No she is not a former Smyril Line ferry but one of the Captains of her was the founder of Smyril Line.
She was sold to the Faroes around 1975 and renamed Smyril. Oli Hammer -the Captain- could see that she was far to smalll for the trade and then start Smyril Line. So actually that´s where the name SMYRIL came from-
Your wife is right...but don't tell her, they allways know they are right..LOL..
This ferry was no butterboat working out of Esbjerg, this vessel was the former "Morten Mols" built in Aalborg 1969.
She did serve Scrabster - Torshavn in the summer late 70s/early 80s till replaced by "Norrona"ex Gustav Vasa. and Aberdeen - Torshavn in the mid 90s as well as the inter - island routes. She was replaced in Autumn 2005 by a larger purpose built vessel from a Spanish yard for the Torshavn - Suderoy route