8mS YACHT REGISTER - DATA SHEET sH31:
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First name: "Trolljo III"
Other names: Ref: notes and references
Year laid down: 1919 (converted 1920)
Design: Johan Anker drawing date 27-09-1918
Builder: Anker & Jensen, Vollen, Asker yard no. 227
First owner: Gunnar Rabbe, Kristiania
Other sail no: 8 N17
Overall length: 13.81 m
Freeboard S(1917): 0.73 m
Sail area S(1917): 95.62 m2
Rating S(1917): 7.93
Freeboard R(1919): 0.76 m
Sail area R(1919): 91.31 m2
Rating R(1919): 7.94
Construction: Keel later modified ?
Summary, ownership & yacht name:
1919 - 1927 - Gunnar Rabbe, Kristiania “Trolljo III" sH31, 8N17
sold to Germany?
Notes and references:
KNS yacht register 1919 has listed sH31 “Sans Souci” , Anker & Jensen 1918, owner Chas W. Scappel, Kristiania (Oslo). KNS yacht register also have sH33 "Rocambole" listed with owner J.A.Jespersen; Kristiania. KNS yacht register 1920 has listed sH33 "Rocambole" ex "Sans Souci" with owner J.A.jespersen. KNS yacht register 1920 has not listed sH31. This indicates that J.A,Jespersen has aquired sH31 "Sans Souci" renamed her "Rocambole" and kept "Rocamboles" sail no sH33, whereabout sail no sH31 becomes vacant for future use.
8mS "Trolljo", ordered in 1919 by Gunnar Rabbe, Kristiania from Anker & Jensens verft in Vollen, Asker is the last of 5 yachts to be constructed in accordance with Johan Ankers drawing of 27-09-1918, the others are yard no 220, 221, 223, and 225.
In 1920 she is converted to the new R-rule of 1919, given racing sail no 8N17.
KNS record of races for 1920 has “Sildra” (8N2), “Verano II”(8N11) and “Trolljo III”(8N17) all listed as newbuildings marked *), ref. Seilas yachting magazine no. 34 of Oct. 20th 1920 pages 268 and 270. The record shows that “Trolljo III” only made one start in 1920, on August 22nd, which is the last listed KNS regatta that year. This late enter and that she is marked “new” indicates that she in addition to converted might have been modified whch also could have been the result of collision during spring 1920 tune up?
KNS yacht register 1921-22 has listed 8N17 “Trolljo III”, Anker & Jensen 1919.
KNS yacht register 1923-24 has listed sH31 ”Trolljo III”, Anker & Jensen 1919.
Lloyds Register of Yachts 1924 and 1927 have listed “Trolljo” constructed in 1919 with owner Gunnar Rabbe.
In KNS regatta June 5th and June 6th 1926, “Trolljo III”, owner Gunnar Rabbe, Oslo, is racing in the 8m(old) Class together with “Idyll III” and “Sif”, ref. Seilas yachting magazine no. 16, 1926, page 124. Winner both days “Idyll III” (i.e. Snarken) - ref. datasheet sH38,
"Sif" - datasheet sH32.
Seilas no 11, 1927, has on page 86, 8mS "Trolljo" with owner G. Rabbe with harbourplace at Dronningen, KNS, Oslo.