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 July 2006

                           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. 8 - 2006 issued
by A/S STEAMSHIP COMPANY TORM to The Copenhagen Stock Exchange on July 28, 2006.


                                                                    28 July 2006

               TORM has during July entered into an agreement to sell the three
               bulk carriers TORM Marina (built 1990), TORM Herdis (built 1992)
               and TORM Tekla (built 1993).

               The vessels have been sold to three different buyers for a total
               consideration of approximately USD 63 million.

               The profit of the sales amounts to approximately USD 35 million
               before tax. This profit shall be added to our latest guidance of
               27 April 2006 of USD 155-175 million before tax.

               The sale of the vessels have taken place as a consequence of the
               Company's Strategy Greater Earning Power whereby these older
               vessels are sold as part of the planned fleet renewal in the Bulk

               Following delivery of the three vessels, TORM's owned fleet will
               consist of 30 product tankers and 5 dry bulk vessels.

Contact        A/S Dampskibsselskabet TORM        Telephone +45 39 17 92 00
               Tuborg Havnevej 18                 Klaus Kjaerulff, CEO
               DK-2900 Hellerup - Denmark

About TORM     TORM is one of the World's leading carriers of refined oil
               products and has significant activities in the bulk market. The
               Company operates close to 100 modern and secure vessels, most of
               them in pool co-operation with other respected shipping
               companies, sharing TORM's commitment to safety, environmental
               responsibility and customer service.

               TORM was founded in 1889 and has constantly adapted itself and
               benefited from the significant changes characterizing shipping.
               The Company conducts business all over the World and is
               headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. TORM's shares are listed in
               Copenhagen (ticker TORM) as well as on NASDAQ (ticker TRMD). For
               more information, visit


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 July 31, 2006                                 By: /s/ Klaus Kjaerulff
                                                           Klaus Kjaerulff

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