HRR10 NOVA


 

Nova

 

Built by Ateliers et Chantiers de la Seine Maritine, Worms & Cie. of Le Trait, France, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in July 1925. Shipyard number, 32.

 

1,382 gross, 810 nett, 1,459 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 231.4 feet, overall length 246.4 feet, beam 34.2 feet, depth 21.8 feet. 189 nom. HP, Worms & Cie. triple expansion engine, 10.5 knots.

 

Prior to the Second World War employed on Bergenske’s Bergen to Torshavn and Reykjavik service, and after 1945 on the company’s Bergen to Rotterdam and Antwerpen services.

 

Extra ship on Hurtigrute during the winter of 1939/40.

 

Escaped to Britain in June 1940 and joined Nortraship fleet. Returned to Norway in spring 1945.

 

Stranded off Jæren between Obrestad and Vig on 19 December 1949, en route from Antwerpen to Stavanger declared total constructive loss, and in April 1950 was sold for breaking up in situ.