Parents: Petra Neumann Knoph, Frederik Suhm Sverdrup
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Born: Oct 31, 1854
HNoMS Otto Sverdrup is a Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Otto Sverdrup, Arctic Explorer Otto Sverdrup (pronounced sver´droop ) was born on October 31, 1854 on farm named Hårstad near Bindal, Norway. He began his maritime career at the age of 17, working on ships owned by an uncle.
Otto Neumann Sverdrup is the author of «New Land», «New Land; Four Years in the Arctic Regions. Translated from the Norwegian Volume 2 – Primary Source Edition», «Nyt Land (1); Fire Aar I Arktiske Egne» and «In Nacht und Eis.
Bjørn Otto Sverdrup is Statoil’s Senior Vice President for Sustainability and member of the management committee in the Global Strategy and Business Development business area. Sverdrup has extensive leadership experience in Statoil.
Sverdrup, Otto (ô`tō svĕr`dro͝op), 1855–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer. A companion of Fridtjof Nansen on the voyage across Greenland in 1888 and on Nansen’s later (1893–96) polar expedition, Sverdrup was leader of an arctic expedition (1898–1902) that attempted to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound but failed because of ice in Kennedy …