Built by Drammens Slip & Verksted for Finnmark Fylkesrederi og Ruteselskap, delivered in July 1950. Shipyard number, 28.


433 gross, 188 nett tonnes. Overall length 135.3 feet, beam 25.8 feet, depth 14.6 feet. 600 BHP, Nohab diesel.


Used mainly on service from Brynilen to Alta. Chartered by Bergenske for Hurtigrute service in 1955/6 as replacement for Nordstjernen. Subsequently operated summer service linking Russnes with Honningsvåg.


Sold in November 1970 to Gardline Shipping of Lowestoft, UK, renamed Researcher. Sold in 1974 to Sidney Sea Search, Caymen Islands. Sold in 1983 to South Carolina Wildlife & Marine Rescue Department, and subsequently sunk off the South Carolina coast, possibly as a false ‘island’ for marine wildlife.