|SS Suevic Off Gravesend --Official White Star Line Card|
|Built: 1899, Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
Yard No: 333
Funnels: 1 Masts: 4
Tonnage: 12,531 GRT
Dimensions: 172.2 x 19.3 m / 565 x 63.3 ft.
Engines: Quadruple Expansion by builders.
Twin Screw; 5,000 IHP; 13.5 kn.
Hull: Steel, 3 Decks, 7 holds, 21 derricks, fcsle-55ft, bridge-107ft, poop-57ft.
Coal: 3,000 tons @ 80 tons per day; Cargo: 12,500 cu.ft.; Refrig for 100,000 carcasses.
Passengers: 400-Cabin Class
Crew: Not Listed
|The Suevic was launched on December 8, 1900 and delivered March 9, 1901. She made her maiden voyage on March 23, 1901 from Liverpool to Sydney via the Cape of Good Hope. On March 17, 1907 she was stranded on Stag Rock near the Lizard and broke into two between the bridge and second mast. In April the after section was salvaged and towed to Southampton. A new 212 ft (64m) fore part was built at Harland & Wolff and joined up. Suevic was out of service for 18 months at Southampton. The ship surgery on Suevic was, at the time, the largest rebuilding operation ever undertaken. Virtually half the ship was renewed. Had it not been for the excellent condition of the undamaged stern and engines, the ship would have been scrapped. In January 1908 the Suevic re-entered service. Between 1917 and 1919 she operated under the Liner Requisition Scheme. On February 2, 1920 she made her first post-war voyage in the Australian service. In 1921 her passenger accommodation added 226-2nd Class. In October 1928 the Suevic was sold to Y. Hvistendahl, Tonsberg. She was rebuilt as a whaling mother-ship at Germania Shipyard, Kiel and renamed Skytteren. Her tonnage was then listed at 12,686 GRT. In 1940 she was interned in Gothenburg. On April 1, 1942 she was surprised by the German Navy in an attempt to break through to England. The crew of the Skytteren sank their ship off Maseskjaer.|
|SS Suevic -- Pub. J.W.B.|
|SS Suevic Entering the Mersey -- Official White Star Line Card|
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