HRT14 HAAKON VII


 

Haakon VII

 

Built by Trondhjems M/V, Trondheim, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in May 1907. Shipyard number, 125. Cost, 750,000 kroner.

 

1,347 gross, 832 nett, 1,170 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 250.3 feet, overall length 261.6 feet, beam 33.2 feet, depth 14.8/21.6 feet. 293 nom. HP, 1,712 IHP, TMV triple expansion engine, 14.5 knots.

 

Designed for Trondheim to Bergen and Newcastle service, used also on cruises. Maiden cruise on 7 May 1907 from Trondheim to Oslo, first Trondheim to Bergen and Newcastle departure on 23 May 1907.

 

In 1912 sent to Ørens M/V, Trondheim, for lengthening of promenade deck.

 

On 10 April 1916 fired upon by German submarine. Laid up in 1917 and 1918. Returned to Trondheim to Newcastle service in November 1918. In October 1921 laid up in Trondheim.

 

Debut on Hurtigrute in May 1922, but only during the summer. Became regular performer in June 1924 following loss of Haakon Jarl.

 

Stranded near Stavenes on 6 October 1929, refloated in April 1930, towed to Bergen, declared constructive total loss, and in August 1930 sold for breaking up in Stavanger.