Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Ryfylke was built at Kjöbenhavns Flydedok & Skibs in 1917 and was meant for service for the company Det Østasiatiske Kompagni in the Danish colonies in West-India. But at this time Denmark sold their colonies to USA and she was sold together with her sister ship St. Thomas to the British company United Baltic Corporation. From 1921 she sailed between ports in England and Scandinavia until she was laid up in 1929. Two years later she was bought by the Norwegian company Det Stavangerske Dampskipbselskab. She was rebuilt for passenger traffic on the route Sandnes-Stavanger and did service here until the German invasion of Norway in April1940. The Coastal Express had after several losses been forced to charter other vessels, and they chartered Rtfylke. Under her second journey 5.February 1941 northbound, she was stopped at Stadt and sunk by the British submarine HMS Sealion. Rumors circulated for a while in the early 2000s that her wreck had been found, but this was never verified.

Former names:
St.Croix, Baltriger 220,1 x 32,8 x 17,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1151 grt København ( DK ) 1917 Stavanger ( N )

Picture: Ryfylke
Originally from skovheim.org