HRT15 MIRA


 

Mira

 

Built by A. & J. Inglis, of Glasgow, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in June 1891. Shipyard number, 219.

 

966 gross, 579 nett tonnes. Registered length 202.2 feet, beam 30.1 feet, depth 21.2 feet. 186 nom. HP, 1,450 IHP, Inglis triple expansion engine, 12 knots.

 

Rebuilt and lengthened in 1907, 1,112 gross, 675 nett, 850 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 221.7 feet.

 

Employed initially on Bergen to Newcastle services and on kombinerte routes, also used on summer cruises.

 

Rebuilt, refurbished in 1928, and used on the Hurtigrute until 1937 when replaced by Nordstjernen, subsequently relief ship until 1940, then back as regular performer. 

 

Sunk by HMS Bedouin off Brettesnes, Lofoten, while northbound on 4 March 1941.