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Name Official number Flag IMO
SAPHIR    NOR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1920  1920/03   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow Castle Works  321 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2393 grt / 1407 nrt / 296.1 ft  44.3 ft  20.3 ft   
Engine builder Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow
Engine detail
1-screw. T3Cyl.(22,35 & 59 - 39)in. 180lb 250nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
D/S A/S Saphir - P. Lindoe & Co. A/S, Haugesund  Haugesund   
Other names
1922 FERM - 1930 ASTRA - 1940 ASTRA II 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1922 Angbats A/B Ferm - Dan Brostrom, Kristinehamn
1929 A/S D/S Orion - C. P. Jensen, Copenhagen
10/04/1940 seized at Leith by U.K.
1940 Ministry of Shipping - J. S. Stranaghan & Co., London / Cardiff 
Vessel history
Launched for Butler Wang, sold while fitting out
1940 ON 167460 London 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Torpedoed 29/08/1940 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed in North Atlantic by U.100 in 56.09N - 12.14W on passage Tyne for Rimouski in ballast. 
 

 



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