danish Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS) SS Charkow [+1940]
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general
nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1913
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 1026  grt
dimensions 71.9 x 11 x 6.4 m
engine 1 x 3 cyl triple expansion engine
power 161  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 141
call sign
NSKH  
NSKH
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 19/03/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.20rank: 633
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builder
Helsingors Jernskibs Og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Helsingør (Elsinore - Helsingor)
owner
Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)
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depth (m.) 60 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 20/04/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 02/10/2012
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Claes Johnny20/03/2008At 21.35 hours on 19 Mar, 1940, U-19 spotted two steamers and attacked the first at 22.21 hours with one torpedo, which struck in the engine room and caused the Minsk to sink within six minutes. At 22.37 hours, a second torpedo was fired, which struck the Charkow and caused her to sink by the stern within four minutes.
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Charkow was built in 1913 and was on route from MANCHESTER 12 MAR 40. KIRKWALL 19 MAR 40 for METHIL & ESBJERG and was in ballast when she was torpedoed by U-19 on the 19th March 1940.

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Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)

Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab means "The United Steamship Co." in Danish.
 
 
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