HRT1 VESTERAALEN


 

 

 

Vesteraalen

 

Built by Akers M/V, Oslo, for Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab. Delivered in January 1891. Shipyard number, 127.

 

Originally 540 gross tonnes, later 623 and 682 gross tonnes following successive rebuilds in 1893 and 1914. Originally 390 nett tonnes. Overall length 173.0 feet, beam 27.1 feet, depth 20.2 feet. 93 nom. HP, 500 IHP, Akers M/V triple expansion engine.

 

On Hurtigrute 1893 to 1909, 1911 to 1912, 1914 to 1932 and 1940 to 1941. Otherwise employed on Bergen to Tromsø kombinerte service and Trondheim to Hammerfest express kombinete service, as well as serving as Hurtigrute relief ship. Stranded and sank in Valdersund on 19 December 1913, raised and towed to Akers M/V for major rebuild, returning to service on 1 July 1914. 

 

Profile (a) 1891, profile (b) 1914.

 

Torpedoed and sunk on 17 October 1941 off Nusvåg by the Russian submarine SHCH-402.