HRT2 SIRIUS


 

Sirius

 

Built by Flensburger Schiffbau, Flensburg, Germany, for Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in February 1885. Shipyard number, 76.

 

877 gross, 569 nett, 820 deadweight tonnes. registered length 191.5 feet, beam 28.8 feet, depth 20.1 feet. 156 nom. HP, Flensburger Schiffbau two-cylinder compound engine. In 1908 rebuilt and lengthened at Laksevaag Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen, new gross tonnage 962, new registered length 207 feet. New 950 IHP triple expansion engine.

 

On Hurtigrute from 3 July 1894 for one year, possibly in subsequent years as relief. Designed originally for coastal kombinerte services and possibly also used in the 1880s for cruising. Rebuilt in 1927 as a cargo only vessel.

 

Bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Dyrøy on 18 May 1940.