MS TORNATOR (OFEW, IMO/LR) Valmistunut/completed 1912.2.17, København, A/S Burmeister & Wains Maskin- og Skibsbyggeri. Tilattu/ordered 1910.12.5. The first motorship in the world built for the sea traffic, 22 passengers.
7385 dwt, 2 x 1340 bhp, 117.89 m, 16.16 m, 7.39 m.
1912.2.17: SELANDIA, ØK - A/S Det Østasiatisk Kompagni A/S København. Mainly Far East trading 1936.11.13: NORSEMAN, Rederi A/S Norseman, Panama (Odd Godager, Oslo) 1939: NORSEMAN, Norseman Steamship Co. Inc. Panama (Bulk Carriers Corp. New York). Due to war laid up in Norway and again for sale.
1940.11.15: TORNATOR, homeport Helsinki. Ab Finska Amerika Linjen Oy (Birger Krogius) Helsinki. Price USD 254000. Delivery in Sandefjord, Norge.
1941.3.8: TORNATOR. Left Liinahammari, Petsamo opening new Finland - Far East line via Panama canal to Yokohama. The ship was loaded with 1700 tons of Swedish general cargo (steel) and 4475 tons of Finnish cellulose and arrived at Yokohama 27th May. Because of the war continued trading between Japan and China, timechartered by Yamashita Kisen K.K. Kobe.
1942.1.26: TORNATOR, enroute China to Japan with salt cargo grounded at Omaisaki between Nagoya and Yokohama. The crew were rescued by local fishermen. The ship broke in two on January 30.
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