HRR11 RYFYLKE


 

Ryfylke

 

Built as St. Croix by København Flydedok og Skibsverft, København, for Akties det Østasiatiske Kompagnie, delivered in March 1917. Shipyard number, 127. Cost, the equivalent of 11,000 pounds sterling.

 

1,113 gross, 657 nett tonnes. Registered length 220.4 feet, beam 32.7 feet, depth 17.3 feet. 166 nom. HP, 1,100 IHP Københaven Flydedok triple expansion engine, 13.5 knots.

 

Sold in 1921 to the United Baltic Corporation of London, renamed Baltriger. Sold in September 1931 to Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab, renamed Ryfylke.

 

Rebuilt, converted to oil-firing, 1,151 gross, 660 nett tonnes.

 

Employed by Stavangerske on Sandnes to Stavanger and Oslo express service.

 

Requisitioned by German authorities as accommodation ship from April to November 1940.

 

Chartered to Nordenfjeldske for Hurtigrute service in late 1940.

 

Torpedoed on Stadhavet on 5 February 1941 by British submarine HMS Sealion.