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Name: BELMOIRA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/10/1927
Completed: 02/1928
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 1027
Dimensions: 3214grt, 1869nrt, 329.6 x 49.2 x 21.2ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.5 x 41.75ins), 387nhp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
02/1928 A/S Rederiet Belmoira, Oslo
1936 Belships Co Ltd Skibs A/S (Christen Smith, manager), Oslo
10/06/1940 Sank
Comments: A heavy lift ship with long holds for awkward cargoes
10/06/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U102 at 48.15N/10.30W
On a voyage from Dakar to Southampton in ballast


Above photo courtesy of George Robinson

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

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