ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
OLIVE
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1940
Official Number
9103
Description
Yard Number: 752

08/06/1939: Ordered
29/09/1939: Laid down
26/02/1940: Launched
17&18/05/1940: Trial trips
05/06/1940: Left

1946 taken to Harwich for refit.
Transferred to Cuxhaven in March. Transferred to Flekkefiord, Norway, supervising German naval units clearing minefields. Returned to Cuxhaven and paid off.
1946: Temporary loan to German navy.
1948: Returned to Royal Navy and placed on disposal list.
06/1948: Sold to mercantile, owners Sten A. Olsson, Gothenburg.
1949: Sold to mercantile navy and renamed SAMBA, owned by Sten A Olsson, Gothenburg. Diesel fitted 1949.
10/1949: Rebuilt and converted into a cargo vessel by Falkenbergs Varv. Falkenberg yard and fitted with Fairbanks Morse B43 (ex HMS MMS.253) 8 cylinder, 450bhp diesel engine. She was 164 feet long, with a gross tonnage of 662. She was also fitted with tanks for liquid cargo.
10/1952: Lengthened.
1955: Owners AB-Samba (Sten A. Olsson, Gothenberg)
Early 1956: She had a new main engine installed in Coxhaven, Germany.
Lost 28 December 1956 - ran aground near Lerwick. At loss, she is listed as a tanker and the cargo as acid.

Note: HMS MMS253 was a Canadian built wooden motor minesweeper. Sold 1948.

Source: http://shetlopedia.com/Samba
Source: www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/6581.html
Source: www.skipet.no/skip/krigsbygd/eskortetralere/hms-olive
Source: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/238463/details/samba+ruggen+bressay+sound/&biblio=more




Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Admiralty
Dimensions
length 150' x breadth 27' 6" x depth 15'
gross tonnage 126 tons

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