Delaware
1920-1928 General cargo

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Buildingyard: Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Haverton Hill-on-Tees

Built year: 1920

Yard no: 21

 

Tonnage 1920: GRT: 4501/ NET: 2787/ TDW: 7000

Dims 1920: LOA: 363,4/ BR: 52,2/ DR: 31,1ft

Tonnage 1929: GRT: 5453/ NET: 3287

Dims 1929: LOA: 401,5/ BR: 52,2/ DR: 31,1ft

Machinery: 3-cyl tripleexp steam engine by Richardson, Westgarth & Co.Ltd

IHP: 2200

Speed: 10,0 knots

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23.12.1920: Launched. WW purchased the vessel while under construction for Furness, Withy Group

                     Price paid: NOK 5.634.532,82

09.06.1928: Went aground at Argosgrund, near Orskär. On passage from Sanda to New Orleans with a cargo og woodpulp 

                     and manganeseore. Abandoned. Declared CTL

03.09.1928: The aftpart was refloated and towed to Kiel. New forepart fitted by Howaldtswerke A.G. This increased lenght to 401,5ft

                     and her grt to 5453.

00.00.1929: Sold to Nordeutscher Lloyd, Germany. Renamed THÜBINGEN

00.00.1934: Sold to Hamburg-Bremer Afrika-Linie GmbH (Woermann-Linie A.G.), Germany.

18.04.1945: Attacked and damaged by Halifax aircraft off Skagen in pos 57.41N, 10.36E. Sailed the next day for Flensburg for repairs

24.04.1945: Attacked together with 2 escortvessels by Halifax aircraft of Coastal Command in pos 57.12N, 1042E. Fire broke out and went         

                     out of control. The vessel susequently sank