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SVALBARD

I have put this photo into the Passenger ships category, as I feel she acted predominantly as a troop- and emigrant ship owned by the Norwegian government.
More info here: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?58317

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Location possibly New York. In June 1950 the US Coast Guard prevented the vessel from sailing to Rotterdam with 600 students on board. Reason: She would be a 'fire trap'. The students sailed by GENERAL BALLOU instead.
 

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IMO 5363029 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship.
Dim : L x B - LPP 127.5 x Beam 17.9 mtr.
Build in 1938 by Bremer Vulcan Schiffahrts & Maschinenfabrik Vegesack Bremen Germany as " TOGO " for Woermann Linie AG ( Deutsche Afrika-Linie G.m.b.H & Co KG Hamburg as manager ) Hamburg Germany.

Tonnage : grt /nrt / tdw - 5.049 / 2.900 / 6.950.
Main Engine : MAN Double action D8Z60/110 - 3.100 bhp.

1941 Requisitioned by Die Kriegsmarine Converted to Auxiliary Cruiser,renamed " CORONEL "
1942 Converted to minelayer.
1943 Converted to Night fighter direction vessel.
1945 Taken over by Norwegian Goverment as war indemnity,renamed " SVALBARD ".
1947 Converted to Troop Carrier for Royal Norwegian Navy.
1954 Sold to Ship A/S Tilthorn (J.Lind Kjøpsvik as manager) Narvik Norway,renamed " TILTHORN ".
1954 Converted to general cargo ship.
1954 Renamed " STELLA MARINA ".
1956 Sold to Woermann Linie AG ( DAL-Deutsche Afrika Linie GmbH & Co Hamburg as manager) Hamburg Germany,renamed " TOGO ".
1968 Sold to Taboga Enterpries SA Panama City Panama.renamed " LACASIELLE ".
1976 Sold to Atlantic Shipping Co SA Panama City Panama,renamed " TOPEKA ".

1984 Wrecked 8 miles east of coatzacoalcos river mouth mexico after dregging anchors in heavy weathers.




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