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Name: BANGOR
Type: Corgo Ship
Launched: 10/10/1911
Completed: 12/1911
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 173
Dimensions: 5133grt, 3185nrt, 385.0 x 54.0 x 27.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 74 x 48ins), 516nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1915: 57841)
History:
12/1911 Fred Olsen & A/S, Kristiania
1914 Rederi A/S Bangor, Oslo
1915 British Admiralty; registered at Port Stanley; renamed SEATTLE
1915 British Government; registered at London
1919 Government of South Africa, London
1927 Matsuoka Kisen KK, Fuchu; renamed TOYOKAWA MARU
05/07/1945 Sank
Comments: 14/03/1915: Seized by HMS BRISTOL in the Strait of Magellan
BANGOR was carrying coal & stores for German commerce raider SMS DRESDEN
05/07/1945: Sunk by an aerial mine off Shimonoseki, Japan


Above photo as BANGOR is courtesy of Morten Bjorndalen

Above photo as TOYOKAWA MARU is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter E Frost collection