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D/S Mexicano
1911/14 General Cargo


Photo: N/A

Buildingyard: Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland

Built year: 1911

Yard no: 634


Tonnage: GRT: 3694/ NET: 2312/ TDW: 5824

Dims : LOA: 346,0/ BR: 46,8/ DR: 24,8ft

Machinery: 3-cyl triple exp by J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd

IHP: 2030

Speed: 11,00knots

Passengers: 40 on 1st class/ 64 on 3rd class

06.12.1911: Launched as MEXICANO for Norge Mexico Gulf Linien (G.M. Bryde). Reg in Kristiania (Oslo)

17.02.1912: Completed

06.01.1914: Taken over by Wilh. Wilhelmsen when thecompany aquired Norge Mexico Gulf Linien. Reg in Tønsberg. Price paid: NOK 892.971,52

11.04.1934: Sold to Lindholmen-Motala, Gothenburg for scrapping. Resold for further trading to Glückmanns Metallaffär - later Rederi A/B Ruth

                     (Leonard Glückmann). Renamed RUTH

07.05.1942: Damaged by allied airattack off Vlieland. On passage from Rotterdam to Gothenburg with a cargo of coal. Beached to avoid sinking.

                     Condemned as beyond repair

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