HRR16 LYNGEN


 

Lyngen

 

Built by Trondhjems M/V, Trondheim, for Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab, delivered in November 1931. Shipyard number, 199.

 

489 gross, 272 nett, 171 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 161.3 feet, beam 26.1 feet, depth 16.7 feet. 68 nom. HP, 618 IHP TMV trple expansion engine, 12 knots.

 

Designed for Troms Fylkes’s longer local routes, from June 1934 also operated Svalbard cruises in summer.

 

In autumn 1939 chartered to Royal Norwegian Navy, used as submarine mother ship in Ofotfjorden, seized by German navy in Harstad in June 1940.

 

On Hurtigrute between August and November 1945, initially operating connecting service between Tromsø and Kirkenes, again in December 1947, and from February 1948 to March 1949 while Lofoten was being refitted.

 

Sold in 1966 to Alfred Jensen Partrederi, Harstad, renamed Alfred Jensen and rebuilt at Bodø Skipsværft as fishing vessel. 474 gross tonnes, 1,200 BHP Munktel diesel. In 1973 acquired by Ottar Jensen Parterderi of Senja, resold to Alfred Jensen Partrederi in 1982. Laid up in Harstad in 1984, scuttled off Harstad on 2 July 1987.