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Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1903  27/01/1903  03/1903 
Vessel type Vessel description
Refrigerated Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Russell & Co, Port Glasgow Kingston Yard  502 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5155 grt / 3356 nrt / 385.0 ft  51.0 ft  24.0 ft   
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
T3cyl (28, 45, 75 x 54in), 546nhp, 1 screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Nelson Line (Liverpool) Ltd - mng H & W Nelson Ltd, London  London   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1925 Nelson Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London - same managers
1929 J Bennett (Billingsgate) Ltd, London
1930 Northland Ltd - mng Kaye, Son & Co Ltd, London
1932 Thorland Ltd - mng London Whaling Co Ltd (Erling D Naess), London
1933 mng Christian Salvesen & Co, Leith?
1940 A/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord?
1946 Norwegian Government (Fiskeridirektoratet, Trondheim), Norway - reg Trondheim
1947 Rafikslaget, Norway
1948 A/S D/S Thorland - mng Johannes Overa, Trondheim 
Vessel history
1929 converted to fish carrier for halibut fisheries in Davis Strait, Greenland (fishery number LO 28) on behalf Richard Irwin, Aberdeen and Associated Fisheries, London & Grimsby
1931 Irwin sold interests to Thor Dahl, Sandefjord for halibut fishery, but kept under British flag as UK introduced a 10% duty on Norwegian fish; active 1923-1937
1937 reported laid up at Sandefjord
12/4/1940 seized by German forces at Sandefjord (still a British vessel) and used there as a storeship

5/1945 recovered by British forces at Tonsberg
1946 ford storeship at Oslo 
1914 5165grt 3327nrt; 1930 5201grt 3356nrt; c1932 5208grt 3360nrt

Thorland Ltd was probably controlled by Thor Dahl of Sandefjord. 
End year Fate / Status
1951  Broken Up 08/08/1951 
Disposal Detail
8/8/1951 arrived at Faslane for breaking by Metal Industries Ltd. 


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