HRT13 KONG HARALD


 

 

 

Kong Harald

 

Built by Joh. C. Tecklenborg of Geestemünde, Germany, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in October 1890. Shipyard number, 102. Cost, 400,000 kroner.

 

955 gross, 588 nett, 511 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 196.2 feet, overall length 209.8 feet, beam 28.9 feet, depth 13.1/20.3 feet. 167 nom. HP, 800 IHP, H. Pauksch triple expansion engine, 12 knots.

 

Designed for kombinerte services and cruising.

 

Rebuilt and lengthened 1909 at a cost of 254,000 kroner; 1,110 gross, 679 nett, 865 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 202.6 feet, overall length 230.6 feet, beam 30.2 feet.

 

On Hurtigrute from 1924 to 1950.

 

Further rebuild at Trondheim in January 1929 following fire in after section.

 

Rebuilt again at Trondhjems M/V between February and July1948.

 

On 17 October 1950 ran aground on Heggebåen, near Florø, towed by rescue vessel Uller to Trondheim, and laid up. Sold in February 1951 for 500,000 kroner to Remorquage Letzer of Belgium, renamed Westende. Used for summer excursions. Arrived Brugge on 20 June 1954 for breaking up.

 

Profile (a) circa 1924, profile (b) 1948.