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1924-1950 General cargo

TAIWAN 1924-1.jpg

Buildingyard: Deutsche Werft A.G., Hamburg

Built year: 1924

Yard no: 64


Tonnage: GRT: 5502/ NET: 3359/ TDW: 9159

Dims : LOA: 426,8/ BR: 55,2/ DR: 27,6ft

Machinery: 2 x 6-cyl by Algemeine Electrisitäts Gesellschaft A.G., Berlin

                    Twin screw

IHP: 3100

Speed: 11,5 knots

Passengers: 12

Photo: Unknown

09.02.1924: Launched by Deutsche Werft A.G., Hamburg

05.07.1924: Completed. Price paid: 2.613.118,32NOK

21.04.1946: In collision in Gulf of Suez with British steamtanker BRITISH HUSSAR, 6954/ 23 when leaving Suez Roads. On voyage from

                     Quilon to New York. Beached with her deck awash.

15.50.1946: Refloated. Repaired and returned to service

14.03.1950: Stranded 3 miles SE of Rock Islet, close to St.John's Rock. in pos 23.35N, 36.05E (Red Sea). On passage from Basra to Gothenburg

                     with grain and general cargo. Got off without assistance 15.03.1950. Taking in water and had to be beached in pos 23..44N, 35.50E. 

                     She later sank. The crew was taken up by a British vessel. Master was fined for neglect in the navigation

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