Toran

Telemark,Norway

The steam tanker Toran was built in England in 1944 as an escort trawler under the name HMT Ailsa Craig, but ended up in Norway already two years later for new owners in Stavanger. She was in 1947 rebuilt and fitted out as a tanker. She sank outside Jomfruland after she was screwed down by ice under a journey from Bodø to Fredrikstad loaded with fish oil 19.February 1955. The wreck of Toran has not yet been found, but its believed she rest close to shore.


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Toran
HMT Ailsa Craig, Veslemøy 179,6 x 27,7 x 13,7 f
     
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657 grt
Beverley ( UK ) 1943 Oslo ( N )


Picture: HMT Ailsa Craig in 1944
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