HRT9 HAAKON JARL


 

Haakon Jarl

 

Built by Motala M/V – Lindholmens Verksted, Göteborg, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered in 1879. Shipyard number, 272. Cost, 320,000 kroner.

 

899 gross, 548 nett, 500 deadweight tonnes. Registered length 197.3 feet, beam 27.1 feet, depth 21.5 feet. 119 nom. HP, 630 IHP two-cylinder Motala compound engine.

 

Lengthened by 16.6 feet in autumn 1891. Major rebuild at Akers M/V, Oslo, in late 1906, new Akers M/V 127 nom. HP, 760 IHP triple expansion engine, 11 knots. 873 gross, 524 nett, 700 deadweight tonnes.

 

Built for stamlinje and kystrute services, possibly also employed on cruises in the 1880s and early 1890s. First recorded use on Hurtigrute in 1905, regular performer from 1 October 1914 (when the service first required ten ships).  

 

Sank following collision with Kong Harald in Vestfjorden on 17 June 1924.