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Name: FRITHJOF I
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched:
Completed: 07/1921
Builder: Eltringham's Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 347
Dimensions: 2342grt, 1412nrt, 290.0 x 44.0 x 20.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 34.5 & 57 x 39ins), 203nhp
Engines by: Eltringham's Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
07/1921 Alf Monsen, Tonsberg, Norway
1927 Rob Nilson & Arild Nyquist, Norway; renamed FAGERSTEN
13/10/1942 Sank
Comments: 13/10/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U221, 500 miles east of Belle Isle Strait
Sailing as part of Convoy SC-104 on voyage New York to Liverpool with a cargo of lumber and 651 tons of steel. 19 crew members lost, 10 survived.


Photo as FAGERSTEN copyright of Stuart Smith