lithuanian SS Kaunas [+1939]
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general
nationality lithuanian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1931
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1566  grt
dimensions 77.7 x 11.6 x 6.2 m
material steel
engine 4-cyl. compound engine
power 66  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 93
IMO/Off. no. 5607382
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 668
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builder
Porsgrund Mekaniske Vaerksted, Porsgrund (Porsgrunn)
engine by
Porsgrund Mekaniske Vaerksted, Porsgrund (Porsgrunn)
last owner
[1]Lietuvos Baltijos Lloydas, Kaunas
SS Kaunas [+1939]
period 1938 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 5607382
prev. owners
[2]Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Vardefjell
period 1931 ~ 1938
IMO/Off. no.: 5607382
[3]Reim, Chr., Porsgrund (Porsgrunn)
SS Dixie
period 1931 ~ 1931
IMO/Off. no.: 5607382
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 47 max. / 40 min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
references
references
[1] Miramar Ship Index
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 01/09/2006
last update Lettens Jan
last update 22/06/2014
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007KAUNAS was built in 1931 and was on route from GHENT for HARTLEPOOL in ballast when she was toepedoed by U-57.
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