HR14 MIDNATSOL


 

Midnatsol

 

Built by Cantieri Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 9 November 1949. Shipyard number, 230. Cost, 9,660,000 kroner.

 

2,098 gross, 1.086 nett, 560 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 267.6 feet, beam 41.0 feet, depth 14.2/21.5 feet. 2,500 BHP, 8-cylinder 2T DM Fiat diesel, 15 knots.

 

Sold in September 1979 to Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab, renamed Midnatsol II in October 1982.

 

On Hurtigrute from 1949 to 1983. First sailing on 3 December 1949, last regular sailing on 4 December 1982.

 

Laid up in Bergen on 2 January 1983 following two Hurtigrute sailings as relief for Nordstjernen. Sold in February 1983 to Partrederi Drangsholt, Forsberg, Hoddevik & Kjendal, of Flekkefjord. Renamed Midnatsol Norge in June 1983, converted into hotel ship. Moored variously at Hankø. Kragerø, and Oslo. In July 1985 bought by KHR-Kysten Hotell og Restaurant A/S, of Oslo. On 1 February 1987 heeled over and sank alongside quay while at Sarpsborg M/V for refurbishment and rebuilding. Raised by Taklift 4 on 1 March 1987, and sold in May 1987 for breaking up in Belgium.