Gripsholm Evacuation ship during WWII 
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 Gripsholm Evacuation ship during WWII

I would like to know more about the Gripsholm a Swedish ship who was
use by USA as evacuation ship between 1940 and 1946.


Thu, 08 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Gripsholm Evacuation ship during WWII
I have a picture and the text attached to it that was printed in a
pictorial history of WWII back in '48 or so, but that's about it.  Let me
know if you want me to dig for it.  (It's in one of four volumes, with no
indexes.)


Quote:
> I would like to know more about the Gripsholm a Swedish ship who was
> use by USA as evacuation ship between 1940 and 1946.



Thu, 08 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Gripsholm Evacuation ship during WWII

Quote:

> I would like to know more about the Gripsholm a Swedish ship who was
> use by USA as evacuation ship between 1940 and 1946.

Motorship "Gripsholm"  - Swedish-America Line
Built at Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, Newcastle.
18815 GRT  Length  174.6m (573')  Width  22.7m (74.5')
13500 BHP, twin screw, 17 knots.  1643 passengers, 360 crew.
Launched 26 Nov 1924, delivered 7 Nov 1925.
Maiden voyage 21 Nov 1925, Gothenburg - New York.
Gripsholm was the Swedish American Line's first new ship and the first
diesel-powered trans-Atlantic passenger wessel in the world.  
The design of her lounges had been inspired by the style of the Swedish
castle for which the ship had been named.
During WWII the ship undertook twelve sailings for the Red Cross to
exchange prisoners, wounded and diplomatic personnel.
1946 Passenger ship Gothenburg - New York.
Rebuilt 1949-50, forepart lengthened, new swept-back smokestacks, modernised
passenger accommmodation.
Replaced by the new "Kungsholm" 1954 and sold to Bremen-America line,
renamed "Bremen". Run route Bremerhaven - New York.
Broken up at La Spezia 1966-67

Leif Snellman



Sat, 10 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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