Design: Arkitekt David Sandved Type: Passenger Vessel
Name: Sunnhordland Owner: HSD
Year built: 1949 Yard / no: Bergen Mekaniske Verksteder /
Length over all: 53.9 m Beam: 10.1 m
Depth: 4.3 m Speed: 16 knots
Scope of work: Conversion engineering


Sunnhordland is a passenger vessel for local route traffic. It was originally built as a patrol boat for the US Navy in 1943 and was converted into a passenger vessel by Bergen Mekaniske Verksteder in 1949 for Hardanger Sunnhordlandske Dampskipsselskap (HSD). At time of delivery it was one of Norway's largest and fastest passenger vessel for local traffic with its impressive 16 knots.

The vessel is still existing as a veteran ship, offering fjord cruises, conferences and more. More info is found here.


  • 37 passenger cabins
  • Slender hull lines for high speed
  • Twin screw propulsion plant


  • Passenger capacity: 681 Pax
  • Car capacity: 8 PBE
  • Tonnage: 996 GT

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