Tyr


Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


J L Thompson & Sons

Sunderland

Dickinson, John & Sons

Sunderland

Steam 3 Cyl

HP

 211 NHP

Screws

1

Vessel

Built

Years in Service

Tonnage


Tyr


1891


Built for J R Olsen of Noway

1906 - 1909 Chartered for Natal - Cape Collier Service


2268

Two Union-Castle ships, Sabine and Susquehanna and two chartered ships, Tyr and Needwood, conveyed coal from Durban to ‘the Coloney’ - as The Cape was referred to in pre-Union Days.

In Cape Town the Municipality and the Tramway Company were the principal customers. Sometimes the ships discharged at Mossel Bay, supplying coal to the NCCR - The New Cape Central Railway, last of the privately owned lines in South Africa - whose trains ran between Mossel Bay and Worcester.

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