Two very different Swedish ships meet at New York harbor: Passenger liner GRIPSHOLM and training ship (later research vessel) ALBATROSS.
LR/IMO no: 5008370
Auxiliary 4-masted schooner training ship
1,052 grt; 1,450 dwt
Operator: Rederi A/B Albatross (Broströms), Gothenburg, Sweden. Flag: Swedish. Port of registry: Göteborg (Gothenburg)
Built 1942 by AB Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg, Sweden. Yard no: 976
Propulsion: (new engine 1957) eight-cylinder, four-stroke Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz medium-speed diesel of 1,000 bhp. Service speed: 9 knots
1967-sold to Suasam SA, Panama, converted to geophysical research vessel DONNA (Panama flag)
1969-renamed DOROTHEA (same operator/flag)
1970-sold to British Government Department of Trade & Industry (management by Ellerman’s Wilson Line) as weather ship/fishing fleet mother ship MIRANDA (British flag)
1981-sold to Frederick Oldham Ltd (scrap merchants?), Liverpool, name unchanged
1982-to Paul Iser, Hamburg, renamed ALBATROSS (West German flag)
1985-to Friedrich Beutelrock KG, Hamburg (name unchanged) with intention of conversion to tour vessel.
1996-to breakers at Riga, Latvia