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1907-1917 Bulk Carrier


Buildingyard: Ropner & Sons Ltd., Stockton

Built year: 1907

Yard no: 439


Tonnage: GRT: 4739/ NET: 2889/ TDW: 7600

Dims : LOA: 359,9/ BR: 52,6/ DR: 24,7ft

Machinery: 3-cyl triplexp steamengine by Blair & Co. Ltd. Stockton

IHP: 2030

Speed: 10,0 knots

Photo: WW Fleetlist 150years

THOR was the first bulkcarrier for Wilh. Wilhelmsen

At the time of completion she was the biggest steamhip under Norwegian flag

08.09.1907: Launched by Ropner & Sons Ltd., Stockton

26.10.1907: Completed. Price paid: 875.883,25.

17.10.1913: Stranded outide Karatsu, Japan during a typhoon. Refloated 20.10 and towed to Nagasaki for repairs. After 2 months at the

                     yard she was back in service.

18.11.1917: Abandoned by her crew in sinking condition NW of Hawaii. POs 34.161W. They were overwhelmed by a hurricane while on 

                     passage from San Fransisco to Hong Kong with general cargo

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