ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
EARL THORFINN
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER, PASSENGER, CARGO, LS
Date
1928
Description
Yard Number: 694

This vessel made 11 knots on its trial trip and had accommodation for 250 passengers.

Triple expansion engine 3 cylinders 69 RHP.
1 single ended boiler with 3 corrugated furnaces 180LB
Flat keel
5 bulkheads cemented
Cellular double bottom (forward) 46 tons water
Tanks in way of tunnel 17 tons water
Fore peak tank - 35 tons water

In one incident the EARL THORFINN left Stronsay on the morning of 31st January 1953 - the day of the great storm - bound for Sanday, another island not far to the North but was caught in a 100 miles an hour wind from the North West and gave the Master no choice but to run before it and eventually landed in Aberdeen. She suffered much damage on deck which was virtually stripped of all moveable gear and it is creditable to her sturdiness and to the seamanship of her company that she survived, after being given up for lost.

1955 Lloyd's Classification withdrawn at owners request.
1957? Radar fitted - 19565 passenger certificate withdrawn
1959? R/T fitted

Scrapped February 1963 at Bo'Ness.
Owner
Orkney Steam Navigation Company, Kirkwall
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 150 1/3' x breadth 27 1/12' x depth 12'
Gross Tonnage: 345 ton

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