Roald Amundsen’s ship Maud, built in 1917
The Maud, named for Queen Maud of Norway, was a ship built for Roald Amundsen for his second expedition to the Arctic. Designed for his intended voyage through the Northeast Passage, the vessel was specially built at a shipyard in Asker, Norway on the Oslofjord.
The Maud was launched in June 1916 and christened by Roald Amundsen by crushing a chunk of ice against her bow:
It is not my intention to dishonour the glorious grape, but already now you shall get the taste of your real environment. For the ice you have been built, and in the ice you shall stay most of your life, and in the ice you shall solve your tasks. With the permission of our queen, I christen you: Maud.
The wreck of Maud near Cambridge Bay, (Victoria Island) in Canada’s north.