Yard No. 280

built by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow in 1907



Yard Number 280, was named ALEXANDRA when launched on Thursday, 30/05/1907 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow , for Admiralty ( H.M. King Edward VII ) .

Her main engines were built by Parsons Marine Steam Turbine , she was powered by Two steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers 4500 ihp 18.86 knots Her last recorded name was PRINS OLAV (1925)

Her final day was on 09/06/1940 when she was sunk by bombing

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1907
Ship Type: Royal Yacht
Ship's Role: Royal yacht then cruise ship
Tonnage: 2113 grt
Length: 295.3 feet
Breadth: 40.1 feet
Draught: 13 feet
Owner History:
Admiralty ( H.M. King Edward VII )
1925: Det Nordenfjeldske DS
1940: Norwegian authorities

Additional Information: Sold to Norwegian Shipping Company 1925 for use as cruise ship Prince Olav. Subsequently rebuilt as a Hurtigruten service vessel
see supplementary pictures at link below)

Sunk by German air attack in 67.07N 01.00E on passage Kagsund for Thorshavn, faroes Photo supplied by Stuart Cameron
Previous updates by Bruce Biddulph and Stuart Cameron