HRR25 METEOR


 

Meteor

 

Built by Aalborg Verft, Aalborg, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 14 January 1955. Shipyard number, 104.

 

2,856 gross, 1,548 nett, 640 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 282.3 feet, overall length 296.7 feet, beam 45.1 feet, depth 20.2 feet. 5,000 BHP, 9-cylinder 2T DM B&W diesel, 18 knots.

 

Designed to double as a successor to Stella Polaris and Meteor for cruising and as a relief ship on both the Hurtigrute and North Sea services. Relief duties on Hurtigrute between 22 January 1955 and 1970.

 

On 1 April 1970 ownership was transferred to subsidiary company Meteor Cruises, owned by Lorentz W. Mohn.

 

Damaged by fire in Georgia Strait, British Colombia. on 22 May 1971, while on an Alaskan cruise. Sold in October 1971 to Epirotiki of Pireás, rebuilt for cruising and renamed Poseidon, but in April 1972 renamed Neptune. 2,402 gross, 1,003 deadweight tonnes. Laid up at Elusis in 1994, scrapped in Turkey (some sources state India) in 2002.