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The Fleets

Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands / Icelandic Steamship Company

Many thanks to Captain Hilmar Snorrason of Reykjavik, for compiling this fleet list and submitting it to TheShipsList for a great addition to our "Fleets." Visit Hilmar's website of Icelandic ships http://www.heimsnet.is/iceship/ and to see photographs of some of these ships http://www.heimsnet.is/iceship/Eimskip.html

note: the Icelandic alphabet has been used for ship names . . for example Ðð as in Goðafoss (Godafoss)

Funnel:
White with blue stripe.

Fleet:

Vessel Built In Service Tons
Álafoss (1) 1971 ex- MERC AMERICA 1974 purchased from Mercandia Rederiene, Denmark. 1980 sold to Causy Shipping & Trading Co. S.A., Panama and renamed ISLAND STAR. 499
Álafoss (2) 1978 ex- DANA ATLAS 1980 chartered from Dana Atlas A/S, Copenhagen and renamed ÁLAFOSS. 1981 sold to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík, name u/ch. 1985: Lengthened. 1989 sold to Coast Line Shipping Co. Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed NORTH COAST. 1,864
Atlantic Frost 1970 ex- GOÐAFOSS (4) 1989 sold by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands to Frost Inc. (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands), Antiqua and renamed ATLANTIC FROST. 1991 sold to Admiral Shipping Ltd., Antiqua and renamed SEA REEFER. 2,953
Bæjarfoss 1972 ex- NORD KYNFROST 1975 purchased from K/S A/S Nord Kynfrost, Norway. 1983 sold to Skipafélagið Ok, Iceland and renamed ÍSBERG. 241
Bakkafoss (1) 1958 ex- MILLE HEERING 1963 purchased from Cherry Heering Line, Denmark. 1974 sold to Tremone Bay Shipping Co. Ltd. Liberia and renamed FIVE FLOWERS. 1,599
Bakkafoss (2) 1970 ex- SILURr 1974 purchased from M.V. Silur, W-Germany. 1982 sold to Ass. Levant Lines S.A.L. Lebanon end renamed BYBLOS. 2,725
Bakkafoss (3) 1981 ex- CITY OF OXFORD 1983 chartered from Ellerman City Liners Ltd., England to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík following bare-boat charter, transferred to Bahama registry and renamed BAKKAFOSS. 1987 returned to owners and renamed OXFORD. 1,599
Bakkafoss (4) 1982 ex- HELIOS 1988 chartered from Partreederei M.S. Helios renamed BAKKAFOSS and registered in Antiqua. 1990 transferred to German registry. 1994 sold to Bakka Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík). 2002 sold toCiel Shipmgmt. S.A. Greece. Name u/ch till 2003 when she was renamed MSC BALEARES. 3,902
Berglind 1970 1980 Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands purchased Íslensk kaupskip Ltd., Singapore and the vessel BERGLIND. 20.7.1981: Sank in a position 46°15´N - 59°54´W whilst in tow following a collision the previous day in fog off Luisburg C.B., with CHARM 1599/1978 (became later Víkurskip, KEFLAVÍK and Eimskip, ÍRAFOSS (3)) during a voyage from Hampton Roads to Reykjavík. 3,066
Bifröst 1968 1980 Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands purchased Skipafélagið Bifröst hf. and the vessel BIFRÖST. 1981 sold to General Marine Services, United Arab Emirates and renamed GEM TRANSPORTER. 975
Brúarfoss (1) 1927 1957 sold to Freezer Shipping Line Inc. Liberia and renamed FREEZER QUEEN. 1,579
Brúarfoss (2) 1960 1980 in collision with John M 18. September off Lockport, Nova Scotia. Insurance paid to Eimskip but later sold for futher trading. 3,132
Brúarfoss (3) 1978 ex- PRESIA 1988 purchased form C.N.M. Compagnia Di Navigazione Merzario S.p.A., Milano and renamed BRÚARFOSS. 1996 sold to Vega Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed VEGA. 7,122
Brúarfoss (4) 1996 2000 sold to "Sleipner" Ostetrans Shiffart Verwatungs Gmbh, Antigua and Barbuda and renamed MELBRIDGE BILBAO. 9,500
Brúarfoss (5) 1991 ex- MAERSK EURO QUATRO 2001 purchased by Bruar Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands)from Kil Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore and renamed BRÚARFOSS. In present fleet. 7,676
Dettifoss (1) 1930 1945 torpedoed 21. February by U-1064 in the Irish Sea in position 55°03'N - 05°29'W. 1,564
Dettifoss (2) 1949 1969 sold to Carlos A Gothong Lines Inc. Philippines and renamed DON SULPICO. 2,918
Dettifoss (3) 1970 1989 sold to Oujiang Shipping Co. Ltd., Shanghai and renamed NAN XI JIANG. 3,004
Dettifoss (4) 1982 ex- RACHEL BORCHARD 1991 purchased by Dfoss Line ltd., Cyprus (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík) from Partreederei M.S. Ilse Wulff (Hermann Wulff) and renamed DETTIFOSS. 2000 sold to m.s. "Burhave" S.A., Antiqua (Baum Nordenham, Germany) and renamed TINA. 7,750
Dettifoss (5) 1995 ex- MAERSK SANTIAGO 2000 purchased by Dfoss Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) from Mark X ApS., Denmark and renamed DETTIFOSS. In present fleet. 14,664
Eyrarfoss 1978 ex- MERCANDIAN IMPORTER II 1980 chartered from K/S Merc Skandia XVII (Mercandia Rederiene (Per Henriksen)), Copenhagen and renamed EYRARFOSS. 1981 sold to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík, name u/ch. 1984: Lengthened. 1989 sold to Coast Line Shipping Co., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed SOUTH COAST. 1,864
Fjallfoss (1) 1919 ex- EDDA 1941 purchased from Skipafélagið Ísafold. 1951 sold to Sargena Societa Armamento Gestione Navi S.p.A. Italy and renamed SIDERA. 1,451
Fjallfoss (2) 1954 1977 sold to Z. Galanakis & Co. Greece and renamed CASCIOTES. 1,796
Fjallfoss (3) 1974 ex- MERCANDIAN TRANSPORTER 1977 purchased from Mercandina Rederiene, Denmark. 1983 sold to Irisola Shipping Co. S.A. Panama and renamed SANDRA K. 1,599
Fjallfoss (4) 1977 ex- LISA HEEREN 1984 purchased from Johan Heeren, W-Germany and renamed FJALLFOSS. 1989 sold to P.T. Perusahaan Pelayaran Samudera, Indonesia and renamed PERINITIS. 999
Goðafoss (1) 1915 1916 grounded 3. November at Straumnes of NV Iceland. 1,374
Goðafoss (2) 1921 1944 torpedoed 10. November by U-300 off Gardskagi, Iceland in position 66°08'N - 22°45'W. 42 casualty and 21 survivors. 1,542
Goðafoss (3) 1948 1968 sold to Cape Horn Shipping Developement Corp., Liberia and renamed ARIMATHIAN. 2,905
Goðafoss (4) 1970 1989 sold to Frost Inc., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed ATLANTIC FROST. 2,953
Goðafoss (5) 1982 ex- NEDLLOYD DRAGON 1994 chartered from Partenreederei M.S. "CCNI Antartico" W-Germany and renamed GOÐAFOSS (5). 1997 sold to Goda Line Ltd. (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands), Antiqua, name unchanged. 2000 renamed SKÓGAFOSS (3). 3,899
Goðafoss (6) 1995 ex- MAERSK QUITO 2000 purchased by Gfoss Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) from Mark X ApS., Denmark and renamed GOÐAFOSS. In present fleet. 17,042
Grundarfoss 1971 ex- MERC AUSTRALIA 1974 purchased from Mercandia Rederiene, Denmark. 1993 Sold to Qibaco Two Ltd., Bahamas and renamed GULF PRIDE. 499
Gullfoss (1) 1915 1940 seized by Germans in Copenhagen during WWII. 1945 sold by insurance company to Skipafélag Foroyja and renamed TJALDUR. 1,414
Gullfoss (2) 1950 1973 sold to Fouad A. Khayat & Co. and renamed MECCA. 3,858
Háifoss 1975 ex- MERCANDIAN SUPPLIER 1977 purchased from Mercandina Rederiene, Denmark. 1981 sold to Capt. Harry Carlsson, Sweden and renamed NOGI. 1,599
Írafoss (1) 1967 ex- SECURITAS 1972 purchased from Pr. Securitas, W-Germany. 1985 sold to White Tower Shipping Co. Ltd. Cyprus and renamed OLYMBOS. 1,395
Írafoss (2) 1971 ex- RANGÁ 1986 purchased from Hafskip hf. Iceland, liquidatiors, and renamed ÍRAFOSS. 1987 sold to M. Marcantonakis & Sons Ltd., Cyprus and renamed MARC ISLAND. 1,516
Írafoss (3) 1978 ex- KEFLAVÍK 1988 purchased by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands on auction the vessel and renamed ÍRAFOSS. 1990 transferred to Ari Shipping, Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) name u/ch. 1997 sold to Aasen Transport A/S, Mosterhamn, Norway and renamed AASFJORD. 1,599
Ísberg 1972 ex- LJÓSAFOSS (2) 13.8.1990 to Skipafélagið Ok hf. and renamed ÍSBERG following charter. Skipafélagið Ok hf. purchased by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands the same year. 20.11.1990 renamed LJÓSAFOSS (2).
702
Kljáfoss 1957 ex- ASKJA 1976 purchased from Eimskipafélag Reykjavíkur hf. 1980 sold to Mostafa Kanafane, Syria and renamed KHALIL II. 500
Lagarfoss (1) 1904 ex- Profit 1917 purchased from Rederi A/S Spes, Denmark. 1949 sold to Denmark for scrap. 1,211
Lagarfoss (2) 1949 1977 sold to Kurina Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore and renamed EAST CAPE. 2,923
Lagarfoss (3) 1974 ex- MERCANDIAN IMPORTER 1977 purchased from Mercandina Rederiene, Denmark. 1982 sold to Sealong Navigation, Cyprus and renamed RIO TEJO. 1,982
Lagarfoss (4) 1977 ex- JOHN WULFF 1983 purchased from Hermann Wulff, W-Germany and renamed LAGARFOSS. 1992 sold to Laga Line, Ltd, Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík) and transferred to Antiqua flag. 1996 sold to Martin Shipping (Reederei Gerd A Gorke Hollern-Twielenfleth), Antiqua and renamed CITA. 1,599
Lagarfoss (5) 1983 ex- SEA NAVIGATOR 1997 sold to Lagar Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) from M.s. "Birte Ritscher" K.G. Gerd Ritscher GmbH. & Co., Germany and renamed LAGARFOSS. 2002 sold to Feeder Associate System and renamed CMA CGM LEA. Still in service. 3,999
Laxfoss (1) 1957 ex- VATNAJÖKULL 1969 purchased from Jöklar, Iceland. 1976 sold to Circle Shipping Co. Cyprus and renamed SUNLINK. 1,712
Laxfoss (2) 1974 ex- MERCANDIAN CARRIER 1977 purchased from Mercandina Rederiene, Denmark. 1983 sold to Lipari Shipping Co. S.a., Panama and renamed URSULA. 1,599
Laxfoss (3) 1979 ex- CITY OF HARTLEPOOL 1984 chartered from Ellerman City Liners Ltd., England to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík following bare-boat charter, transferred to Bahama registry and renamed LAXFOSS. 1985 returned to owners and renamed CITY OF MANCHESTER. 1,599
Laxfoss (4) 1972 ex- HOFSÁ 1986 purchased from Hafskip hf. Iceland, liquidatiors, and renamed LAXFOSS. 1987 sold to K/S A/S Ringen Ship Management, Cyprus, registered in Norway and renamed RINGEN. 999
Laxfoss (5) 1978 ex- DUINO 1988 purchased from C.N.M. Compagnia Di Navigazione Merzario S.p.A., Milano and renamed LAXFOSS. 1996 sold to Lyra Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed SILKEBORG. 5,291
Ljósafoss (1) 1961 ex- ECHO 1969 purchased from N.V. Maats, Netherlands. 1972 sold to Armement Cooperatif Finisterien, France and renamed PECHEUR BRETON. 1,831
Ljósafoss (2) 1972 ex- UTSTRAUM 1974 purchased from K/S A/S Frio Transport, Norway. 1990 renamed ÍSBERG (4). 1990 renamed LJÓSAFOSS. 1992 sold to Al Zora Shipping & Trading í U.A.E. and renamed BADR. 702
Ljósafoss (3) 1966 ex- HVÍTANES 2001 purchased by Ljosa Line Ltd. Corp., Panama (HF. Eimskipafélag Íslands) from SÍF Shipping Co., Cyprus (Saltskip hf. mgr. (SÍF, Reykjavík)) and renamed LJÓSAFOSS (3). 2003 sold to Nautilius Maritime S.A. Panama and renamed KOSMAS. 1,340
Lyra 1978 ex- SILKEBORG 1997 renamed LYRA following charter. 2003 sold to Strada Blue, Genova Italy and renamed STRADA MAESTRA. 5,291
Maersk Georgetown 1979 ex- SKÓGAFOSS (II) 1998 renamed MAERSK GEORGETOWN following charter. 1999 Renamed SKÓGAFOSS. 3,732
Mánafoss (1) 1959 ex- KETTY DANIELSEN 1963 purchased from Otto L.E. Danielsen, Denmark. 1969 sold to Mersey Shipping Co. Monrovia and renamed SPARTAN. 937
Mánafoss (2) 1971 1986 sold to C.N.H.C. New Caledonia and renamed ILE DE LUMIERE II. 3,004
Mánafoss (3) 1980 ex- ESPANA 1 1986 chartered from Reederei Lubeca Gmbh & Co. K.G., Lübeck. 1987 renamed MÁNAFOSS and registered in Cyprus. 10.1987 returned to owner following his liquidation. 12.1987 sold to Bin Haider Shipping Agency, Dubai and renamed ORIENT SUCCESS. 999
Mánafoss (4) 1985 1987 chartered from Herbert Drewes, Hamburg (P. Döhle Mgr.) the vessel ESPERANZA. 1988 renamed MÁNAFOSS and registered in Antigua. 1992 returned to owners and renamed ESPERANZA and placed under German flag. 1,599
Mánafoss (5) 1999 ex- HOLLANDS DIEP 1999 chartered to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands by Labrador Current Shg. Corp. Liberia and renamed MÁNAFOSS. In present fleet. 4,450
Múlafoss (1) 1967 ex- VERITAS 1972 purchased from Pr. Veritas, W-Germany. 1984 sold to Appolonia XI Ltd. Cyprus and renamed APPOLONIA XI. 1,395
Múlafoss (2) 1984 ex- HELGA 1993 chartered by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík from Part. m.s. "Helga", Antiqua and renamed MÚLAFOSS. 1997 returned to owners and renamed HELGA. 4,274
North Coast 1978 ex- ÁLAFOSS (2) 1989 sold by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík to Coast Line Shipping Co. Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed NORTH COAST. 1989 sold to Nav. Mallorquina S.A., Palma Spain, and renamed CALA TERAM and renamed shortly after CALA SALADA. 1,864
Reykjafoss (1) 1911 ex- KATLA 1945 purchased from Eimskipafélag Reykjavíkur hf. 1949 sold to Kisinbay Biraderlev Ltd., Tyrkia and renamed NAZAR. 1,656
Reykjafoss (2) 1947 ex- GEMITO 1951 purchased from Achille Lauro, Italia. 1965 sold to Doricat Special Shipping Co. Ltd. Greece and renamed GRETA. 2,553
Reykjafoss (3) 1965 1980 sold to Metzymar S.A. Panama and renamed GAVILAN. 2,435
Reykjafoss (4) 1979 ex- REGULUS chartered from Part. M.S. "Regulus"(P. Döhle), W-Germany and renamed REYKJAFOSS and registered in Panama. 1988 registered in Antiqua. 1990 sold to Reykja Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands). 1999 sold to Patimico S.B., Malaysia (Hubline Pte. Ltd., Singapore) and renamed CARNATION. 3,726
Selfoss (1) 1914 ex- WILLEMOES 1928 purchased form Icelandic Government. 1956 sold to Belgium for scrap. 775
Selfoss (2) 1958 1982 sold to Arbour Leafe Marine Inc. Panama and renamed ELFO. 3,135
Selfoss (3) 1982 ex- OLAVUR GREGERSEN 1982 chartered from Partrederiet Drekin, Gøta Faroe Is. to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík and renamed SELFOSS. 1983 returned to owner and renamed OLAVUR GREGERSEN. 499
Selfoss (4) 1970 ex- SELÁ 1986 purchased from Hafskip hf. Iceland, liquidatiors, and renamed SELFOSS. 1986 sold to Kythera Sea Maritime Ltd., Cyprus and renamed KYTHERA SEA. 1,516
Selfoss (5) 1977 ex- OSTEREMS 1987 purchased from M.S. "Osterems" Schiffahrtsges. G.m.b.H. & Co., Bremen and renamed SELFOSS. 1993 sold to Gard Rederi A/S, Norway and renamed GARDSUN. 2,870
Selfoss (6) 1991 ex- HANNE SIF 1999 chartered to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands from KIL-Singapore, Singapore and renamed SELFOSS. In present fleet. 7,676
Silkeborg 1978 ex- LAXFOSS (5) 1996 sold by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands to Lyra Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed SILKEBORG. 1997 renamed LYRA. 5,291
Skaftá 1970 1986 sold by auction to Útvegsbanki Íslands, Reykjavík and resold to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík. She was not taken in service by Eimskip but sold to Golden Progress Shipping Co. (Polly Peck International P.L.C.), Nassau and renamed POLLY PROGRESS. 1,516
Skeiðsfoss 1967 ex- NORDIC 1976 purchased from Pr. M.s. Karin, W-Germany. 1987 sold to Bastion Shipping Co., Monrovia and renamed MORGAN. 1,499
Skógafoss (1) 1965 1980 sold to Sklabomaris Navigation Co. Ltd, Cyprus and renamed LEFKAS. 2,613
Skógafoss (2) 1979 ex- OSTEBAY 1984 purchased by Part. M.S. "Skógafoss" from Part. M.S. "Ostebay" Germany following charter to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands and renamed SKÓGAFOSS registered in Panama. 1988 registered in Antiqua. 1990 sold to Skoga Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands). 1998 renamed MAERSK GEORGETOWN following charter to A.P. Møller. 1999 renamed SKÓGAFOSS. 1999 sold to Chatlink S.A., Malaysia (Hubline Pte. Ltd., Singapore) and renamed BOUGAINVILLA. 3,722
Skógafoss (3) 1982 ex- GOÐAFOSS 2000 renamed SKÓGAFOSS. In present fleet.
3,899
South Coast 1978 ex- EYRARFOSS 1989 sold by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík to Coast Line Shipping Co. Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed SOUTH COAST. 1990 sold to Nav. Mallorquina S.A., Palma Spain, and renamed CALA FUSTAN. 1,864
Stuðlafoss (1) 1964 ex- HOFSJÖKULL 1977 purchased from Jöklar hf., Iceland. 1986 sold to Pacific Marine Distributers Inc. USA and renamed MALU. 2,361
Stuðlafoss (2) 1976 ex- ÍSBERG (3) 1990 Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands purchased the company Skipafélagið Ok hf. 1990 renamed STUÐLAFOSS. 1992 sold to Vespucci Marine Co. Ltd., Cyprus and renamed ICE BIRD. 494
Stuðlafoss (3) 1973 ex- HOFSJÖKULL (2) 1997 purchased from Jöklar hf. Iceland and renamed STUÐLAFOSS. 1998 transferred to NIS registry. 1998 sold to Northern Reefer A/S, Bodø, Norway and renamed NORTHERN REEFER. 2,393
Tröllafoss 1945 ex- COASTAL COURSER 1948 purchased from U.S. Maritime Commission. 1964 sold to Western Pacific Shipping Co., Liberia and renamed SEOUL. 3,996
Tungufoss (1) 1953 1974 sold to Orri Navigation Lines, Saudi Arabia and renamed AL MEDINA. 1,176
Tungufoss (2) 1971 ex- MERC ASIA 1974 purchased from Mercandia Rederiene, Denmark. 1981 sank 19. september of Lands End in position 50°01'N - 05°43'W. 499
Úðafoss 1970 ex- MERC AFRICA 1974 purchased from Mercandia Rederiene, Denmark. 1984 sold to Stella Prima S.A.S., Italia and renamed BRAVA PRIMA. 499
Urriðafoss (1) 1971 ex- MERC EUROPA 1974 purchased from Mercandia Rederiene, Denmark. 1985 sold to Sea Anchor Shipping Ltd. Cyprus and renamed URRIDA. 499
Urriðafoss (2) 1972 ex- VESTURLAND (2) 1985 chartered from Nesskip hf., Seltjarnarnes and renamed URRIÐAFOSS. 1990 sold to Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík, name u/ch. 1991 sold to Stevn Sea Schif. GmbH., Antiqua and renamed STEVNS SEA. 2,832
Vega 1978 ex- BRÚARFOSS (3) 1996 sold by Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands to Vega Line Ltd., Antiqua (Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands) and renamed VEGA. 1998 sold to Belcan N.V., Belgia (Euroship Services Ltd., London) and renamed AMANDINE. 7,122

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