Erling Jarl


Built by Cantieri Reuniti de Ancona, Ancona, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 15 August 1949. Shipyard number, 229. Cost, 9,660,000 kroner.


2,098 gross, 1,086 nett, 500 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 268.8 feet, beam 41.0 feet, depth 14.2/21.5 feet. 2,500 BHP 8-cylinder 2T EV Fiat diesel, 15 knots. After part of vessel rebuilt between January and March 1958 following major fire.


On Hurtigrute from 1949 to 1980. First sailing on 5 September 1949.


Stranded on Brattholmen in Ytre Steinsundet during snowstorm on 13 March 1980, refloated, towed to Bergens M/V for inspection, condemned.  Used as hotel ship in Trondheim for summer 1980. Sold in early 1981 for 1,500,000 kroner to K/S Oslo Carriers, towed to Mandal in April 1981 and laid up. Sold in January 1982 for 1,000,000 kroner to Parley Augustsson Management, of Høvik. Renamed Balder Earl. Laid up at Grimstad. In 1984 acquired by Balder Management of Sandvika. Sold for breaking up in Belgium in January 1985.