Washington, D. C. 20549

                        Report of Foreign Private Issuer
                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                           For the month of April 2005

                           A/S STEAMSHIP COMPANY TORM
                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

                               Tuborg Havnevej 18
                                DK-2900 Hellerup
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

     Indicate  by check mark  whether the  registrant  files or will file annual
reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                              Form 20-F X Form 40-F___

     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained  in this  Form is  also  thereby  furnishing  the  information  to the
commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

                                    Yes___ No X


     Set forth herein as Exhibit 1 is a copy of Announcement No. 4 - 2005 issued
by A/S STEAMSHIP COMPANY TORM to The Copenhagen Stock Exchange on April 6, 2005.

Exhibit 1


6 April 2005

Sale of 2 product tankers

TORM has entered  into an  agreement  to sell the MR product  tankers  TORM OLGA
(built in 1992) and TORM ASIA (built in 1994).

The ships are sold to an international buyer for a total consideration of USD 61
million and will be delivered in 2. and 3. quarter 2005  respectively.  The sale
of the two vessels will entail a gain of USD 30 million (DKK 162 million).

The gain is not included in the result expectations for the year as mentioned in
the  announcement  to the  Copenhagen  Stock Exchange no. 2 - 2005 dated 8 March

The sale of the ships  should be seen as part of a  continued  fleet  renewal to
maintain a modern and  technologically  advanced  product  tanker fleet aimed at
offering customers the capacity, flexibility and quality required.

Following the sale TORM's owned fleet consist of 22.5 product tankers and 9 bulk

After  delivery of 2 product  tankers in 2005 the total  order book  consists of
16.5 product tankers and one bulk vessel:

                                      TORM order book of ships

             2005                2006               2007        2008   TOTAL
             ----                ----               ----        ----   -----
          Q1  Q2   Q3  Q4    Q1  Q2  Q3   Q4    Q1  Q2  Q3 Q4    Q1      
LR2                               1   1          1   1            1     5
LR1            1    1         1          0,5     1                    4,5
MR             7                                                        7
Panamax        1                                                        1

A/S Dampskibsselskabet TORM
Contact persons:      Klaus Kjaerulff, CEO (tel.: +45 39 17 92 00)
                      Klaus Nyborg, CFO (tel.: +45 39 17 92 00)


Matters  discussed in this release may  constitute  forward-looking  statements.
Forward-looking  statements  reflect  our current  views with  respect to future
events and financial  performance and may include  statements  concerning plans,
objectives,  goals,  strategies,  future events or  performance,  and underlying
assumptions and other statements,  which are other than statements of historical

The   forward-looking   statements  in  this  release  are  based  upon  various
assumptions,  many of which  are  based,  in  turn,  upon  further  assumptions,
including without limitation,  management's  examination of historical operating
trends,  data  contained  in our  records  and other data  available  from third
parties.  Although TORM believes that these  assumptions  were  reasonable  when
made,   because  these   assumptions  are  inherently   subject  to  significant
uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and
are  beyond  our  control,  TORM  cannot  assure  you  that it will  achieve  or
accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important  factors  that,  in our view,  could  cause  actual  results to differ
materially from those discussed in the  forward-looking  statements  include the
strength of world  economies and  currencies,  changes in charter hire rates and
vessel  values,  changes in demand for "tonne miles" of crude oil carried by oil
tankers,  the  effect of  changes  in OPEC's  petroleum  production  levels  and
worldwide  oil  consumption  and  storage,  changes  in demand  that may  affect
attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled  dry-docking,  changes
in TORM's operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance
costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations including  requirements for
double  hull  tankers  or actions  taken by  regulatory  authorities,  potential
liability  from  pending  or  future  litigation,   domestic  and  international
political  conditions,  potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents
and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and  uncertainties are further described in reports filed by TORM with the
US Securities and Exchange Commission,  including the TORM Annual Report on Form
20-F and its reports on Form 6-K.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                           A/S STEAMSHIP COMPANY TORM

Dated: April 7, 2005
                                                   By: /s/ Klaus Nyborg
                                                   Klaus Nyborg
                                                   Chief Financial Officer

03810.0001 #561391