HRT12 HERA


 

Hera

 

Built as Juno by Earles’ Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. of Hull, for Thomas Wilson & Sons, also of Hull, delivered in 1899. Shipyard number, 322.

 

1,097 gross, 618 nett, 900 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 215.1 feet, beam 30.4 feet, depth 22.2 feet. 168 nom. HP, triple expansion engine.

 

Used by Wilson on England to Scandinavia services. Purchased by Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab in April 1899, renamed Hera, and employed initially on kombinerte routes.

 

First recorded appearance on the Hurtigrute in 1910, regular performer from 1913, and passenger accommodation refitted at Storemøllens Verksted, Bergen, in 1920.

 

Stranded on Havøygavlen on 17 March 1931, total loss.