Requisitioned Auxiliary – Thyra S

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Official Number:                       175798

Pennant No:                            B 548

Laid down:

Builder:                                   A/S Nakshov Skibsvarft, Nakshov

Launched:                               9 June 1936

Into Service:                            WW2

Out of service:                         1946

Fate:                                      27 March 1963 damaged by fire and broken up


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:


9 June 1936 launched by A/S Nakshov Skibsvarft, Nakshov as Yard Nr: 73 named Thyra S for Dampskibsselskabet Torm (A. Schmiegelow & A. Kampen, Managers) Copenhagen

August 1936 completed

WW2 acquired by the MoWT – name unchanged – initially under the Gibraltarian registry then under management of Prince Line Ltd., London and requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Armament Stores Issuing Ship and finally served with the British Pacific Fleet Train – hence the ‘B’ Pennant number

1946 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1951 renamed Thyra Torm by her owners (Torm Tramping Co A/S)

1962 purchased by M Karpottas & Stevios, Greece and renamed Akti

26 March 1963 while on passage to Rotterdam, a fire broke out in her cargo

27 March 1963 diverted to Bougie where she settled on the harbour bottom. After inspection was found uneconomic to repair so was refloated and towed to Vado for demolition