swedish SS Wanja [+1939]
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general
nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
live live
details
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
builder
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
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 08/12/2011
 
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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.

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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.

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