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Name: BELJEANNE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/04/1926
Completed: 08/1926
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 1015
Dimensions: 7203grt, 4285nrt, 414.4 x 67.1 x 31.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.5 x 41.75in), 776nhp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
08/1926 Rederiet Belpareil A/S (Christen Smith), Oslo
1936 Belships Co Ltd Skibs (Christen Smith), Oslo
1937 Skibs A/S Ringwood (Olav Ringdal), Oslo; renamed RINGWOOD
14/10/1940 Sank
Comments: Designed as a heavy lift ship and with long hatches for awkward loads
14/10/1940: Captured & scuttled by German auxiliary cruiser ORION
about 800 miles north east of Nauru
On a voyage from Shanghai to Nauru in ballast


Above photo as BELJEANNE is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo as BELJEANNE is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo as BELJEANNE is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives - Walter E Frost collection