Solafric – built in 1909 and a ship with a history…

Built in 1909 by Barclay Curle in Glasgow and 3487 tons gross. 330ft long. for the East Asiatic Co with the name BANDON. Originally a steamer, the propulsion was changed and she became one of three that had first UK diesel engines fitted in 1914. In 1916 she was sold to a Norway Co and became the FOLKVARD. IN 1927 BANK LINE purchased her and renamed her SOLAFRIC. She then ran for a further 8 years and was broken up in Ghent around 1935.

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