HRT11 KONG HAAKON


 

Kong Haakon

 

Built by Schömer & Jensen of Tönning, Gemany, for Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in August 1904. Shipyard number, 52.

 

800 gross, 472 nett tonnes. Registered length 196.0 feet, beam 28.7 feet, depth 21.1 feet. 197 nom. HP, 1,200 IHP Schömer & Jensen triple expansion engine, 13.2 knots.

 

Designed for Stavangerske’s Bergen to Oslo kystrute. On the Hurtigrute from July 1919 until delivery of Sanct Svithun in 1927, then relief ship in between Bergen to Oslo duties.

 

Renamed Kong Sverre 1942 to 1945 to please Nasjonal Samling.

 

Returned to the Hurtigrute in 1943 following loss of Sanct Svithun, badly damaged in Voorbode explosion on 20 April 1944, rebuilt spring/summer 1945 at Stavangerske’s own shipyard, 875 gross, 519 nett tonnes. 

 

Withdrawn from service in late 1952, sold in January 1953 to Eisen & Metall of Hamburg for breaking up, leaving Stavanger under tow on 23 February 1953.