norwegian MV Gressholm [+1939]
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nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1921
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weight (tons) 619  grt
dimensions 49.83 x 10.53 x 4.46 m
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cause lost mine
date lost 13/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/04/2006
last update Allen Tony
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Built 1921? 1930? Previous name: Neptun until 1939. Neptun (HCMG, ESFI) Cargo motor vessel with wooden hull, 621 brt - 444 nrt - 49,83 x 10,53 x 4,46 metres - 1 Bolinder 4zyl.2takt Petroleum engine. Probably built in 1921, but the beginning of this ship´s history is not clear. First mentioned in Estonian registry in 1930, and in Lloyd´s 1932. Rebuilt in 1930 at M. & G. Hohensee, Orajoe as Neptunowned by J.

Dicks & Co. Ltd., Pärnu (ES). Owner in 1938 OÜ I Pärnumaa Eesti Laevahituse Ühisus, Pärnu (ES). Became Gressholm for a Stavanger based Norwegian owner 1939. Struck a mine and sank in 53 35(55?)N 02 55E on October 13th 1939 (off the east coast of England, mine laid by U-15?) when on a voyage from Kristiansand to Antwerp with a cargo of 600 tons sulphite and wood pulp. 3 crew died.
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