Hadsel was one of many vessels that after the second world war had to do service in the Coastal Express. The company had lost many of their ship under the second world war and replacements were needed. She was originally laid down in Moss in 1940 and put to service in Vesterålske Dampskip company the year after. Four years later she sailed as a Coastal Express from November 1945 until April 1950. She was then retired and was used as a coastal freighter and passenger ferry. 29.January 1958 she ran aground near Nakkmean outside Reine and sank to a depth of approx 35 to 52 meter.

Former names:

44,2 x 7,6 x 4,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
406 grt Moss ( N ) 1940 Svovær ( N )

67° 55' 52" N, 13° 5' 57" E

Picture: Hadsel
Courtesy of Hurtigrute Museet
Originally from skovheim.org