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Name: NATAL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/05/1914
Completed: 06/1914
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 215
Dimensions: 4171grt, 2638nrt, 360.0 x 51.3 x 27.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (21.5, 36.5 & 62 x 42ins), 326nhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
06/1914 A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni, Copenhagen
1915 A/S D/S Orient, Copenhagen
1930 Angfartygs A/B Pallas (Alex Pedersen). Gothenburg; renamed BRAGE
1934 A/B Orient (Thr Kramer) Abo; renamed ORIENT
21/07/1944 Sank
Comments: 1914: Engine taken from the company’s PANGAN built and engined by
Barclay Curle in 1909 and converted to a motor ship in 1914-1915
21/07/1944: Sank after being torpedoed by British aircraft south of
Helgoland in a German convoy from Jade Bay to Emden with ore


Photo as ORIENT