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RAUNI

The Finish RAUNI. This picture was taken at Oxelosund in 1966.

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Looks like she is all set up to load lumber.
We used to haul paper and lumber out of there.
 

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Yes I noticed that too, but I am sure I remember seeing her in Port Talbot and Narvik. My memory could be at fault, perhaps some others have information. Cheers.
 

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Roger, no trace of " Sagat",
but " Saggat" and "Suorva" were sisters built for Grangesberg Oxelosund in 1943 & 1944 repectively by A/B Gotaverken at Gothenburg.

Lloyds Register does not show them as strengthened for the carriage of ore but that might not preclude them from carrying it as the company's main trade was just that.
They were of the open shelter -deck type.

This is not the Grangesberg - Oxelosund funnel either.
That was Black with a yellow "G" within a yellow ring on a broad blue band. The name on the bow does not seem to match either ... hmmm. @>$%£*?&%

I have just done some research ! This is not the SAGGAT!! You have the wrong name.

See here for the real " Saggat" :-

http://www.kommandobryggan.se/granges/saggat.htm


Try again with a better clue please !
Might be a Finnish flag at the stern ?

Regards,
Rick
 

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Definitely a finnish flag, now finding the funnel is next....
 

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Yes looks like you are correct. I mis-identified this ship in the photo many years ago and did not check before posting it! It"s an interesting puzzle. You wil note I have changed the text now!
 

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It helps if we have the right clues Roger....(Jester)
& your negative is the wrong way round , the name reads backwards.

The ship is the British built, Finnish owned "RAUNI" launched in January 1950 by W.Gray & Co. Ltd., at Hartlepool.

She was built for the old established Danish company Dannebrog as the
" Spigerborg".

2,339 g.t. & 3,530 dwt.
L X B X D = 333'7" X 47'1" X 19'.
Mian engine = 1 2SA Central Marine Engineeering Works , 7cyl. producing 2,145 bhp. Speed not stated .

Sold and renamed "Rauni" in 1965 by the new owners Laiva Oy Selbi (Antti Lämpiainen), Helsinki.

Sold and renamed " Arion" in 1967. Greek flag.
Sold and renamed "Thetis C" in 1969.Greek flag.

Sunk by Indian air attack at Chittagong roads in position 22.08N 91.16E on 06/12/1971. three of her crew were killed.

Photo of her as built at :-
http://portcities.hartlepool.gov.uk/server.php?show=conMediaFile.215

Regards,
Rick ( With a little help from a pal in Finland !)
 

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Oooo,
real nice shot Ruud, thanks for that. Will you send me a high res. copy if you can please ?

many thanks,
Rick
 

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Ahoy Ruud,
all received . Perfect size , thanks very much .(Thumb)
Regards,
Rick
 

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