HR18 HÅKON JARL


 

Håkon Jarl

 

Built by Aalborg Verft, Aalborg, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 15 February 1952. Shipyard number, 93. Cost, 9,500,000 kroner.

 

2,173 gross, 1,101 nett, 674 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 265.1 feet, beam 40.1 feet, depth 23.6 feet. 3,040 BHP, two 1,520 BHP 8-cylinder Atlas Polar diesels linked to a single screw.

 

Sold in January 1981 to Ofotens Dampskibsselskab for 8,000,000 kroner.

 

On Hurtigrute from 1952 to 1983.

 

Sold in January1983 to T. Fekete, Tønsberg. Renamed Håkon Gamle. Sold in February 1983 to Per Bjørning, Peter Wesel & Co. Renamed Håkon Jarl. Refitted at cost of 2,500,000 kroner and used as a hotel and restaurant ship moored at Pipervika in Oslo city centre. Owners went bankrupt in 1988. Sold in 1990 to Akershus Strand of Oslo, and in 1991 to Preco of Oslo. Sold in November 1991 to Antwerpen-based company, renamed Christian V, moored in Bonaparte Dock in Antwerpen, used as hotel ship. After part rebuilt in 1997.