norwegian SS Rimac [+1941]
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 942  grt
dimensions 62 x 9.75 x 3.7 m
engine triple expansion, 1 boiler, single shaft
power 103  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 80
call sign
LEBI  
LEBI
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 27/04/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 659
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builder
Porsgrund Mekaniske Vaerksted, Porsgrund (Porsgrunn)
last owner
[1]Smith Anders - Mairo A/S, Arendal
SS Rimac [+1941]
period 1921 ~ 1941
call sign: 
LEBI
prev. owners
[2]Meyer P., Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Havmoy
period 1919 ~ 1921
[3]Reim, Chr., Porsgrund (Porsgrunn)
SS Frank
period 1919 ~ 1919
captain Aksel Alberg
no. of crew 20
about the wreck
depth (m.) 21 max. / 18.1 min. (m)
orientation 105°
protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/04/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 27/04/2013
 
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Sank 0.5 miles off Long Hope, North of Great Yarmouth, England

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Allen Tony26/06/2007Rimac SS

Delivered in Apr.-1919 from Porsgrunds Mek. Værksted A/S, Porsgrunn (80) as cargo vessel Frank to A/S Frank (Chr. J. Reim), Porsgrunn. Steel hull, "Porsgrunn-type" (engine aft and bridge amidships) 202’ x 32.1’ x 12’, 942 gt, 1300 dwt, Triple Expansion (Porsgrunds) 103 nhp, 9 knots.

Sold in Dec.-1919 to A/S Havtor (P. Meyer), renamed Havmøy in April 1921. Sold in December 1933 to Skibs-A/S Mairo (Anders Smith), renamed Rimac.

On a voyage from Blyth to Loch Ewe with a cargo of coal when she in the early morning hours of April 27th 1941 was run into by the British minelayer Lord Plender nr. Yarmouth, Rimac sank with a loss of 5(?); Lord Plender lost 3.

The 14 surviors ware taken aboard Lord Plender and landed at Grimsby. A lifeboat later drifted ashore at Weybourne and another at East Runton.
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