british MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII) SS Empire Citizen [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4683  grt
dimensions 120 x 16.6 x 7.3 m
material steel
engine Quadruple expansion engine.
power 336  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.78rank: 558
about people
builder
Reiherstieg Schiffswerfte & Maschinenfabrik Ag, Hamburg
engine by
Reiherstieg Schiffswerfte & Maschinenfabrik Ag, Hamburg
last owner
[1]MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII), London
SS Empire Citizen [+1941]
period 1940 ~ 1941
prev. owners
[2]Woermann Linie, Hamburg
Wahehe
period 1922 ~ 1940
captain Edward Charles Hughes
complement 2
no. of crew 68
no. of passengers 12
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2000 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
[2]  uboat.net
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 13/11/2005
last update Avec43
last update 14/12/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan17/02/2009
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Allen Tony13/05/2009Laid down as Wadigo, completed in August 1922 as German Wahehe for Woermann Linie AG, Hamburg. On 21 February 1940 she was captured by the British Royal Navy southeast of Iceland by HMS Manchester (15) (Cdr J.N. Sparks) and HMS Kimberley (F 50) (LtCdr R.G.K. Knowling) on Northern Patrol and taken to Kirkwall, arriving on 23rd February. She was renamed EMPIRE CITIZEN SS by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).

On the 3rd February 1941 torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-107 at 58°12N 23°22W
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