1963 - 1967
General Cargo Motorship, Singledecker
Call: OFRT LR# 5428805 Ice class: II
2,358 GRT, 1,240 NRT, 3,450 dwt, 1,150 std
92.28 x 13.74 x 5.73 m
Diesel Engine 2 SA 4 cy. Sulzer
by the Shipbuilders
1,350 BHP 9 knots
Launched by Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ld., at Walker Shipyard in Newcastle (#998) and named BELDIS.
Completed and delivered to Skibs-A/S Christen Smith´s Rederi, (Christen Smith), Oslo.
Sold to Lambert Bros., Ld., London and renamed BELDISA.
Engine disabled on 26 Nov. in position 42.40 N, 10.16 W off Cape Finisterre while on voyage from Busreh to Plymouth with barley. Towed by Dutch tug Zwarte Zee to Plymouth, where arrived on 1 Dec. After discharge and examination towed by British tug Scotsman further on 22 Dec. to the Tyne with arrival on 26 Dec. at North Shields.
Sold in damaged condition to Leif Erichsens Rederi A/S, (Leif Erichsen), Bergen. Towed for repairs to Antwerp, where arrived on 27 Apr. Renamed HERMA, when sailed from Antwerp on 18 June.
Sold to A/S Rask, (Sigv. Risanger), Haugesund and renamed RASK.
Sold to Suomen Moottorilaiva Oy, (K.O. Weckström), Helsinki /Helsingfors (1110) and renamed SILJA. Managed by Fenno Shipping Co. Oy, Helsinki.
Owners went into liquidation while the vessel was laid up in Helsinki.
Sold at an auction to Varustamo Paavo Nurmi Shipowners, Helsinki and renamed SATU. Managed by Erkki Tilhe, Helsinki.
Acquired by Oy Thombrokers Ab, (Leo Jouhki), Helsinki and renamed MAKE, when delivered on 1 Dec.
Sold to Laiva Oy Ritva, (Erkki Poikonen), Rauma /Raumo (608) and renamed RITVA, when delivered on 6 Aug. Oy Thombrokers Ab remained as managers.
Managers changed to Nordlund & Poikonen.
Managers changed to Ritva Shipping Service.
Sold to Rigas Bros. & Dinos Mitropoulos, Piraeus and renamed MARIETTA.
Sold in the autumn to Greek shipbreakers for demolition.
© MAP 26.3.2004
Tyyppi Moottorialus (teräs)
Telakka W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ld., at Walker Shipyard in Newcastle