danish Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS) SS Maryland (+1940)
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general
nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4895  grt
dimensions 114.3 x 15.3 x 9.6 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 327  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 679
IMO/Off. no. 5605550
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 15/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.34rank: 612
about people
builder
Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
owner
Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)
captain
no. of crew 34
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 01/09/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 12/05/2011
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Maryland was a Danish cargo steamer of 4895 tons and built in 1921 and owned by FORENEDE DAMPSKIBS SELSKAB, DET. On the 15th February 1940 when on route from SANTOS 18th January 1940 and MADEIRA 7th February 1940 for an unknown destination carrying a cargo of oilcake she was torpedoed by U-50 and sunk. All the crew of 34 were lost.

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Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)

Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab means "The United Steamship Co." in Danish.
 
About Builders
 Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
For 128 years Hall Russell & Co. built ships of every kind; from yachts to chemical tankers, warships to fishing trawlers and made Aberdeen a name synonymous with engineering excellence around the world.
 
 
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