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1917 General cargo (steam)


Buildingyard: Joseph L. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland

Built year: 1917

Yard no: 513


Tonnage: GRT: 5524/ NET: 3530/ TDW: 7700

Dims: LOA: 385,0/ BR: 53,7/ DR: 31,6ft


Machinery : 3-cyl triple exp steam engine by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland

BHP/ IHP: 2200

Speed: 11,00 knots


15.06.1916: Launched 

09.03.1917: Completed. Price paid: NOK 1.356.150,28

                     Requistioned by the British Government and placed under British flag. Renamed ORTONA. By arrangement under management by

                     Furness, Withy & Co. (Reg owner: The Gulf Line Ltd.) London

21.06.1917: Torpedoed and sunk 140 miles SSW of the Fastnet in pos 49.01N 09.55W by the German submarine U-150. On passage from 

                     Philadelphia to London. Loaded With general cargo

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