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Building contract  
Start of Production  
24/12/1942 Keel laid  
13/6/1943 Launch as PCE-830  
31/8/1943 Delivered to US Navy. Type Patrol frigate  
1943 Charter to Royal Navy named HMS Kilchernan  
1943 > 1945 She served under the Union Jack as a submarine destroyer at the western coast of  
Africa and the Gibraltar area.  
1947 Sold to Hardanger Sunnhordlanske D/S, Norway  
1947 - 1949 Rebuild to passanger ferry on Bergens Mekaniske Verkstetder, Bergen, Norway.  
New name Sunnhordland  
1949 Bergen - Sunnhordland route  
21/6/1973 Laid up  
13/11/1973 First time offered Sunnhorland to Fagerlines.  
25/1/1974 Fagerlines inspection of the ship in Bergen  
8/3/1974 Decision to buy a ship  
6/5/1974 Sold to Fager Lines , Ristiina, Finland on 540000 NOK  
7/5/1974 12.55 Departure from Bergen to Lappeenranta, Finland  
11/5/1974 18.00 Arrived to Lappeenranta, where ship spend a week before moving to Ristiina.  
18/5/1974 Sailed from Lappeenranta to Ristiina.  
5/1974 - Rebuild public areas and build larger cabins and technical updates.  
27/10- 14/11/1974 Drydocking on Wärtsilä Kotka shipyard.  
11/1974 Back to Lappeenranta, continued interior refit.  
16/5/1975 Seatrial and classification companys inspection  
5/1975 Charter and promotion cruises.  
31/5/1975 2 days Weekend cruises Savonlinna - Varkaus - Kuopio - Savonlinna and 4 days cruises from  
Savonlinna - Puumala - Lappeenranta - two first locks on Saimaa channel - Ristiina -  
Punkaharju - Savonlinna.  
3/8/1975 Narrowly avoided a collision with ss. Figaro near Olavinlinna, Savonlinna   
31/8/1975 End of Fagerlines first season  
6-7/9/1975 Voyage from savonlinna to Helsinki.  
9/1975 - 4/1976 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
4/1976 Charter for exhibition ship to Eastern-Finland tourism exhibition. First in Helsinki and 26-27.4 on Turku.  
30/4/1976 Evening cruises from Helsinki  
7/5/1976 Helsinki - Lappeenranta cruises  
29/5/1976 Weekend cruises Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna.  Holiday cruises  Lappeenranta - Puumala - Punkaharju - Savonlinna  -  
two locks on Channel of Saimaa - Lappeenranta.  Blue- Saimaa cruise Lappeenranta - Kyläniemi ( Anttola ? ) beach -Ristiina - Lappeenranta  
28/8/1976 Seasons ending on Lake of Saimaa  
4/9/1976 Lappeenranta - Helsinki cruise  
6/9/1976 Evening cruises from Helsinki and Helsinki - Lappeenranta cruises.  
9/1976 Two cruises Lappeenranta - Vyborg.  
4/10/1976 Drydocking on Valmet Suomenlinnan Telakka, Helsinki.  
10/1976 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
26/4/1977 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises.  
5/1977 Helsinki - Lappeenranta cruises  
20/5/1977 Weekend cruises Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna.  Holiday cruises  Lappeenranta - Puumala - Punkaharju - Savonlinna  -  
two locks on Channel of Saimaa - Lappeenranta.  Blue- Saimaa cruise Lappeenranta - Puumala -Ristiina - Lappeenranta  
20/8/1977 Lappeenranta  - Helsinki cruise  
21/8/1977 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises.  
10/1977 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
Winter 1977/1978 Build larger sundeck and Multi-purpose Room formely cardeck.  
11/5/1978 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises.  
20/5/1978 First cruise to Mariehamn  
10/6/1978 Weekend cruises Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna.  Holiday cruises  Lappeenranta - Puumala - Punkaharju - Savonlinna  -  
two locks on Channel of Saimaa - Lappeenranta.  Blue- Saimaa cruise Lappeenranta - Puumala -Ristiina - Lappeenranta  
6/1978 Was the first lake ship in Finland having strong alcohol sales licence.  
8/1978 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises.  
10/1978 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
10/5/1979 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises.  
17-18/5/1979 Kotka - Vyborg - Lappeenranta cruise  
6/1979 Weekend cruises Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna.  Holiday cruises  Lappeenranta - Puumala - Imatra - Savonlinna  -  
two locks on Channel of Saimaa - Lappeenranta.  Blue- Saimaa cruise Lappeenranta - Puumala -Ristiina - Lappeenranta  
8/1979 Evening cruises from Helsinki, Helsinki / Kotka - Lappeenranta cruises and charter cruises.  
1/9/1979 SB side main engine damaged. Rest of season used one main engine.  
21/9/1979 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
Wnteri 1979/1980 Main engine repaired on Helsinki. Build two new Deluxe and and two A-cabins on Boat deck.  
Bar builded on Red Lounge. Two aft lifeboat removed.  
13/5/1980 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises.  
6-9/1980 Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna and  Helsinki / kotka -Lappeenranta / Vyborg cruises.  
22/9/1980 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
21-29/10/1980 Drydocking on Wärtsilä Kotka shipyard.  
18-24/11/1980 Changed SB main engine on Ruoholahti, Helsinki.  
4/12/1980 Three years charter to Saimaan Laivamatkat OY . Later change name to Saimaan Laivat OY  
14/5/1981 5-6 hours evening cruises and Helsinki - Vyborg - Lappeenranta cruises  
24/6/1981 Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna and Lappeenranta - Vyborg cruises  
18/8/1981 5-6 hours evening cruises and Helsinki - Vyborg cruises  
24/9/1981 End of cruise season.  
8/11/1981 Saimaan Laivat was chartered ship to as a accommodation ship to Rauma-Repola OY, Pori. And without shipowner permisssion.  
7-8/11/1981 Kristina Brahe sailed from Helsinki to Pori  
1/12/1981 Saimaan Laivat OY went a bankrup. Kristina Brahe returned to Fagerlines.  
16/12/1981 Kristina Brahe arrived back to Helsinki  
16-17/12/1981 Leak side of engineroom.  
21/12/1981 36 days drydocking on Valmet Suomenlinnan Telakka, Helsinki.  
26/1/1982 Laid up on Helsinki  
5/1982 5-6 hours evening cruises and Helsinki - Vyborg -Lappeenranta cruises and charter cruises  
mid June / 1982 Tuesday, Thursday and saturday Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna and Sunday Lappeenranta - Vyborg cruises  
8/1982 5-6 hours evening cruises and Helsinki - Vyborg cruises and charter cruises  
13/9/1982 First  Helsinki - Tallinna cruise  
27/9 -25/11/1982 Drydocking  
11/10/1982 First contact to sell or chartered Kristina Brahe to Rannikkolinjat  (Kristina Cruises)  
25/11/1982 Laid up winter on Helsinki  
1983 Modified ship to operate international waters.  
5/1983 5-6 hours evening cruises and three Helsinki - Vyborg - Lappeenranta cruises, and charter cruises  
13-15/6/1983 First Helsinki - Leningrad cruise  
17/6/1983 Tuesday, Thursday and saturday Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna and Sunday Lappeenranta - Vyborg cruises  
mid aug. 1983 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises. Total two Leningrad and six Tallinn cruises for this season.  
17/9/1983 End of summer season  
8/11 - 9/12/1983 Christmas party cruises from Helsinki.  
10/12/1983 Laid up winter on Helsinki. Build more toilets to cabins updated Multi-purpose Room  
4/5/1984 5-6 hours evening cruises and three Helsinki - Vyborg -Lapeenranta cruises, and charter cruises  
Mid June 1984 Tuesday, Thursday Lappeenranta - Puumala - Savonlinna and Friday and Sunday Lappeenranta - Vyborg cruises  
Mid Aug. 1984 Evening cruises from Helsinki and charter cruises. Total three Leningrad and seven Tallinn cruises for this season.  
1984 Another plan to sell a ship to  Rannikkolinjat OY, Kotka  
11-12/1984 Negotiations on the sale of the Kristina Brahe to Rannikkolinjat OY.  
28/12/1984 Sold to Rannikkolinjat OY (Kristina Cruises), New homeport Kotka  
   
10/1986 Replace shortly Georg Ots in Helsinki - Tallinn route when  Georg Ots was in accommodation ship on Reykjavik.  
1987 Rebuild more cabins with private facilities.  
   
11/5/1991 Savonlinna / Lappeenranta / Kotka / Helsinki - Vyborg cruises. Kotka - Uuras cruises.  
31/8-1/12/1991 Kotka - Vyborg cruises  
8/5/1992> Savonlinna / Lappeenranta / Kotka - Vyborg cruises. Kotka - Uuras cruises. Kotka - Kronstadt cruises  
3/5/1993 Kotka - Vyborg, Kotka to Gulf of Finland Ilands. Kotka - Kronstadt cruises  
3/9-28/11/1993 Kotka - Vyborg cruises. On November, Evening on sea cruises from Kotka  
   
1997 Rebuild more cabins with private facilities.  
   
30/4-5/12/1999 Lappeenranta - Vyborg and Kotka - Vyborg - Lappeenranta cruises. Midsummer also Lappeenranta - Savonlinna cruises  
28/4-8/7/2000 Lappeenranta - Vyborg and Kotka - Vyborg - Lappeenranta cruises.  
8-14/7/2000 Opera Cruise Kotka - St. Petersburg - Savonlinna - Lappeenranta  
14/7-5/12/2000 Lappeenranta - Vyborg and Kotka - Vyborg - Lappeenranta cruises.  
   
30/4/2005 Daycruises from Kotka  
16-26/5/2005 Bird migration on the Finnish Archipelago from Helsinki  
2/6-25/8/2005 Helsinki - Kasnäs - Korppoo - Kökar - Mariehamn - Utö - Jurmo - Högsåra - Helsinki cruises and Helsinki - Kotka -  
Lappeenranta - Savonlinna - Puumala - Lappeenranta - Kotka - helsinki cruises.  
2/9-5/12/2005 Day cruises from Kotka and Hamina  
   
12/2007-5/2008 Build bigger sundeck and bar. Also bow thruster installed and build new cabins on deck 1. and 4.  
13-25/5/2008 Bird migration on the Finnish Archipelago from Helsinki  
4/9-23/8/2008 Helsinki - Jussarö - Tammisaari - Jurmo - Utö - Kökar - Nauvo - Helsinki cruises and Helsinki - Kotka - Lappeenranta  
- Savonlinna - Puumala - Lappeenranta - Kotka - helsinki cruises.  
24/8-9/9/2008 Cruises to Turku archipelago and west coast of Finland  
17/9-31/10/2008 Cruises on Lake Saimaa and Lake Kallavesi  
1/11-6/12/2008 Lunch cruises from Lappeenranta and Kotka.  
   
7/6/2010 Kristina Cruises published plans to looking buyer on Kristina Brahe .  
9/8/2010 Run aground near Sulkava, Lake of Saimaa, no damages to ship.  
30/8/2010 Last arrival to Helsinki. September cruises cancelled.  
9/2010 Sold to Saimaan matkaverkko Oy, Lappeenranta , Finland  
New name Brahe and homeport Lappeenranta.  
10/2010 First arrival to home port  
28/5 - 6/6/2011 Lappeenranta (Nuijamaa) - Vyborg day cruises.  
6-12/6/2011 Continue another week on Vyborg cruises due to delays of ms. Carelia repairing.  
12/6-21/8/2011 Cruises from Helsinki, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Puumala and Savonlinna and charter cruises  
22/8/2011 Winter laid up at Lappeenranta  
8/5-26/8/2012 Cruises on Turku archipelago , Gulf of Finland, Saimaa canal and lake of Saimaa  
27/8/2012 Winter laid up at Lappeenranta  
9/5-25/8/2013 Cruises on Turku archipelago , Gulf of Finland, Saimaa canal , lake of Saimaa and Hamina - Vyborg cruises  
   
25/8/2014 Chartered to Nordisk Cruise Line, Denmark.  
9/2014 Short cruises from Faaborg and Faaborg - Flensburg cruises  
1/10/2014 Faaborg - Flensburg cruises cancelled.  
3/2015 Charter with Nordisk Cruise Line cancelled. Summer 2015 season operated  Saimaa Travel  
6-8/2015 3-4 days cruises from Denmark and shorter cruises  
Cruises cancelled  
28/7/2015 Used as hotel ship for few days.  
8/2015 Laid up at Flensburg  
30/9/2015 Voyage from Flensburg to Hamina.  
10/2016 Some cruises from Hamina.  
Winter 2015/16 Laid up at Hamina  
6/2016 LOI to sell Brahe to HSD Sunnhordland AS, Norway  
7/7/2016 Voyage to Lappeenranta.  
8/7/2016 Lappeenranta - Vyborg cruises replace Carelia.  
8/2016 Laid up shortly at Lappeenranta.  
14-15/8/2016 Voyage from Lappeenranta to Netaman shipyard, Tallinn.  
18/8/2016 Delivered to new owner. Norwegian flag  
Drydocking and removing cabins at Tallinn.  
Rebuild ship as she was in 1948  
New name Sunnhordland.