TORDENSKJOLD

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Henk
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TORDENSKJOLD

Post by Henk » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:23 pm

TORDENSKJOLD
In the Rute: 1920; 1929; May 1946 - June 1950
Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab - Trondheim
Delivered April 1906 by Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted - Trondheim (123)
205'9" x 195' x 29'7" x 22'7" x 15'6"
921 grt; 840 dwt
3 cylinder Triple Expansion from the yard
741 ihp
12 knots
Passengers 200
Newbuilding for the price of 348.000 Nkr
Sold In February 1951 renamed WENDUYNE by Ostend Remorquage Letzer SA (Sleepdienst Letzer NV) - Antwerpen

05-04-1910 grounded near Egersund.
29-01-1913 grounded near Bardalsøen Ranafjorden. To Bodø for repairs.
28-05-1913 in collission with TRANKEBAR in Nord-Sjøen.
07-03-1919 grounded in Hånæs betweenn Grytten and Tungenes Fyr. In Bergen repaired.
10-02-1937 enginefailure near Rissa and bye FOSEN towed to Kjelskade.
From 1940 till 1945 seized by "Nortraship".
03-05-1940 attacked by airplanes in Solbergfjorden.
09-06-1940 escaped from Honningsvåg via Spitbergen to Iceland.
From 17-06-1940 in in Brittain as army-transportship.
In June 1944 depot-ship for the landing in Normandie.
In June 1950 laid-up in Trondheim.
24-06-1954 arrived in Brugge to be broken up; this was the only trip under Belgian flag. During the Korean war and threat of a third WW Letzer Letzer bought her as "Get away-ship" for his company

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Re: TORDENSKJOLD

Post by Magoonigal » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:26 pm

"24-06-1954 arrived in Brugge to be broken up; this was the only trip under Belgian flag. During the Korean war and threat of a third WW Letzer Letzer bought her as "Get away-ship" for his company"

I love the idea of her being used as a "Get away Ship".
Paul Hood.

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Re: TORDENSKJOLD

Post by Henk » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:19 am

When I will place the company of Letzer in a while, you will see both ships as WESTDIEP and WENDUYNE. :)
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