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Bergenske's coastal steamer Kong Carl of 1868.

If you happened on this website by chance, here are links to other parts of my massive digital work on the history of Norwegian coastal shipping services:

 

The history of the Bergen to Kirkenes Hurtigrute and associated coastal shipping services can be found on:

 

http://norwegiancoastalexpress.googlepages.com

 

The history of the Stavanger to Bergen Nattrute can be accessed on:

 

http://mmikebent.googlepages.com

 

This site also has three pages of annotated photo galleries, describing a voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, Svalbard, and the Arctic ice cap in 1975/5.

 

The history of the local public shipping services in the Bergen district is spread between several websites, on account of the length of the illustrated fleet lists. These sites are scheduled for publication in October 2007.

 

Text, sketches and photos are published on:

 

 

The fleet lists are as follows:

 

Sogn og Fjordane:

 

Nordhordland:

 

On Bergen's doorstep:

 

Midthordland, Hardanger and Sunnhordland: 

 

You can find out more about my historical novel, The Long Coast, on:

 

 http://mikebentnovels.googlepages.com

 

Much of the action takes place on ships on the Norwegian coast between 1927 and 1942.

 

 

 

And now for the contents of this website . . .

 

A NOTE ON DESIGN

 

VESSELS DESIGNED AND BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE HURTIGRUTE

 

 HR1 ERLING JARL

 HR2 ASTRÆA

 HR3 LYRA

 HR4 RICHARD WITH

 HR5 MIDNATSOL

 HR6 POLARLYS

 HR7 FINMARKEN

 HR8 DRONNING MAUD

 HR9 SANCT SVITHUN

 HR10 PRINSESSE RAGNHILD

 HR11 LOFOTEN

 HR12 NORDSTJERNEN

 HR13 ERLING JARL

 HR14 MIDNATSOL

 HR15 VESTERÅLEN

 HR16 SANCT SVITHUN

 HR17 NORDLYS

 HR18 HÅKON JARL

 HR19 POLARLYS

 HR20 NORDSTJERNEN

 HR21 FINNMARKEN

 HR22 RAGNVALD JARL

 HR23 HARALD JARL

 HR24 LOFOTEN

 HR25 KONG OLAV

 HR26 NORDNORGE

 HR27 MIDNATSOL

 HR28 NARVIK

 HR29 VESTERÅLEN

HR30 KONG HARALD

HR31 RICHARD WITH

HR32 NORDLYS

HR33 NORDKAPP

HR34 POLARLYS

HR35 NORDNORGE

HR36 FINNMARKEN

HR37 TROLLFJORD

HR38 MIDNATSOL

HR39 FRAM

 

VESSELS REGULARLY EMPLOYED ON THE HURTIGRUTE BUT DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR OTHER SERVICES

 

 HRT1 VESTERAALEN

 HRT2 SIRIUS

 HRT3 OLAF KYRRE

 HRT4 CAPELLA

 HRT5 JUPITER

 HRT6 KONG HALFDAN

 HRT7 ORION

 HRT8 HAAKON ADALSTEIN

 HRT9 HAAKON JARL

 HRT10 SIGURD JARL

 HRT11 KONG HAAKON

 HRT12 HERA

 HRT13 KONG HARALD

 HRT14 HAAKON VII

 HRT15 MIRA

 HRT16 IRMA

 HRT17 NORDNORGE

 HRT18 PRINS OLAV

 HRT19 SIGURD JARL

 HRT20 RAGNVALD JARL

 HRT21 SKJERSTAD

 HRT22 LYRA

 HRT23 TORDENSKJOLD

 HRT24 BARØY

 

 

RELIEF SHIPS AND CHARTERED SHIPS

 

 HRR1 LOFOTEN

 HRR2 ANDENÆS

 HRR3 RØST

 HRR4 NEPTUN

 HRR5 MØSKEN

 HRR6 KONG GUDRØD

 HRR7 MERCUR

 HRR8 BARØY

 HRR9 ARIADNE

 HRR10 NOVA

 HRR11 RYFYLKE

 HRR12 NORDNORGE

 HRR13 CHRISTIANIA

 HRR14 OTTAR JARL

 HRR15 DRONNINGEN

 HRR16 LYNGEN

 HRR17 OSLO

 HRR18 SORØY

 HRR19 ALTA

 HRR20 INGØY

 HRR21 SALTDAL

 HRR22 SALTEN

 HRR23 JUPITER

 HRR24 HADSEL

 HRR25 METEOR

 HRR26 KRONPRINSESSE MÄRTHA

 

 

PROJECTS WHICH NEVER LEFT THE DRAWING BOARD

 

 1922 PROJECTS

 HR 1922 PROJECT TURBINE

 HR 1922 PROJECT MOTORSHIP

 TURBINE TWO FUNNELS

 SVARTDALSBRE ONE

 SVARTDALSBRE TWO

 

 

 MID-1940s PROJECTS

 PROJECT 82

 PROJECT 86

 PROJECT 89

 PROJECT 94

 

 

 NORDLANDSKE PROJECTS

 NORDLANDSKE 1951 PROJECT

 NORDLANDSKE 1956 PROJECT

 

 

 1970s PROJECTS

 HURTIGRUTE COMPANIES 1975 PROJECT

 SAMFERDSELSDEPARTEMENT 1976 PROPOSAL

 VESTLANDSKE FARTYBYGGJARLAG 1977 PROPOSAL

 HURTIGRUTE COMPANIES 1978 PROPOSAL

 SAMFERDSELSDEPARTEMENT 1978 PROPOSAL