Some of BDS Passenger Ships.

SS "Meteor" 1.500 t.dw, main engine 2x triple expansion 1550 ihk, 11,5 knots. built by Blohm und Voss,Hamburg 1904 for Hamburg- Amerikaniche Paketfart AG, Hamburg. Bought by BDS 1921. 3.1945 attack by russian plaine docked in Pillau, capsized.

SS Meteor

MV Stella Polaris 5.209 brt - main engine : 2x8-Cyl B&W 5.250 bhk 15,5 knots. Built by AB Gøtaverken, Gøteborg 1927. Sold 1951. Sold 1969 renamed "Scandinavia".

MV Stella Polaris

SS Jupiter 1.750 t.dw, Main engine . triple expansion 3000 ihk, 14 knots. Built by Lindholmens Verkstad, Gøteborg 1916.Sold 1955 renamed " Hermes". Fire damaged 1960 breaked up in Italy.

MV "Vega" 7.287 brt. Main engine : 2x10-Cyl Sulzer, 21 knots. 5.1945 Built by Cantieri Riuniti dell*Adriatico, Trieste 1938. In may 1945 bombed by russian plane with Staberhuk on Femarn, beached on fire.

SS Nordstjernen 535 t.dw. Main engine: Doble compound 2.645 ihk, 16 knots.Built by Fredrikstad Mek Verksted, Fredrikstad 1937. 1954 grounded and sunk in Raftsund.

MV Venus 2.200 t.dw, main engine : 2x10-Cyl B&W, 19 knots. Built by Helsingør Jernskips & Maskinbyggeri, Helsingør 1931. Sold to breakers in Faslane 1968.

MV "Venus"

MV " Venus"

MV Midnatsol 560 t.dw. Main engine : 8-cyl Fiat 2.500 bhk, 15 knots. Built by Cantieri Riuniti dell*Adriatico, Ancona 1949. Sold 1979.

MV Norlys 550 t.dw, main engine 8-Cyl B&W 2.950 bhk, 15,5 knots. Built by Ålborg Verft, Ålborg 1951.Sold 1979. Sunk on way to breakers 1988.

MV Polarlys 600 t.dw, main engine : 8-Cyl B&W 2.950 bhk, 15,5 knots. Built by Ålborg Verft, Ålborg 1952.Sold 1979.

MV Nordstjernen 645 t.dw, main engine : 6-Cyl B&W 3000 bhk, 16 knots. Built by Blohm und Voss AG, Hamburg 1956. Sold 1979.

MV "Nordstjernen"

MV Nordstjernen 2009

MV Nordstjernen Bergen 2011

T/V Leda 6.670 brt, main engine : 2 Parsons steam turbines 13.000 ahk, 21 knots. Built by Swan.Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walllsend on Tyne 1953. Sold 1976. In the years to follow she had several different owners, she was named "Nalja", , "Allegro","Albatross" "Betsy Ross", "Amalfi", "Star of Venice" She was going to breakers in ?

T/S "Leda"

T/V " Leda "

MV Meteor 2.856 brt, main engine : 9-Cyl B&W 5.000 bhk, 18 knots. Built by Aalborg Verft, Ålborg 1955. Fire in crew's quarter 22.05 1971 on way from Alaska to Vancouver. (total loss) Sold as is, renamed "Zephiros".Repaired in Perama renamed "Neptune". Scrapped ?

MV Meteor

MV "Jupiter" (Black Watch) 9.500 brt, main engine : 2x 18-Cyl Pielstick 16.740 bhk, 20 knots. Built by Lûbecker Flenderwerke AG, Lubeck 1966.Sold 1986 renamed "Jupiter". Sold 1990 renamed "Crown M".

MV " Jupiter"

MV "Venus" (Black Prince) 9.500 brt, main engine : 2x 18-Cyl Pielstick 16.740 bhk, 20 knots. Contracted by Fred Olsen 1964, delivered as "Black Prince"- 1970 40% owned by BDS. 1986 full owenership back to Fred Olsen, rebuilt to cruise ship "Black Prince". 2009 sold to Venezuela.

MV Venus / Black Prince

MV "Royal Viking Star" 21.847 brt, main engine 4x9 Cyl Wartsila-Sulzer 18.000 bhk, 20 knots.1984 sold renamed "Westvard", 1994 renamed "Star Odyssey", 1996 renamed "Black Watch". 2012 still sailing for Fred Olsen Cruise Line.

MV Royal Viking Star

MV Royal Viking Star.

MV Royal Viking Star in Sidney

MV Royal Viking Star

MV Blach Watch Ex Royal Viking Star in Bergen 2012.

Photographs have been supplied by friends and scanned from books, magazines and also including those published on the internet. If there are any copyright issues, let me know and I will add an acknowledgment with your permission, or remove the photograph.

Main sources (text) : Bergenske - Byen og selskapet, by Dag Bakka Jr.

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