norwegian SS Jern [+1939]
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nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1883
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 875  grt
dimensions 67.1 x 9.4 x 4.2 m
material iron
engine compound engine
power 120  n.h.p.
yard no. 75
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about the loss
cause lost scuttled
other reasons charges/explosives
date lost 28/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
C. S. Swan & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
Olav Ostensjo, Haugesund
captain G. Gabrielsen
about the wreck
depth (m.) 115 max. / 110 min. (m)
war grave
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entered 27/08/2006
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last update 18/06/2014
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Jern was a Norwegian Cargo steamer of 875 tons built in 1883. She was on route from NAMSOS for LONDON carrying a cargo of paper pulp when she was captured by U-32 and scuttled 65 miles West of Skudenes, Norway.
Levano Hervé18/06/20147/1883: G.Reich,Newcastle,UK "TYNESIDE" /1884: S.S.Welch Prince Co.Ltd.,Newcastle,UK do /1885: S.S.Welch Prince Co.Ltd(J.Knott)Newcastle,UK "WELCH PRINCE" /1889: Cav.C.Gerolimich & Co.,Trieste,Østerrike "QUARNERO" /1890: Cav.C.Gerolimich & Co.,Lusinpiclo,Østerrike do /1891: Eredi C.Gerolimich & Co.,Lusinpiclo,Østerrike do /1892: Ditta Eredi C.Gerolimich & Co.,Lusinpiclo,Østerrike do /1893: Ditta Eredi C.Gerolimich & Co.,Lusinpiclo,Østerrike-Ungarn do /1898: A/S D/S Rebekka(Albr.W.Selmer)Trondheim "REBEKKA" /1912: A/S Det Selmerske Rederi,Trondheim do /1913: D/S A/S Kistransport(Thv.Halvorsen)Bergen "JERN" /1924: A/S Thv.Halvorsen,Bergen do /1936: A/S Jern(Olav Østensjø)Haugesund do 9/1939: Torpedert den 28/9 i Nordsjøen av tysk ubåt U 32 ( Fregattenkapitän Paul Büchel ) på reise Namdalen til Northfleet med tremasse
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About Builders
 North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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