Re: Early Norvegian Steamers
Posted by: Siri
Date: August 12, 2004 10:18AM
For Hakon Jarl, Det Nordenfjeldske D/S fleet list offers the following:
Delivered May 1857 from Alexander Denny, Dumbarton as Hakon Jarl to Det Nordenfjeldske D/S. Originally built for Mac Connel & Laird for animal transport in the Irish Sea. Taken over upon delivery by Jenssen & Co., Trondheim. 346 gt, 314 net, 162.4 x 23.0 x 12.8 ft. Steam engine, 350 ihp. Cargo and passenger vessel for company's Hamburg route.
10.05.1857: - Departure Glasgow
25.05.1857:- Arrival Bergen. Cargo discharged into "Nidelven" (northbound). Hakon Jarl to Hamburg.
12.06.1857: - To Trondhjem, first voyage
14.06.1857: - Demonstration and pleasure voyages on the fjord and to Orkdalen
20.06.1857: - Departure Trondhjem for Hamburg
6.1857: - Ran aground on her first voyage near Haugesund. Docked in Hamburg for minor repairs.
01.08.1857: - Back in service from Hamburg
12.1857: - Laid up in Trondhjem for the winter after 6 voyages to Hamburg
11.08.1859: - Given the right to carry a mail flag
9.1859: - Took over the State's steamship service between Bergen and Trondhjem, combined with ships from the Hamburg route
1860: - Also took over the State's service between Kristiansand and Bergen
1860/61: - Rebuilt by Brunchorst & Dekkes Værft in Bergen. Cabins with bunks and community rooms with sofas - new saloon for ladies. Saloon for smokers on "storm deck". New boiler installed.
1862-64: - 10 voyages to Hamburg each year
11.08.1865: - First voyage in the route to Hammerfest (State's steamship service)
1868: Advertised voyages: 5 to Hammerfest, 2 to Hamburg, 1 to Namsos and 1 to Bergen
6-11.1868: - At Fabrikken ved Nidelven for extensive rebuild
16.11.1868: Departure yard. New 50 ft "bakk" (English translation?) and 36 ft rounded midships building installed. 2 new "Dampspill" for loading/unloading. Interior for crew and passengers improved. 2nd Class extended.
17.03.1869: - Lost propeller blade off Bodø. D/S Indherred came to assist from Trondhjem with spare propeller and crew from yard. Indherred takes cargo, mail and passengersto Trondhjem.
8.1869: - First voyage in extended route from Hammerfest to Vadsø (the State's steamship service). Otherwise advertised 3 voyages to Hamburg, 7 to Hammerfest and 1 to Bergen.
24.09.1869: - Saved the Russian "St. Nicolaus", cargo of lumber, in bad weather in "Østhavet" (cant' remember English term). Towed to Syltefjord.
1871: - Placed in newly opened local service in Lofoten and Vesterålen
8.1873: - Transported silver worth 900.000.- Spd (Spesidaler) - sold by Norwegian Bank upon introduction of gold coinage in Norway.
11.1877: - Ran aground and sank near Kjeøy off Lødingen.