HRR19 ALTA


 

Alta

 

Built by Trosvik Verkstad, Brevik, for Finnmark Fylkesrederi og Ruteselskap, delivered in July 1950. Shipyard number, 64.

 

685 gross, 349 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.

 

On Hurtigrute as relief for Nordenfjeldske, following withdrawal of Kong Harald, between 2 October 1950 and February 1952, in October 1953 for Bergenske while Nordstjernen was out of service, and for Vesteraalske in 1958 while Lofoten was out of service. Otherwise employed on Mosjøen to Honningsvåg service and local routes in Finnmark.

 

Sold in September 1967 for 800,000 kroner to Maritime Co-operative Shipping Association of Suva, Fiji, rebuilt at Kaarbø M/V, as three-class ship, with air conditioning. Renamed Tui Lau, delivered in April 1968, and used on inter-island services. Ran aground and sank on 25 October 1968 on a reef while en route from Kambare island to Suva, total loss.