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Name: NOREFOS launched as WAR GLADE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/09/1919
Completed: 01/1920
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 214
Dimensions: 3082grt, 1917nrt, 331.7 x 46.7 x 23.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 45ins), 310nhp
Engines by: North East Marine Engine Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
01/1920 Skibs A/S Thor Thoresens Linje, Oslo
1921 Den Norske Amerikalinje A/S, Oslo; renamed NOREFJORD
1949 A/S Ryvarden (FN Nordbo); renamed RYVARDEN
1954 Rolf Wigands Rederi, Bergen
1956 Halvorsen Shipping Co A/S, Bergen
1958 Pan-Norse SS Co SA (Wallem & Co); renamed NORSE LADY
22/08/1958 Sank
Comments: 11/09/1919: Launched as WAR GLADE for the British Government
14/08/1958: Ran aground off Parigi, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
16/08/1958: Captured by rebels, refloated & moved to Belang, North Sulawesi
The rebels then beached her at Belang
22/08/1958: Set on fire by gunfire from the Indonesian Navy
1965: Wreck refloated by Hong Kong purchasers
03/1966: Broken up at Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Photo as NOREFJORD copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum, Anders Beer Wilse Collection

Photo as NOREFJORD copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum, Anders Beer Wilse Collection