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Cdr. Guðmundur H. H. Kjærnested
Born (1923-06-29)June 29, 1923
Died September 2, 2005(2005-09-02) (aged 82)
Place of birth Hafnarfjörður, Kingdom of Iceland
Place of death Reykjavík, Republic of Iceland
Allegiance  Iceland
Service/branch Flag of Iceland (state).svg Icelandic Coast Guard
Years of service 1940–1984
Rank Generic-Navy-O6.svg Commander
Commands held ICGV Týr
ICGV Ægir
Battles/wars First Cod War
Second Cod War
Third Cod War
Awards Ribbon of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon, ribbon Cross of Grand Knight of the Order of the Falcon (Iceland)
Order of the Dannebrog ribbon. Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark)
Ribbon of a Knight of the Order of St. Olav Knight of the Order of St. Olav (Norway)
This article is about the Icelandic commander. For the American co-founder of a shipping company, see TransAtlantic Lines.

Cdr. Guðmundur Kjærnested was born Guðmundur Hjaltason Halldórsson Kjærnested in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland on 29 June 1923. Cdr. Kjærnested was a commander in the Icelandic Coast Guard and took part in all three Anglo-Icelandic Cod Wars; he is most famous for being the commander of ICGV Týr and for his achievements while protecting disputed changes to Icelandic territorial waters from the Royal Navy and British trawlers during the Cod Wars. Guðmundur died on 2 September 2005. He is regarded as a national hero and a true patriot in Iceland.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Icelandic Presidency Website, Guðmundur Kjærnested

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