Ole Aanderud Larsen
Engineer, Ship Designer
1884 – 1964
Who was Ole Aanderud Larsen?
He was born in Tønsberg, and died in Sandefjord, in the county of Vestfold.
Larsen is best known for designing the Endurance, the three-masted barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914. He was the first chairman and one of the founders of Jotun Group Private Ltd., a company started in Sandefjord to sell specialized paints and coatings to the shipping industry that has expanded worldwide and now sells a diverse range of paints and coatings for all kind of industries.
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