HRR3 RØST


 

Røst

 

Built by Trondhjems M/V, Trondheim, for Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab, delivered in April 1898. Shipyard number, 80.

 

290 gross, 169 nett, 100 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 139.0 feet, beam 21.1 feet, depth 9.9/15.4 feet. 50 nom. HP, 364 IHP TMV triple expansion engine.

 

Relief ship on Hurtigrute between 1899 and 1905.

 

Grounded and sank on 13 January 1912 in Mortsund, Lofoten. Raised, repaired, lengthened at Mjellem & Karlsen, Bergen; 379 gross, 210 nett tonnes, overall length 155.0 feet.

 

On Hurtigrute from summer 1916 to early 1917 and from 1919 to October 1920.

 

Otherwise employed on local routes in Lofoten and Vesterålen and used as training ship. Took part in the evacuation of Finnmark in autumn 1944.

 

Sold to Høvding Skipsopphugging of Sandnessjøen in March 1951, used as workboat. On 19 May 1952 sank with 100 tonnes of munitions on board while working at the site where Tirpitz was sunk. Raised and scrapped.