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M/S Titania
Updated Sept. 18-2012

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Manager: Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg

Launched on Febr. 11-1937 by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstads A/B, Malmö (Yard No. 198), completed May 4-1937. 6704 gt, 4081 net, 10 090 tdwt, 479.1' x 62.3' x 28.8', two 7 cyl. 2 scda oil engines totalling 11 600 ihp by the shipbuilders driving twin screws. Service speed 17 knots. 820 cu. ft. of refrigerated cargo. 12 passengers.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5


As will be seen when going to Page 1, Titania arrived Zamboanga (from Cebu) on Apr. 9-1940, the day Norway was invaded by the Germans, proceeding to Manila that same day, with arrival Apr. 12. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2 (it'll be noticed that she had a long stay in New York at the end of that year, with further long stays there the following year).

There's a handwritten note on Page 3 saying she ran aground off Point Noire in July-1942; I have no further details on this. From the same document, we learn that she later spent a long time in New York, from Sept. 5, when she had arrived New York from Takoradi, to Dec. 5, when she left again for Lagos, where she arrived Dec. 19. This document also shows her 1943 voyages as well as a few 1944 voyages, while the rest can be found on Page 4, which also has most of her 1945 voyages. See also Page 5. Occasional long stays in port are shown all through her record. Page 5 also indicates she went home to Norway in the spring of 1946, but arrival there is not given.


Sold on Nov. 28-1961 to Marvuelo Cia. Nav. S.A. (Michail A. Karageorgis S.A., subsequently Michail A. Karageorgis (Hellas) Ltd., managers), Greece and renamed Aristotelis. Delivered at Shanghai to Chinese shipbreakers on May 14-1969.

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This was the company's 3rd out of 4 ships by this name.

Italy had a steamship named Titania in WW II, built 1918, 5397 gt - torpedoed and sunk by a British submarine on Oct. 20-1942, south of Lampedusa.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: Wilh. Wilhelmsen fleet list and misc. (ref. My sources).


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