danish Danske Kulkompagni A/S Det SS Bothal [+1940]
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nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 2109  grt
dimensions 83.9 x 12.5 x 5.52 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, 1 screw
power 213  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 250
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 20/03/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.15rank: 644
about people
Ferguson Brothers Shipbuilder & Engineers Ltd., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Danske Kulkompagni A/S Det, Copenhagen (København)
SS Bothal [+1940]
period --- ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Danish Coal Company
SS Bothal
period 1920 ~ ---
no. of crew 20
about the wreck
depth (m.) 75 max. / 68 min. (m)
war grave
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entered 20/04/2006
last update Racey Carl
last update 20/03/2012
[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 Tony26/06/2007Bothal was built in 1920 and was 2109 tons. She was on route from FREDERIKSHAVN for BLYTH in ballast when she was torpedoed by U-19. Of the crew of 20, 15 were lost.
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About Builders
 Ferguson Brothers Shipbuilder & Engineers Ltd., Glasgow
In 1903 the company was founded in 1903 as Ferguson Brothers when the four Ferguson brothers Peter, Daniel, Louis and Robert broke away from their Fleming and Ferguson ship yard at Paisley and set up on their own as consultants before leasing the Newark Shipyard, Port Glasgow, at £500 per year. In March, 1903 they secured an order from Clyde Shipping Co. Ltd. for the building of 2 steam tugs. They began building tugs, hoppers and dredgers

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