norwegian SS Norjerv (+1949)
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5775  grt
dimensions 124.9 x 16.5 x -- m
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 11.5  knots
yard no. 17
call sign
LNAJ  
LNAJ
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
other reasons blockship
date lost 26/06/1949  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Ames Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Seattle
last owner
[1]Norwegian Government
SS Norjerv (+1949)
period 1942 ~ 1949
call sign: 
LNAJ
prev. owners
[2]British Government, London
SS Empire Eagle
period 1940 ~ 1942
IMO/Off. no.: 167576
call sign: 
GLJC
[3]American-Hawaiian S. S. Co. Inc., New York
SS Indianian
period 1937 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 218782
[4]Williams S. S. Corp. - American Intercoastal SS Corp., New York
SS Willhilo
period 1934 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 218782
[5]Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co.
SS Golden Rod
period 1928 ~ 1934
IMO/Off. no.: 218782
[6]United States Government
SS West Slip
period 1919 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 218782
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/04/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 04/02/2014
 
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Allen Tony03/03/2010Norjerv; 5.775 tons; 410 x54 ft; Built in 1919 as the WEST ISLIP, for the US Shipping Board, Seattle. In 1920 she was renamed the GOLDEN ROD, and purchased by the Oceanic & Oriental Nav. Co, San Francisco. In 1934 she was renamed the WILLHILO, and purchased by Williams SS Corp, New York, USA. In 1937 she was renamed INDIANAN and purchased by the American-Hawaiian SS Corp, New York. In 1941 shewas renamed EMPIRE EAGLE and requisioned as MOWT and managed by Runciman Ltd.

In 1942 she was renamed NORJERV and purchased by the Norwegian Government. On the 26.6.44 she was sunk as blockship at Normandy in Gosseberry No.4. In 1949 she was raised but sunk in tow to scrapyard at Stranford Lough.
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About Builders
 Ames Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Seattle
Ames Shipbuilding Company was organized in 1917 on a site at 26th Avenue SW and SW Hanford Street, which is where the container terminal is now, just west of Harbor Island. One of its owners was John Wilson, a Seattle boatbuilder:
 
 
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