HRR18 SORØY


 

Sørøy

 

Built by Trosvik Verksted, Brevik, for Finnmark Fylkesrederi og Ruteselskap, delivered in September 1949. Shipyard number, 63.

 

686 gross, 360 nett, 588 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 167.0 feet, beam 27.9 feet, depth 17.9 feet. 690 BHP, 850 IHP, 5-cylinder Atlas Polar diesel, 12 knots.

 

Chartered by Bergenske and Nordenfjeldske as Hurtigrute relief ship in early 1950s, and by Stavangerske in early 1960s following loss of Sanct Svithun. Otherwise employed on Mosjøen to Honningsvåg service, local routes in Finnmark, and Svalbard cruises.

 

Sold on 1 December 1966 to Arbeidsdirektorat (after a year’s chartering by the latter) for use as a training ship, renamed Skule and based at Trondheim. Sold in 1979 to Østfold Fylke, renamed Østfold, renamed Glommen in 1991, continuing as training ship. Sold in May 2004 to Reef Shipping (some sources state Zimbesi Shipping) of Dubai, renamed Sinbad, and in partnership with the Australian Institute of Marine Education used as a training ship, based at Port Rashid, Dubai.