HRR24 HADSEL


 

Hadsel

 

Built by Moss Værft & Dokk, Moss, for Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab, delivered in October 1940. Shipyard number, 80.

 

406 gross, 198 nett tonnes. Registered length 136.0 feet, overall length 145.2 feet, beam 25.1 feet, depth 15.4 feet. 540 BHP, 6-cylinder 4T DM MAN diesel, 12 knots.

 

Built for local services in Lofoten and Vesterålen.

 

Chartered by Nordenfjeldske in April 1941 for use on Hurtigrute. Continued on service after charter ended, until laid up in 1944 on account of oil fuel shortage. On 15 November 1945 became first Hurtigrute ship to resume calls at Kirkenes following the end of hostilities. Frequently used as relief ship on Hurtigrute between 1946 and 1949, while in 1949 and 1950 spent the summer months on the Mosjøen to Honningsvåg services and the winter on the Hurtigrute. Her last Hurtigrute departure from Bergen was on 31 March 1950. Returned in April 1950 to the local services for which she had been designed.

 

Stranded on Nakkmæn and sank on 29 January 1958.