The Special Events Committee has pleasure in inviting you to an interesting exhibition about engineer and boat designer Jan Herman Linge at the Norwegian Maritime Museum at Bygdøy. This exhibition features the thrilling life of Jan Herman Linge.
Born in 1922, the son of First World War hero Martin Linge, Jan Herman joined the resistance movement in 1940 at the age of 18. At the same time, he built his first boat named ‘Vi to’ (the two of us).
After the war, he studied ship design and naval construction in England and the USA. Through his sailing career and work as a boat constructor, he came in close contact with the active sailors of the Royal Family. He also took part in and worked on constructing a new motor torpedo boat. A sociable man, he always treated everyone as peers, connecting easily with both ‘high and low’. He truly enjoyed his work and never really retired – he kept producing ideas, sketches, and drawings of new boat models into retirement age. He passed away in 2007, but his constructions and designs, his ideas and humanistic project live on.
The exhibition features many of Jan Herman Linge’s sailing and motor boats, as well as information about them, and allow us to get a good impression of his long and active life.
Refreshments are available for those who would like to visit the museum’s café.