swedish SS Siljan (+1940)
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general
nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI C-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI C-class standard cargo ship (br.) Thurston SS [+1940]
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3063  grt
dimensions 100.9 x 14.3 x -- m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 430  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 10  knots
yard no. 218
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 26/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 655
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last owner
[1]Lundgren H., Helsingborg
SS Siljan (+1940)
period 1938 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Tatem Steam Navigation Co - W. J. Tatem - Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co., Cardiff
SS Pilton
period 1920 ~ 1938
[3]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Chine
period 1920 ~ 1920
captain Cronberg, Sven
no. of crew 27
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 29/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 02/03/2013


[*] means that the value was inherited from Thurston SS [+1940], the reference for WWI C-class standard cargo ship (br.).
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony10/10/2007Siljan SS was a Swedish cargo steamer of 3,058 tons and built in 1920. She was formerly called PILTON in 1938. On the 26th September 1940 when on route from CARDIFF for LISBON carrying a cargo of caol she was torpedoed by U-46 and sunk 350 NM SW IRELAND. 9 crew lost.
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Lundgren H., Helsingborg

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