Torrens

1939 General cargo

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Buildingyard: Kockums Mek. Verkstad A/B., Malmoe/ Sweden

Built year: 1939

Yard no: 209

Tonnage : GRT: 6713/ NET: 4090/ TDW: 10300

Dims: LOA: 479,1 BR: 62,3/ DR: 28,8ft

Machinery: 2 x 7-cyl by the shipbuilder driving twin screws.

BHP: 11600       

Speed: 17,00knots

Ref space: 820cbft

Passengers: 12

Photo: Chris Howell

05.04.1939: Launched

31.05.1939; Completed. Price paid: NOK 3.655.395,17

**During the years 1942 to 1946 the vessel was operated on behalf of United States War Shipping Adm by Barber Steamship Ltd/ American West African Line as a troopship. The capacity was upto 1702 passengers. The vessel was known as "THE SHIP OF GOOD CHEER"

03.06.1966: Sold to Dimitra Cia Nav SA. (Michail A. Karageorgis and E.T. Kolintzas), Greece. Renamed GEORGIOS M

13.04.1970: Sold for scrapping to H.Si Le Kou, Bejing/ China. Delivered at Hsinkang to scrappers