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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, 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: 27/08/1980: Caught fire at Perama while refitting for new owners,
towed to Kynosoura where she capsized and sank


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 courtesy of Clyde Ship Society

Above photo as BERGENSFJORD copyright of Reg Wilson

Above photo as BERGENSFJORD courtesy of Chris Howell

Above photo as DE GRASSE copyright of Iain Lovie

Above photo as GOLDEN MOON courtesy of Clyde Ship Society

Above photo as RASA SAYANG copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RASA SAYANG copyright of AirFotos

Above photo as RASA SAYANG copyright of Antonio Scrimali

Above photo as RASA SAYANG copyright of PJ Fitz