HR27 MIDNATSOL


 

Midnatsol

 

Built by Ulstein M/V, Ulsteinvik, Hatlø, for Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 26 November 1982. Shipyard number, 176. Cost, 150,000,000 kroner.

 

4,131 gross, 2,116 nett, 1,301 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 357.0 feet, beam 54.5 feet, depth 21.0 feet. 6,400 BHP, two 3,200 BHP 16-cylinder 4T Bergen Diesel KVM-16 diesels, 17.5 knots. Two 400 BHP Ulstein 90 TV bow thrusts.

 

First Hurtigrute sailing on 5 December 1982. 

 

Rebuilt at Motorenwerk, Bremen, late 1987/early 1988, to provide greater cabin capacity, at a cost of 40,000,000 kroner. 6,167 gross tonnes. Returned to service on 14 March 1988. Further refit (lounges and cafeteria) in October 1995.

 

Renamed Midnatsol II on 13 January 2003, returned to Bergen on 15 April 2003 on Hurtigrute and departed for Fiskarstrand the following day to be laid up. Advertised for sale. Sent to Fosen M/V on 7 April 2005 for refit, renamed Lyngen, returned to Hurtigrute service. Became part of Hurtigruten Group (now Hurtigruten ASA) fleet in March 2006.

 

On Hurtigrute from 1982 to 2003, and again from 2005.