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Manager: Alf Lindø, Haugesund
Delivered in Dec.-1919 as Frithjof Eide from Campeltown Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Campeltown to Birger Pedersen & Søn, Haugesund. 1264 gt, 747 net, 2060 tdwt, 299.4' x 35.8' x 15.5', Triple exp. 825 ihp (Ross & Duncan, Glasgow). Sold to England in 1923 and renamed Hillbrook (of Cardiff), then in 1929 she sailed as Ebchester (of Newcastle). Purchased by Erling Mortensen A/S, Oslo in Oct.-1936 and renamed Ragni. Sold to D/S A/S Alf Lindøs Rederi, Haugesund on Apr. 28-1939.
Struck a mine near Hartlepool on Dec.15-1939 when on a voyage Hull-Malmö with a cargo of coal and coke. 6 died.
The following are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway:
Ron Young, England has given me:
(See also my text for H.C. Flood).
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Other ships by this name: Norway later had another ship by this name after the war - follow this link to Gezina for more. The Historical Index of the Great Lakes website also has info on this ship (type "Ragni" in the search field for vessel, then click on the little box with the item No. for Lake Erie). Also, in 1976 a motor vessel by this name was delivered to owners in Oslo, 1589 gt. Later names: Alantes 1980 (of Haugesund), Vibro Star 1988 (Farsund), Danish Birkholm 1998, Cygnus 2000, Dania Kirsten 2002 (still Danish).
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Våre gamle skip" , Leif M. Bjørkelund and E. H. Kongshavn, and misc.