norwegian Wilhelmsen, Wilh. (Norske Afrika Og Australia Linje, Norge-Mexico Gulf Linjen) MV Tancred [+1940]
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1925
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6094  grt
dimensions 134.9 x 17.7 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 diesel engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power  
speed 13.5  knots
yard no. 66
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 26/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Deutsche Werft A. G., Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg
last owner
[1]Wilhelmsen, Wilh. (Norske Afrika Og Australia Linje, Norge-Mexico Gulf Linjen), Tønsberg
MV Tancred [+1940]
period 1934 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Tankfart A/S, Tønsberg
SS Tancred
period 1925 ~ 1934
captain
no. of crew 36
about the wreck
depth (m.) 3100 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 27/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 26/09/2014
 
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[1] Jan Lettens17/02/2009
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Allen Tony20/11/2011Tancred was a Norwegian cargo motor vessel of 6094 tons and built in 1925 for WILHELMSEN, WILH. On the 26th September 1940 when on route from LIVERPOOL for NEW YORK in ballast she was torpedoed without warning by U-32 and sunk. 36 crew were saved.
Jan Lettens28/08/2008UK hydro member
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 Deutsche Werft A. G., Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg
founded by Albert Ballin. Founding shareholders were Gutehoffnungshütte (GHH), Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) und die HAPAG.
 
 
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