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17,716 gross 1925 at Newcastle by Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Swedish America Line 553ft x 74.4ft x 37.7ft 
 1924 Nov. 26, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 5057
 1925 Gothenburg - New York   
 1966 Scrapped at SpeziaAtlantic Journey ID 5058
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Gripsholm, Swedish America Line steamship
The M/S Gripsholm [Image from an old booklet]
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Gripsholm at New York
M/S Gripsholm at New York [old postcard]
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Her tonnage was 17 716 tons gross, 12 141 under deck and 10 224 net. The bridge and forecastle was 486 feet long. She was a steel construction, had 3 steel decks, weather deck partly sheathed in wood; 4th steel deck in No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 holds. She had 10 partly cemented bulkheads. The ship was fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery, wireless and Direction Finder. There was a cellular double bottom 481 feet long, 2 192 tons. Midship Deep Tank 40 feet, 157 tons; Forward Peak Tank 147 tons; Aft Peak Tank 168 tons. Propulsion: 2 - 4 stroke cycle, double acting oil engines with 12 cylinders of 33 1/16 inches diameter each; stroke 59 1/16 inches; 2 double ended boilers. The engine could deliver 2 537 nominal horsepower and was built by Akt. Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen. She had twin screws. Call sign: KFVN. Official registration #: 7236. Port of registry: Gothenburg
[Lloyd's registry of shipping, subm.Gilbert Provost]


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