HRR9 ARIADNE


 

Ariadne

 

Built by Nylands Verksted, Oslo, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in March 1930. Shipyard number, 303. 

 

2,029 gross, 1,138 nett, 2,000 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 271.3 feet, beam 38.2 feet, depth 19.4 feet. 366 nom. HP, Nylands M/V triple expansion engine, 14.5 knots.

 

Designed for Trondheim to Rotterdam service, extra ship on Hurtigrute during winter of 1939/40.

 

Requisitioned by Norwegian authorities following German invasion in April 1940, troop transport, later hospital ship. Bombed and sunk 80 nautical miles west of Lofoten on 9 June 1940, while trying to escape to Britain in the company of Prins Olav.