HRR23 JUPITER


 

Jupiter

 

Built by Lindholmens Verkstad, Göteborg, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in January 1915. Shipyard number 423.

 

2,511 (later 2.625) gross, 915 nett, 1,830 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 305.1 feet, beam 41.7 feet, depth 18.8 feet. 309 nom. HP, Lindholmen triple expansion engine. Speed 15.5 knots.

 

Built for Bergen to Newcastle service, also appeared on Bergen to Hamburg service.

 

Between March 1918 and January 1919 requisitioned by the British Shipping Controller for use by the Union Castle Line.

 

On Hurtigrute in 1953 and again between 29 March and 28 August 1955.

 

Sold in 1955 to Epirotiki of Pireás, renamed Hermes and rebuilt for cruising. Destroyed by fire while refitting at Pireás on 4 March 1960, and in December that year towed to Split (some sources suggest Italy) for breaking up.