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Name: SAMPO
Type: Icebreaker
Launched: 21/04/1898
Completed: 05/1898
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 679
Dimensions: 1339grt, 91nrt, 201.8 x 42.9 x 18.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (19.5, 31 & 52 x 36ins) & T3cyl (21.5, 34 & 57 x 36ins), 357nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; IMO: 5601174
History:
05/1898 Government of Finland
09/05/1960 Broken up
Comments: Designed with propellers at bow and stern
Final contracted price 49,650
09/05/1960: Arrived at Mathildedal for breaking up by Teijon Tehtaat


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

The Marine Engineer 01/05/1898