danish Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS) SS Magnus [+1939]
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nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1906
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live live
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weight (tons) 1339  grt
dimensions 73.1 x 11.1 x 5.1 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 145  n.h.p.
speed 8.5  knots
yard no. 239
IMO/Off. no. 5602693
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 09/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.18rank: 637
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builder
Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)
SS Magnus [+1939]
period 1920 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 5602693
prev. owners
[2]Carl L. H., Copenhagen (København)
SS Magnus
period 1906 ~ 1920
IMO/Off. no.: 5602693
captain
no. of crew 19
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[1]  uboat.net
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 22/04/2006
last update Lettens Jan
last update 23/04/2012
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Magnus, built by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland in 1906 and built for A/S Dampsk. Selsk. Carl (L. H. Carl), Copenhagen, was a Danish steamer of 1.297 tons.

On May 18th, 1917, Magnus was captured as a price by the German submarine UC-79 (Erich Haecker), Skagerrak, but later released.

On December 9th, 1939, D/S MAGNUS was on route from DENMARK for METHIL in ballast when she was torpedoed by U-20. One survivor found.
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Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)

Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab means "The United Steamship Co." in Danish.
 
About Builders
 Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
The yard had a number of owners until 1880 when Robert Foster set up a limited liability company with the Sunderland name. The yard made cargo-liners, steel colliers and tramps before moving into tankers in the mid 1880s. - - In the following decades a number of passenger/cargo liners were built. In 1903 the Admiral l'Hermite was launched form the yard: it was one of the largest ever made there. - - In the 1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Ship Builders of South Docks, Sunderland. A number of tramps were made up to World War I. During the war itself, eleven ships and 19 small naval craft were built of which two were gunboats. After building a cargo-liner and a few further tramps before the freight slump of the early 1920s. - - In 1923 no launches were made during 1923 and the yard stopped trading. The yard was demolished during the Depression years.

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