Buy Professor Krylov's Navy: Memoirs of a Naval Architect

The Russo-Norwegian Society (or Company) was an important post-war trade organization. Krylov dedicates two chapters of his

book to his work on the board of this company. He tells two amusing anecdotes: how he determined the way to improve ship speed by looking at its model and about a drunk mechanic.

The Register (Adelaide) writes in its May 21, 1923 issue, "Severoles have entered into a large transport contract with a concern, which presumably is the Russo-Norwegian Navigation Company, Limited, recently organized in London with the Bergenske Steamship Company and the Russian agency Arcos as principal participants. According to the .director of Severoles, this institution and its subsidiary companies last year exported over 100,000 stds. of sawn timber — that is, about 90 percent, of the anticipated volume."

The Russo-Norwegian Company was dissolved in 1928. On March 30, 1928, The London Gazette published the Company Act about it.

Other books on this topic:

Kaare Petersen. The Saga of Norwegian Shipping. Dreyer 1955

In July 1923, the Railway Mission’s work of transporting steam locomotives was completed. At that time, Arcos, Severoles, and Bergen Steamship Company agreed to establish the Russo-Norwegian Society, which was to acquire 12 steamers equipped to transport timber from Arkhangelsk to London in order to knock down freight rates, which increased from 45 shillings to 60 and to 65 shillings for a standard (165 cu ft.

London Gazette Russo Norwegian Company