Nordstjernen was built by Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted and was launched in 1937. She sailed for the Norwegian home fleet under second world war, and towards the end of second world war she was used to evacuate civilians from Finnmark and out of harms way from the Soviet advancement. At the German capitulation in Norway in the morning 8.May 1945 she laid at anchor in Bergen harbor. Nine years later she disappeared in the deep at Ranøy in Raftsundet 22.September 1954 under a journey from Svolvær to Stokmarknes carrying passengers and mail. She hit ground late at night and in the accident five people perished. The wreck rest today on the north side of the bridge across Raftsundet, on a depth of approx 45 to 60 meter.

Former names:

250,9 x 38,8 x 13,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1919 grt Fredrikstad ( N ) 1937 Svolvær ( N )

68° 28' 21" N, 15° 12' 22" E

Picture: Nordstjernen
Courtesy of Hurtigrute Museet

Last updated: September 2018