swedish SS Wanja [+1939]
report an error
nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
live live
weight (tons) 2618  grt
dimensions 91.6 x 14.4 x 6.3 m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, single shaft
power 212  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 223
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 15/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S - FMV, Fredrikstad
engine by
Lindholmen Motala, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
last owner
[1]Transmarin A/B, Helsingborg
SS Wanja [+1939]
period 1926 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Gørrissen & Co. - Willy Gørrissen, Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Esther Elina
period 1922 ~ 1926
[3]Broden E.
SS Aldenaran
period 1919 ~ 1922
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 08/12/2011
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
latitudeUK hydro member
longitudeUK hydro member
AISUK hydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
  The Wreck today  

Lettens Jan01/10/2009

UK hydro member
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office

insert wreck site info
  insert new movie  
  copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: UK Hydrographic Office 
insert new picture
  Hydrographic Service UK  
Lettens Jan15/10/2010On October 15th 1939, the Norwegian cargo steamer S/S Wanja, built by Mekaniske Vaerksted Fredrikstad and owned by Transmarin A/B, was on passage from Boca Grande to Stockholm with a cargo of phosphates, when she ran aground, off North Ronaldsay, Orkneys.
Garrioch Jim14/06/2012The SS Wanja was wrecked on The Foulan (Whitemill) in the north of Burness, Sanday, Orkney - not North Ronaldsay.

The map appears to show the correct position.
Lettens Jan01/10/2009UK hydro member
ref. used: 
 UK Hydrographic Office

insert new history
  insert new document  
About Builders
 Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S - FMV, Fredrikstad
Founded in 1870 by brothers Jens Jacob and Andreas Jensen in Fredrikstad. The main product was the machinery lumber industry.

1915 was the start of a major success for the company, it became one of the leaders in the Nordic shipbuilding industry. Most of the shipbuilding activities were moved to Asia for the low wages.

The company existed as a subsidiary of the Kvaerner Group, but was sold in 1993 to local owners, who still have a small business in the area.

read more
British Isles
pref. Google
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
SS Wanja [+1939]
British Isles
More charts
Orkney Islands - Eastern Sheet Cape Wrath - Pentland Firth and Orkney Islands Fair Isle to Wick Orkney and Shetland Islands Western Approaches to Orkneys and Shetland Islands Scotland to Iceland British Isles British Isles Western Approaches British Isles Western Europe North Atlantic Ocean - Northern Part North Atlantic Ocean - Eastern Part Arctic region The World
  Update statistics  
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
search chart:
chart catalogue
search owner/builder: