KONG HARALD (1)

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KONG HARALD (1)

Post by Henk » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:16 pm

KONG HARALD (1)
In the Rute: 30-05-1895 - June 1896; 1919 - 17-10-1950
Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab - Trondheim
Delivered October 1890 by Joh.C.Tecklenborg - Geestemünde (102)
209'8" x 198'2" x 30'2" x 22'8" x 15'4"; after 1909, 230'6" x 219' x 30'2" x 22'8" x 15'4"
955 grt; after 1909, 1.110 grt; 865 dwt
3 cylinder Triple Expansion from the yard; in 1920 Krupp Turbine
2.000 ihp; after 1920, 1.050 ihp
12 knots
Passengers: 300; 70 bunks
Newbuilding for the price of 440.000 Nkr
Sold 01-02-1951 for the price of 500.000 Nkr renamed WESTENDE by Ostend Remorquage Letzer SA (Sleepdienst Letzer NV) - Antwerpen

In 1909 rebuild and lengtend 220,6'
17-06-1924 in collission in the Vestfjorden north of Bodo ca 6 miles north of Landegode with HAAKON JAR
06-10-1937 engine damage in Ornes. Towed by PARAT and TROUT to Trondheim for repairs.
21-01-1943 attacked by MTB's near Frøysjoen but torpedo's exploded on shore.
In summer 1944 2 torpedo's passed under ships bottem near Folla without any damage.
From February till July 1948 rebuild in Trondheim.
17-10-1950 touched the rocks near Heggebåen (Florø) and passengers saved by ATLØY. Towed by ULLER to Trondheim and laid-up.
25-06-1954 arrived at Brugge for scrap; this was the only under Belgian flag; during Korean war and the immenent danger of a Third Worldwar Letzer bought this ship as a "Get Away Ship" for his family.

Photo: postcard NFDS
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