danish Cleeman P. F. SS Viking [+1940]
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nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1893
is nickname no
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 1271  grt
dimensions 70.53 x 10.42 x 4.3 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, 1 screw
power 106  n.h.p.
speed 8.5  knots
yard no. 138
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 20/03/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.15rank: 643
about people
Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg
last owner
[1]Cleeman P. F., Aabenraa
SS Viking [+1940]
period 1931 ~ 1940
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prev. owners
[2]Holm & Molzen, Flensburg
SS Taygeta
period 1893 ~ 1931
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no. of crew 17
about the wreck
depth (m.) 70 max. / 40 min. (m)
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 20/04/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 19/06/2013
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Claes Johnny20/03/2008At 04.15 hours on 20 Mar, 1940, U-19 spotted two steamers northeast of the Moray Firth and 20 minutes later fired a G7a torpedo that missed the first ship. At 04.57 hours, a G7e torpedo was fired that struck Viking in the engine room and caused the ship to sink immediately. The second steamer was Bothal, which was hit amidships by a G7e torpedo at 05.15 hours and sank after breaking in two.
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Allen Tony05/08/2008Viking SS was a Danish steam freighter of 1,271 tons built in 1893 by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gasellschaft., Yard No 138 for Aabenraa Rederi A/S. On the 20th March 1940 she was on route from FREDERIKSHAVN for BLYTH in ballast when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-19. 15 crew lost from crew of 17.
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 Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg
Société fondée en 1872 par 5 armateurs de Flensburg qui décidèrent s'affranchir des achats de navires en Angleterre. Le premier navire, un voilier 3 mâts, a été livré en 1875 et en 125 ans, a construit plus de 700 navires civils et militaires de tous types depuis sa création.

Founded in 1872 by 5 shipowners from Flensburg wishing to avoid purchase of english vessels. The first delivery in 1875 has been a 3 masts tallship and during 125 years of activity, more than 700 ships of all types, civilian and military, have been built.

Sociedad fundada por 5 armadores de Flensburg con la intención de evitar de comprar buques construidos en Inglaterra. Su primera entrega en 1875 fué un velero 3 mastros y en 125 años ha construido mas 700 buques cíviles y militares de todo tipo.

Sociedade fundada por 5 armadores de Flensburg com o intuito de evitar a compra de navios construidos em Inglaterra. Sua primeira entrega em 1875 foi um veleiro de 3 mastros e en 125 anos entregou mais de 700 navios cíveis e militares de todo tipo.

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