HRT23 TORDENSKJOLD


 

Tordenskjold

 

Built by Trondhjems M/V, Trondheim, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in April 1906. Shipyard number, 123. Cost, 348,000 kroner.

 

921 gross, 550 nett, 830 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 196.1 feet, overall length 205.9 feet, beam 29.7 feet, depth 15.6/21.7 feet. 113 nom. HP, 742 IHP, TMV triple expansion engine, 12 knots.

 

Designed for use on Hamburg to Vadsø stamlinje, but appeared on Hurtigrute in a relief capacity in 1920 and 1921. Her next appearance on the service was in February 1929, standing in for Kong Harald, which had been damaged by fire at Kirkenes. During the inter-war years she was used mainly on an express cargo service between Trondheim and Honningsvåg.

 

Escaped to Britain in June 1940, became part of Nortraship fleet, and from 17 June 1940 was placed on the trooping run between British ports, Faroes and Iceland. At Normandy landings in June 1944. Returned to Norway in spring 1945.

 

On Hurtigrute in relief capacity from May 1946, following rebuild and modernisation at Trondhjems M/V.

 

Sold in January 1951 to Ostende Remorquage Letzer, renamed Wenduyne. Arrived at Brugge for breaking up on 23 June 1954.