HRR22 SALTEN


 

Salten

 

Built by Trosvik Veksted, Brevik, for Saltens Dampskibsselskab, delivered in March 1953. Shipyard number, 65.

 

677 gross, 349 nett tonnes. Overall length 173.9 feet, beam 28. 1 feet, depth 17.8 feet. 870 BHP, 6-cylinder Atlas diesel (built by Atlas Diesel in Stockholm in 1949), 13.5 knots.

 

Chartered to Nordenfjeldske in 1953 for two months on the Hurtigrute, and replaced Skjerstad from October 1958 to 6 May 1959. Also chartered at times by Stavangerske following loss of Sanct Svithun in 1962 Otherwise employed on Mosjøen to Honningsvåg express service  and on local services in the Bodø district.

 

Sold in May 1967 for 1,400,000 kroner to Arbeidsdirektorat, renamed Sjøkurs and based at Grimstad as training ship. Sold in 1973 to Sørlandets Seilende Skoleskibs Institution of Kristiansand as training ship, and in October 1995 renamed Sjøskole. Sold in February 1996 to Ryfylke Dampskibsselskab, which restored kystrute steamer Rogaland, and renamed Gamle Salten. Used for excursion work. Now registered as 630 gross, 189 deadweight tonnes.