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Name: ATHENE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 24/04/1928
Completed: 06/1928
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 1024
Dimensions: 4681grt, 2644nrt, 345.6 x 53.5 x 27.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (23.5 x 47.25ins), 580nhp
Engines by: Ab Atlas Diesel, Stockholm
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/1928 Skibs A/S Varild (Alf Jakhelln), Oslo
1935 A/S Athene (Jorgen Bang), Kristiansand
10/06/1942 Sank
Comments: 10/06/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U559 at 31.12N 28.10E
On a voyage from Beirut to Tobruk with a cargo of petrol


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Above photo copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum, Per-Erik Johnsen collection