swedish Gorthon Rederi A/B (Rederi Activ, Gorthon & Börjesson Fam.) SS Nils Gorthon [+1940]
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nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 1809  grt
dimensions 79.6 x 12.5 x 5.3 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 149  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 655
IMO/Off. no. 3007298
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 13/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 661
about people
Howaldtswerke A. G., Kiel
engine by
Howaldtswerke A. G., Kiel
last owner
[1]Gorthon Rederi A/B (Rederi Activ, Gorthon & Börjesson Fam.), Helsingborg
SS Nils Gorthon [+1940]
period 1926 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 3007298
prev. owners
[2]Übersee Reederei AG, Geestemunde
SS Eifel
period 1925 ~ 1926
IMO/Off. no.: 3007298
[3]Wohlenberg C., Hamburg
SS Hertha
period 1921 ~ 1925
IMO/Off. no.: 3007298
captain Kastman E.
no. of crew 21
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Nils Gorthon was a Swedish cargo steamer of 1809 tons and built in 1921. On the 13th August 1940 when on route from ST JOHNS N.F for RIDHAM DOCK carrying a cargo of 743 fathoms pulpwood she was torpedoed by U-60 and sunk 25 miles NNE MALIN HD. 4 or 5 crew were lost from a total crew of 21.
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