

    Survivors include his daughters, Carol L. King and her husband, Bill, Elkton, and Anita L. Salvesen, Port Charlotte, Fla.; grandsons, William L. King III and his wife, Stephanie, Swedesboro, N.J., Hans King and his wife, Ashley, Elkton, Leif King and his wife, Nikki, Rising Sun, Md., and Edward King and his wife, Nicole, Elkton; great grandchildren, William L. IV, Sophia, Alexis, Aiden and Ingrid King; and sisters, Hildur Hansen and Nelly Lunder, both of Norway."