HRT21 SKJERSTAD


 

 

 

 

Skjerstad

 

Built as Hansa by Schiffswerft von Henry Koch, Lübeck, for Hallands Ångbåts of Halmstad, Göteborg, delivered June 1925. Shipyard number, 252.

 

732 gross, 388 nett tonnes. Registered length 191.9 feet, overall length 202.5 feet, beam 29.4 feet, depth 12.7/19.7 feet. 817 IHP Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft triple expansion engine, 12 knots.

 

Used on services between west coast ports of Sweden and Lübeck.

 

Sold on 27 December 1940 for 650,000 kroner to Det Nordlandske Dampskibsselskab, renamed Skjerstad. Used on Rognan and Bodø to Trondheim service.

 

Rebuilt in 1945 at a cost of 710,000 kroner at Pusnes M/V, 930 gross, 524 nett tonnes.

 

First Hurtigrute sailing from Bergen on 19 November 1945.

 

Converted to oil-firing at Trondhjems M/V in December 1948/January 1949.

 

Sold in September 1959 for 600,000 kroner to Holiday Lines of Panama, renamed Holiday. Laid up in 1965, owners went bankrupt while she was being refitted to comply with US Coastguard regulations. Subsequently used as hotel ship and floating entertainment centre at Cape Haiti. Disappeared from Lloyd’s Register in 1982.

 

Profile (a) 1940, profile (b) after 1945.