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Name: ROTHA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched:
Completed: 01/1923
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 225
Dimensions: 1699grt, 994nrt, 260.5 x 37.7 x 16.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (20, 33 & 54 x 36ins), 208nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145502
History:
01/1923 Sharp & Co
1933 JR Trapp; renamed BIFROST
1954 Vogelsang Schonfeld; renamed PAULA VOGELSANG
1955 PD Hendry & Sons; renamed HERRIESBURN
23/01/1956 Sank
Comments: 22/01/1956: Caught fire 40 miles north of Helsingborg in the Kattegat
23/01/1956: Sank 20 miles north of Helsingborg


Photo of ROTHA in Aarlborg in 1929, courtesy of Clive Ketley

Photo as BIFROST, copyright of the Robert Bomans Collection