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Name: TRUE BRITON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/03/1881
Completed: 04/1881
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 441
Dimensions: 1034grt, 634nrt, 225.0 x 31.2 x 16.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (24 & 52 x 33ins), 132nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 83825
History:
04/1881 Gibbs & Lee, Cardiff
1896 Motala Rederi A/B (Gustaf F Petterson) Motala; renamed LOVISA
1919 Anders Smith, Uddevalla
1937 Rederi A/B Ribj÷rn (Knudsen & Lindfors A/B), Helsingfors
1937 Renamed RIBJÍRN
1950 Laiva O/Y He-Tu (John Nurminen O/Y), Helsingfors; renamed ROINE
1952 Laiva O/Y Roine (Ilmari Tuuli), Helsingfors
20/03/1953 Sank
Comments: 12/09/1896: Stranded at Talriken near Arholma on a voyage from Stockholm to
Hernosand in ballast, sustaining heavy bottom damage
Sold to the salvors and repaired at Oskarshamn
12/1896: Repairs completed
20/03/1953: Sank after a collision with ss BRIARDENE in fog off Newarp LV
On a voyage from Casablanca to Bo'ness with a cargo of phosphate


Above photo as LOVISA copyright of the Museet for S°fart

Above photo as RIBJORN copyright of Hansen & Pedersen

Above photo as ROINE courtesy of Photoship