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Name: BELPAMELA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/11/1927
Completed: 02/1928
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 1028
Dimensions: 3215grt, 1869nrt, 329.6 x 49.2 x 21.2ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, Sulzer type, 4cyl (23.5 x 41.75ins), 358nhp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
02/1928 A/S Rederiet Belmoira (Christen Smith, manager), Oslo
1936 Belships Co Ltd Skibs A/s (Christen Smith, manager), Oslo
11/04/1947 Sank
Comments: A heavy lift ship with long holds for awkward cargoes
11/06/1940: Confiscated by German Government at Drammen
1945: Returned to owners
11/04/1947: Foundered in a storm at 37.44N - 53.03W, 700 miles SE Nova Scotia
On a voyage from New York to Cherbourg with a cargo of 17 x railway engines
Loss attributed to "rolling cargo bursting out of the ship's side"


Above photo is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo is courtesy of Richard Cox

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