Themistocles

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Themistocles
Vessel Type: 
Passenger
Official Number: 
129349
GRT: 
11,231
Draught For'd: 
10' 3"
Draught Aft: 
14' 0"
Year Built: 
1911
Arrival Date: 
29/11/1947
Breakup Started: 
01/12/1947
Date First Beaching: 
27/01/1948
Breakup Completed: 
22/04/1948
Original Builder: 
Harland & Wolff of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Original Yard No.: 
412
Name Changes: 

 
1911  :   Aberdeen White Star Line
1932  :   Shaw, Savil & Albion Line
1937  :   Norfolk & North American Steam Shipping Company Limited
1946  :   Shaw, Savil & Albion Line

Other Information: 

Large twin-screw cargo-passenger liner built for the Aberdeen White Star Line (Managers G. THompson & Coy. Ltd.) for operating between Europe and South Africa / Australia.
 
Launched :   22-09-1910                     Completed : 12-01-1911
 
Dimensions  :  152.6 metres  x  19.0 metres                                       GRT :  11,231 tons        
 
Propulsion :  Quadruple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine giving a commercial speed of 15 knots
 
1911  :  Maiden Voyage :  London - Sydney
1914  :  Served throughout WWI as a Troop Transport, steaming 220,000 miles and transporting 51,500 troops
1920  :  First post-WWI voyage :  Liverpool - Brisbane
 
1946  :  Laid up in the River Fal
1947  :  Sold to Arnott Young Shipbreaking for scrapping
24-08-1947  :  Arrived at Dalmuir on the Clyde for breaking
29-11-1947  :  Hulk arrived at Troon for final breaking of hull
 
 

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