swedish SS Mars (+1939)
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general
nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1882
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1475  grt
dimensions 78 x 11 x 5.3 m
material iron
engine 1 x 2 cyl. Compound engines, single shaft, 1 screw
power 158  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 185
IMO/Off. no. 84868
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 21/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.18rank: 639
about people
builder
Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
engine by
Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
last owner
[1]Rederi A/B Wallonia, Helsingborg
SS Mars (+1939)
period 1924 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 84868
prev. owners
[2]Persson J., Brantevik
SS Torbjorn
period 1913 ~ 1924
IMO/Off. no.: 84868
[3]Balls W. D. C. & Sons, North Shields
SS Waterloo
period 1882 ~ 1913
IMO/Off. no.: 84868
captain Gustafson Emil G.
no. of crew 19
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entered 23/05/2006
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last update 20/04/2013
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony19/03/2009Completed in August 1882 by J. Readhead, South Shields, England as British cargo steamer Waterloo SS for W.D.C. Balls. 1913 sold to Sweden and renamed TORBJORN SS for J. Persson & Co. In 1924 renamed MARS SS for Rederi-A/B Wallonia (M. Wedlin), Helsingborg. She was on route from LEITH for MALMO and STOCKHOLM carrying a cargo of coal when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-21 and sunk. 18 crew lost.
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 Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
Readhead and Softley (1865~1872)
John Readhead & Co. (1872~1888)
Readhead & Sons (1888~1909)
John Readhead & Sons Ltd. (1909~)
 
 
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