Ships Nostalgia banner
Bolivar burns

Bolivar burns

Cargoliner M/S Bolivar, B/N 480 burning on Saturday 23. februar 1946. The ship was delivered by Akers Mek. Verksted in 1946 to Fred. Olsen & Co, Oslo.

I looked up the event in a newspaper archive, and there it was said that they decided it was better to let the very inflammable materials burn o

Premium Member
41,200 Posts

IMO 5616455 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship.
Dim : Lpp x Beam - 135.7 x 17.5 mtr.
Built in 1941 by Aker Mekaniske Verksted A/S Oslo Norway as " BOLIVAR " for Fred Olsens Rederi A/S Oslo Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 5.230 / 2.995 / 7.500.
Main Engine : Aker Burmeister & Wain 2T 7-Cyl (620 x ???? mm) - 2 x bhp.

1941 - Launched, due to WWII obviously unfinished until autumn 1945.
22.2.1946 - Burned two days after handover.Repaired by Aker Mekaniske Verksted A/S Oslo Norway
12/1946 Delivered to A/S Ganger Rolf (Fred Olsen Rederi & Co A/S Oslo as manager) Oslo Norway - " BOLIVAR ".
3/1947: Grounded 4/3 at Kish Bank at the Lighthouse on voyage Liverpool to Dublin for unloading at the maiden voyage to South America . The ship was loaded with corn and general cargo. Later broke in two and became total wreckage.


Media information

Maritime Casualties & Breaking Yards
Added by
Date added
View count
Comment count
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media