Post Number: 2589
|Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 11:15 pm: ||
Direct Reversing Diesel
Post Number: 411
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 01:34 am: ||
Repaired in 1945 and put back into service, used in the Trondheim-Bergen-Antwerp line 1946, together with Cygnus and Columba. In 1948-1949 this line was taken over by Bergenske's newly built Leo and Lynx, while Neptun and Columba were placed in the Trondheim-Bergen-Hamburg service along with Centaurus. Neptun continued in this line in 1951 together with Nordenfjeldske's Orm Jarl (ex Hauknes, ex Empire Consumer, ex Haga) and Ottar Jarl (the latter went all the way from Kirkenes and via Kristiansund N. This must be Ottar Jarl III, ex Northland, ex W. B. Foshay), then from 1952 she was used in Den Norsk-Tyske Hamburglinje in a joint sailing with the German companies Ernst Russ and A. Kirsten, BDS using Columba and Neptun. In 1955 Diana, Sirius and Deneb took over the service to Hamburg. Sold in July-1956 to West Indies Transport Corp., Monrovia, Liberia, renamed Los Incas. Sold in 1961 to Via Reyes Cia. Nav. SA, Panama, renamed Eagle. Deleted from Lloyd's register in 1965, fate unknown. However, see this thread on my ship forum where a response states that she was sold for use as a film prop and is said to have been positively identified in the background of a photo taken c. 1969 at Long Beach, her former Master (as Los Incas) claimed to have seen here there still afloat c. 1980 - according to 'Starke Schell files.