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Name: ASGARD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/07/1906
Completed: 09/1906
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 138
Dimensions: 4227grt, 2710nrt, 360.0 x 48.0 x 20.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 69 x 48ins), 372nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143437
History:
09/1906 Midgard Deutsche Seeverkehrs AG, Nordenham
1914 Government of Russia; renamed ALMA
1918 Midgard Deutsche Seeverkehrs AG, Nordenham; renamed ASGARD
1919 Government of Britain, London
1920 Government of Greece, Pireaus; renamed VASILISSA SOFIA
1923 Government of Greece, Pireaus; renamed LESVOS
1927 GF Andreadis, Chios, Greece; renamed DIONI
01/1941 Broken up
Comments: 08/11/1940: Wrecked at Sandy Haven Bay, South Wales
01/1941: Salved and then broken up by TW Ward at Milford Haven


Above photo as DIONI is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as DIONI is courtesy of Richard Cox

Shields Daily News, Wednesday, 25/07/1906