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M/S Thor I
To Thor I on the "Ships starting with T" page.
Here's another picture - external page. The site also has several pictures from when she was being built. See also this page (one picture on this page shows Thor Heyerdal's Kon-Tiki on board in 1947 - the site says that Kon-Tiki was to be taken from Tahiti to San Francisco, where she arrived in the morning of Sept. 29-1947).
Owner: Bryde & Dahls Hvalfangerselskap A/S.
Built by Framnæs mek. Værksted A/S, Sandefjord in 1938 for service in the Pacific. According to the external website that I've linked to above, she was delivered on Nov. 2.
As will be seen when going to Page 1 above, Thor I was on her way from Fanning Island to Manzanillo, Mexico when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document.
It'll be noticed, when going to Page 2, that she had quite a long stay in San Francisco at the end of 1941/beginning of 1942 and also spent a few weeks at Noumea that spring. She also remained in San Francisco for a month in the fall of 1943 - see Page 3. Similar long stays in port are shown all through her record.
Sold on Dec. 4-1953 to Vilhelm Torkildsen, Bergen and renamed Marstenen, had two more name changes (Hadera for AB Kullaberg, Haganäs, Sweden in 1957, and Skandinav, having been sold at auction on Jan. 14-1963, the Swedish company having gone bankrupt, according to this external website. She remained laid up at Helsinborg, without the new name having been painted on). She subsequently became the Greek owned Fani for Dimitrios Coustas & Nicolaos Gregoriou, Piraeus in Oct.-1963. Had a fire on board on Sept. 1-1969 while repairing at Piræus (the website above gives the date as Jan. 19, while undergoing repairs at St. George's Bay), and was towed out of port and beached on Salamis Island. Refloated the same month and taken to Eleusis for breaking up.
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Other ships by this name: Thor Dahl had previously had: