Themistocles

Vessel name on Arrival: Themistocles

Original Builder: Harland & Wolff of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Original Yard No: 412

Official Number: 129349

Vessel Type: passenger

GRT: 11231

Year Built: 1911

Arrival Date: 29/11/1947

Breakup Started: 01/12/1947

Date First Beached: 27/01/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 21/04/1948

Draught For’d: 10' 3"

Draught Aft: 14' 0"

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