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1929-1961 General cargo

TEMPLAR 1929-1.jpg

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Buildingyard: Deutsche Werke A.G., Kiel

Built year: 1929

Yard no: 221


Tonnage: GRT: 6749/ NET: 4047/ TDW: 12475

Dims : LOA: 461,4/ BR: 60,6/ DR: 29,0ft

Machinery 1929: 2 x 8-cyl by the shipbuilders

Machinery 1953: 2 x 5-cyl by Howaldtswerke A.G., Hamburg

IHP 1929: 7000

IHP 1953: 8000

Speed 1929: 14,5 knots

Speed 1953: 15,0 knots

Passengers: 12

19.01.1929: Launched by Deutsche Werke A.G. Kiel

25.03.1929: Completed. Price paid: 3.074.709,39NOK

10.08.1940: Seized by Germans in Oslo

23.11.1940: Served as SPEERBRECHER 17

17.05.1945: Retaken in damaged condition at Kiel. Towed to Malmø for repairs.

05.07.1947: Returned to service in the Norway-Africa-Australia Line

10.01.1948: Suffered an underwater explosion after what believed to be a mine. In pos 52.48N, 04.31E. On voyage from 

                     Macassar and Rotterdam to Oslo.

13.01.1948: Arrived at Stavanger with deck- and enginedamage

00.00.1953: Reengined by Howaldtswerke A.G., Hamburg with MAN-engine

15.12.1961: Sold to Achilles Frangitas, Lebanon. Renamed KATERINA

00.00.1967: Sold to Rea Shipping Co.Ltd., Cyprus

20.01.1972: Delivered to China National Machinery Import & Export Corp., Shanghai for demolition

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