SS Stord I

As we leave Bergen and head toward open water we pass a lot of vessels of different shapes and sizes, this one caught my eye, she is a Norwegian vintage steamship SS Stord I and was built as Stord in 1913 and has a bit of a history.

The vessel sailed in regular traffic from 1913 to 1969. Stord I is a typical representative of the local passenger steamers built for operating between Stavanger-Sunnhordland-Hardanger and Bergen.

In 1931, Stord I was rebuilt and modernised.

In 1949 she was again rebuilt as a motorship with the installation of two, 12-cylinder Paxman-Ricardo diesels.

In 1969 she was sold to Oslo Krets av det Blå Kors and renamed MV O T. Moe. She was berthed in Oslo as floating welfare centre for alcoholics.

In 1980 she was sold to Norsk Veteranskibsklub and transferred to Veteranskipslaget Fjordabåten, Bergen with a view to preservation. She was restored to 1931-condition, including the installation of engines from a 1942 steam-driven British vessel. Technical trials were run. Gutted by fire en route from Sunnhordland to Bergen on 20 May 1987.

The ship was again restored by Veteranskipslaget Fjordabåten.

Anyone notice the 3 people outside the house on the left waving at me.

Here is the same ship I managed to photograph over 40 years ago. (or just processed with Snapseed)

I couldn’t leave out the last house. Have a great weekend.

15 comments on “SS Stord I

  1. What a beautiful vessel and lovely photos.


  2. Terrific images. I especially like the last image with that gorgeous red in the middle of the sea of green


  3. Cool shots, I like the old ship. And the house in the middle of the woods has a nice color contrast.


  4. Terrific images Mark. I wouldn’t have noticed the people waving to you but I see them. I love that red house in the midst of all those green trees. Have a wonderful weekend.


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  6. Gillian

    Your blogs really make me want to see these places. Your interest/respect/enthusiasm for all the diverse places you’ve been to is very evident.


  7. To very honest, I thought of you yesterday when I was thinking whom to dole out the “One Lovely Blog” award to . . . While men seem to be in the minority, I genuinely appreciate the male community of bloggers and the time they put into upholding their blogs. Your pictures are some of my favorite and yes, I would consider them quite lovely. Then I thought, “How would a rig mover feel about being told he is lovely?” 😉 So I opted not to; however, I am always blessed by what share with your readers. Thank you.

    This first picture was a bit like a Where’s Waldo scene. lol. Yes, I did find the three people on the left! One of my husband’s favorites apps on his phone is Snapseed. Incredible, the quality of photo you can get with one little app.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    ~ Cara


    • Hi Cara, thanks for thinking about me for the lovely blog award and i’m glad you like my photo’s, Snapseed is great isn’t it, I use it on my Mac, iPad and iPhone.

      Have a great weekend.

      Mark (the not so lovely rigmover 🙂 )


      • To amend my early error (which hopefully your brain filled in for you) I had meant to say, “To BE very honest . . .”
        I am responding to comments half-awake, which is something like driving half-asleep. Not good.

        Anyway, you’re welcome. And I am still going to think you are lovely — hope that’s okay with you



      • Thanks fine, I’m honoured.


  8. Adam Allegro

    Nice work Mark. Love me some Snapseed on my Ipad for on the go editing 🙂


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