norwegian MV Tropic Sea (+1940)
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5181  grt
dimensions 119.1 x 16.2 x 10.5 m
material steel
engine 1 diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 717  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 2
call sign
LJLG  
LJLG
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 03/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Nakskov
engine by
Burmeister & Wain's Maskin & Skibsbyggeri - B&W, Copenhagen (København)
last owner
[1]Rederiet Vindeggen A/S, Oslo (old Christiania)
MV Tropic Sea (+1940)
period 1940 ~ 1940
call sign: 
LJLG
prev. owners
[2]Unknown
SS Tropic Sea
period 1938 ~ 1940
[3]Odd Godager, Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Indien
period 1937 ~ 1938
[4]Orient D/S A/S, Copenhagen (København)
MV Indien
period 1920 ~ 1937
call sign: 
OYDC
captain Nicolaysen, Henrik
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
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updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 21/12/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 11/04/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan16/11/2012
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Lettens Jan16/11/2012M/V TROPIC SEA

Owned by Rederiet Vindeggen A/S and built in 1920 by Nakskov Skibsvterf A/S; 5181 tons; 390.8x53.3x34.3 ft; 717 n.h.p.;oil engine

MV Tropic Sea was bound from Sydney to Philadelphia with wheat, when she was captured by the German raider Orion. The crew of the survivors from the Haxby were transferred to her. On September 3rd, she was intercepted by the British submarine Truant and she was scuttled by the prize crew.

The captain of Tropic Sea, his wife, together with the captain of Haxby and 23 of her crew were taken on board the submarine. Ten others were taken off by flying boat and the remaining 21 in the boats were picked up by a fishing vessel and landed at La Coruña.
ref. used: 
 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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