norwegian SS H. C. Flood [+1939]
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nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1917
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 1907  grt
dimensions 90 x 10.7 x 5.5 m
engine Triple expansion engine, 3 cyl.
power 208  n.h.p.
speed knots
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 15/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
about people
Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder A/S - BMV, Bergen
last owner
[1]Falkeid D/S A/S, Haugesund
SS H. C. Flood [+1939]
period 1936 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Knut Knutsen (Knutsen Oas Shipping), Haugesund
period 1917 ~ 1936
captain Conrad Johan Johanessen
no. of crew 20
about the wreck
depth (m.) 52 max. / 42 min. (m)
orientation 30°
war grave
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 17/04/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 28/06/2010
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Wk lies in 52 metres.

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Allen Tony26/06/2007Delivered in Oct.-1917 from Bergen mek. Verksted, Bergen as H. C. Flood to D/S A/S H. C. Flood (Knut Knutsen O.A.S.), Haugesund. 1906(?) gt, 1135 net, 3062 tdwt, 266.9´ x 32.1´, 3 cyl. Triple exp. 208 nhp (BMV). Sold in Jan.-1936 to D/S A/S Falkeid (Th. Nordbø jr.), Haugesund. ("Våre gamle skip" by Leif M. Bjørkelund and E. H. Kongshavn). Struck a mine laid by a German destroyer when on a voyage from Hull to Oslo with a cargo of coke on December 15th 1939, sank 55 02N 01 12W.

17 out of the 21 on board were rescued.
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