swedish SS Silesia [+1939]
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general
nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1923
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1839  grt
dimensions 81.7 x 11.6 x 5.2 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion engine
power 200  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 172
call sign
SJXN  
SJXN
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 25/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
John Crown & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
Dickinson, John & Sons, Sunderland
last owner
[1]Rederi A/B Sylvia - Albert Billner, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
SS Silesia [+1939]
period 1936 ~ 1939
call sign: 
SJXN
prev. owners
[2]Carl, Axel, Copenhagen (København)
SS Nell
period 1934 ~ 1936
call sign: 
SJXN
[3]Witherington & Everett SS Co. - Hill S.S. Co. Ltd. - John George Hill SS Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Sprightly
period 1923 ~ 1934
call sign: 
SJXN
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 207 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1]  plimsoll.org
[2] Miramar Ship Index
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 28/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 14/08/2012
 
  Position  
 
Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Lettens Jan02/01/2010The small near-island Ekkeroy (Ekkerøy) in Norway (70°04´25"N-030°07´47"E) is way up North and East from the position reported. Either the position reported (58°27.000 N - 004°47.190´ E) is wrong, either Ekkeroy in the history should be Egerö, which could then match the position.
Allen Tony26/06/2007Silesia was a Swedish cargo steamer of 1839 tons and built in 1923. On the 25th September 1939 when on route from GOTHENBURG for HULL carrying a general cargo and wood she was torpedoed by U-36 and sunk 45 miles WNW EKKEROY, Norway.
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