SS OLOVSBORG (VBWG / OHBH, LR/IMO)
Valmistunut/Completed 1912.12.16: U.K. Pallion, Short Bros.
11300 / 9855 (since 1939) dwt, 3885 HP, 135.02 x 17.20 x 8.23 m
1912.12.16: ANGLO-EGYPTIAN, Nitrate Producers' Steamship Co Ltd , London
1927: OLOVSBORG, homeport Uusikaupunki. J. A. Zachariassen & C:o. Uusikaupunki. 1932.3.3: Newspaper The Advertiser, Adelaide: WANT DOUBLE WAGES TO ENTER WAR ZONE. Seamen Desert From Ship For Shanghai. Melbourne, March 2:
Laden with Victorian wheat for Shanghai, the Finnish cargo steamer Olovsborg, has been delayed at Williamstown by the refusal of members of the crew to take the vessel into the war zone without receiving double wages. The steamer has been loading in port for nearly a fortnight, but the disaffection did not break out until yesterday morning, when she was expected to leave. When the men were ordered to man the vessel they refused, claiming that they were entitled, according to their articles, to double wages. The captain warned the crew, but they persisted in their refusal to go to their positions.
The police were then sent for and three constables boarded the steamer. Officers pointed out to them three members of the crew, who, they stated, were the ringleaders, and had incited the others to disobey orders. The three men were arrested and taken to the watchhouse, where they were charged with having disobeyed the captain's orders. They appeared in Williamstown court today, and were remanded until next Tuesday.
Unemployed Seamen Signed On
Before the arrival of the police five other members of the crew deserted. Four unemployed seamen were signed on to fill some of the vacancies and the vessel left the wharf this morning and anchored in the bay. The remaining members of the crew gave no trouble. Two of the five seamen who left the ship were detained by the police yesterday, and were returned by launch; the other three men are stall ashore. The prosecution of the three alleged ringleaders is in the hands of the Vice-consul for Finland in Melbourne, Mr. H. C. Sleigh. The captain has refused to have the men aboard again and they will have to be deported to Finland. The crew is composed of Finns, with the exception of two Spaniards. It is expected that the steamer will leave tomorrow, although she may be delayed still further.
1938: J. A. Zachariassen & Co. Munkkiniemi, Helsinki
1942: LESTELOIDE, Brazilian Government, Rio de Janeiro. 1948 Brazilian Navy
1955: demolished Rio de Janeiro, Irmaos Almeida