History

Back to Ship

 

                                    History

LOI
Building contract
Building started
Keel laid
26/10/1955Launch
Sea trial
Second sea trial
24/2/1956Delivered to Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab A/S Bergen, Norway
1/3/1956Hurtigruten coastal service between Bergen and Kirknes.
1968-1982Used some times to Svalbard service
1976-197916 trips between Marsteinen and Lerwick.
26/1/1979BDS sold it ships to TFDS
4/9/1979Ship delivered to new owner
winter 1982/83Rebuild by Mjellem & Karlsen
23/3/1983Back to coastal service.
4/4/1994Take out from coastal service after Nordlys was delivered.
Used summer service between Tromsø and Spitsbergen.
9/9/1995Back to coastal service replacing Ragnvald Jarl.
17/4/1996Take out from coastal service
1996Tromsø – Svalbar service.
2000Refurbished
26/9/2005Back to coastal service
3/2006Owner Hurtigruten Group ASA, Narvik, Norway.
22/3/2012Take out from coastal service
11/2012New owner Vestland Rederi A/S, Bergen, Norway
3/12/2012New owner M/S Nordstjernen A/S, Oslo, Norway.
2012Refurbished in Gdansk.
10/11/2013Voyage from Gdansk to Bergen
11/11/2013Grounded at Karmsundet
12/11/2013Towed to Haugesund andd repaired
2014Summer service to Svalbar.