Sigurd Jarl


Built by Akers M/V, Oslo, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, delivered 8 May 1894. Shipyard number, 147. Cost, 380,000 kroner.


884 gross, 547 nett, 470 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 208.1 feet, beam 29.1 feet, depth 15.9/22.2 feet. 175 nom. HP, 973 IHP, Akers M/V triple expansion engine, 13.9 knots on trial, 12.5 knots service speed.


Originally used on the stamlinje, and for summer cruises. First recorded appearance on the Hurtigrute in August 1897, followed by another in June 1899. Appeared on the Bergen to Newcastle service, briefly, in November 1902. In 1908 rebuilt at a cost of 100,000 kroner in readiness for regular Hurtigrute service, 924 gross tonnes. Further refits and modernising in 1920 and April 1931.


Bombed and sunk in Vågsætervågen on 23 April 1940. Raised in 1942, sold back to Nordenfjeldske by salvage company for 160,000 kroner, and in November 1942 towed to Fredrikstad M/V and laid up pending repair, but quote of 1,700,000 kroner was beyond Nordenfjeldske’s means. In 1947 sold to Fredrikstad M/V for 12,000 kroner, then resold for breaking up in Stavanger.