SS KEMI (VKLR -> OHFG, LR/IMO) Valmistunut/completed 1901.3.6, Rostock, A. G. Neptun.
3450 dwt, 1130 BHP, 92.11 x 12.50 x 5.63 m. Shipyard no 187.
1901.3.6: WESTFALEN, Rabien & Stadtlander, Geestemunde, Deutschland 1914.8: ZEMLYA, seized by Russian Navy. 1918: WESTFALEN, returned to owners. 1921: SPESSART, Ubersee Reederei AG, Geestemunde, Deutschland.
1932.6.29: KEMI, homeport Vaasa. Vaasan Laiva Oy, Vaasa. Price 52000 £. 1941.1.7: Enroute Petsamo - Curacao - Venezuela while bunkering in Horta sold to Rederi Ab Olivebank (Gustaf Erikson) Mariehamn. Price 38000 £ or 4 M FIM. 1941.4.28: OLIVIA, registered new name and homeport Mariehamn, the name in the ship remained KEMI at least to Boston. Loaded sugar in Salaverry/Peru for Petsamo. May - Juni loaded gasolin barrels in Norfolk. 1941.6.18: rescued 28 crewmembers of Belgian steamer MERCIER that was torpedoed by German U-204. Belgians were taken over by British IMPEROYAL to Halifax. The OLIVIA was ordered to proceed to Boston, where arrived fourth of July. Confiscated.
1941.12.8: US Coast Guard captured at Boston. 1941.12.27: US Maritime Commission. At first mgrs Flomarcy Steamship Co and ship renamed SAN JORGE. Accommodation rebuilt, repairs on deck and engineroom. 1942.10.6: ISOLATOR, renamed at Boston, Panamanian flag, mgrs Isbrandtsen Shipping Co, New York. 1945.11.24: Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, California.
1947.3.26: OLIVIA, homeport Mariehamn. Returned to owners at Suisan Bay. Rederi Ab Olivebank (Gustaf Erikson) Mariehamn. Loading in San Francisco and San Pedro feed for Malmö. 1948.6.11: Rederi Ab Valborg (Gustaf Erikson), Mariehamn. Price 6 M FIM. 1949.11.4: War time compensation from US Government 35,5 M FIM.
1957.1.17: OLIVIA, demolished Rosyth, Shipbreaking Industries Ltd. Price 42000 £ or 27 M FIM.
ISOLATOR status cards
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