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Name: ASHMORE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/02/1931
Completed: 04/1932
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 1069
Dimensions: 5817grt, 3449nrt, 396.2 x 55.1 x 32.1ft; (1953: 6782grt, 424.5ft)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (23.63 x 41.75), 583hp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Engineers) Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162694
History:
04/1932 AG Allen, London
1934 Skibs A/S Aino (CH Sørensen & Sønner), Arendal; renamed AINO
1940 Kriegsmarine (JT Essberger); renamed DIEDENHOFEN
08/1945 Skibs A/S Aino (CH Sørensen & Sønner), Arendal; renamed AINO
1961 Soc des Transports Internationaux, Monaco; renamed SAINT ROMAN
06/11/1965 Broken up
Comments: 03/02/1931: Launched for Skibs A/S Ashmore (B Jacobsen), Arendal
28/06/1940: Seized by German forces at Sandefjord
12/09/1940: Struck mine off Den Helder. Repaired
1940: Modified to allow “over the bow” refuelling of other ships whilst being towed
08/1945: Recovered by owners
1953: Lengthened and re-engined, 424.5ft, 6782grt
06/11/1965: Arrived at Castellon for breaking


Above photo as AINO courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AINO copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum

Above photo as AINO courtesy of K Cunnington

Above photo as DIENENHOFEN courtesy of K Jeller

Sunderland Daily Echo & Shipping Gazette, Tuesday, 3rd February 1931