© Ray GoodfellowMV Gann, Past and Present

MV Gann

ex Narvik

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1982 by Mekaniske Verksted, Aker Trondelag A/S, Trondheim Norway (Yard No 827) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro/General cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 108.57m (overall) 96.02m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 16.51m
  • Depth: 8.84m
  • Draught: 4.601m – 3.671m
  • Tonnage: 4,072 – 6,257 gross/2,076 – 2,252 net/1,836 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 16 – cylinder Bergen diesels
  • Power: 4,708kW/6400HP
  • Speed: 19.0 knots
  • Capacity: 166 – 306 passengers
  • Call Sign: LLNV
  • IMO Number: 8019344
  • MMSI Number: 258210000
  • DNV GL ID Number: 13037
  • Port of Registry: Narvik/Norway, Stavanger/Norway
  • Sister-Ship: Midnatsol, Vesteralen


Current Location

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History

June 1st 1981: Keel laid.

April 27th 1982: Launched.

December 14th 1982: Delivered to Ofotens Damskibsselskap A / S, Narvik, Norway at a cost of 159 million kroner.

December 16th 1982: Christened.

December 17th 1982: Maiden voyage.

Official Postcard

Official Postcard

December 21st 1982: Commenced service for Hurtigrutens between Bergen – Kirkenes.

1989: At a cost of  $ 45 million, rebuilt at Motorenwerke, Bremerhaven, Germany with a prefabricated passenger section where the cargo deck had previously been.

Official Postcard  © Clemens Franz

Official Postcard (left)  © Clemens Franz (right)

April 16th 1991: Ran aground on Smørholm Cut on Trøndelagskysten. Repaired at Fiskerstrand Yard, Ålesund.

1994 (winter): Refit at Haugesund mechanical workshop, Norway.

March 2006: Registered to Hurtigruten Group ASA, Narvik, Norway.

October 1st 2006 – October 21st 2006: Chartered to Norwegian Hydro as a hotel ship.

December 2006: Sold to Young Sjømenns Christian Association, Norway, for delivery in February 2007.

February 10th 2007: Final sailing for Hurtigruten before sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes.

February 21st 2007: Taken over by Rogaland Sjøaspirantsk M/S Gann, Hundvåg, Norway. Although categorised as a school-ship she operated cruises during the summer season.

March 16th 2007: Renamed GANN.

April 16th 2007 – April 26th 2007: Chartered to Hurtigruten for a single trip Stavanger – Geiranger – Hammerfest – Kirkenes – Bergen.

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

June 29th 2015: Maiden call in Dover.

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

Arriving in Dover 29/06/15 © Ray Goodfellow


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Clemens Franz, Ken Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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