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Name: BERGENSFJORD
Type: Passenger Liner
Launched: 18/07/1955
Completed: 05/1956
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1849
Dimensions: 18739grt, 10047nrt, 4450dwt, 578.3 x 72.2 x 27.6ft (*)
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCDA, 8cyl (720 x 1100mm), 18800bhp
Engines by: NV Gebr Stork & Co, Hengelo
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1956 Den Norske Amerikalinje - Norwegian America Line, Oslo
1971 Cie Générale Transatlantique, Le Havre; renamed DE GRASSE
1973 Thoresen & Co & Bruusgaard Kiosterud & Co, Singapore
1973 Renamed RASA SAYANG
1978 Sunlit Cruises Ltd, Famagusta; renamed GOLDEN MOON
1980 Aphrodite Maritime Co, Piraeus; renamed RASA SAYANG
27/08/1980 Burned
Comments: Provided accommodation for 878 x passengers
27/08/1980: Caught fire at Perama while refitting for new owners,
towed to Kynosoura where she capsized and sank
(*) Dimensions are length OA, breadth extreme & summer draft


Above photo as BERGENSFJORD is copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum

Above photo as BERGENSFJORD is copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum, Philipson Studios collection

Above photo showing BERGENSFJORD alongside at Wallsend is courtesy of Clyde Ship Society

Above photo as BERGENSFJORD is copyright of Reg Wilson

Above photo as BERGENSFJORD is courtesy of Chris Howell

Above photo as DE GRASSE is copyright of Iain Lovie

Above photo as GOLDEN MOON is courtesy of Clyde Ship Society

Above photo as RASA SAYANG is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RASA SAYANG is copyright of AirFotos

Above photo as RASA SAYANG is copyright of Antonio Scrimali

Above photo as RASA SAYANG is copyright of PJ Fitzpatrick