german Mowinckel Rederi A/S - Harald and later Joh. Ludwig Mowinckel MV Goya (+1945)
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general
nationality german
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1940
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 5320  grt
dimensions 135.7 x 17.5 x 8.3 m
material steel
engine 2 x 7 cyl. 2T oilengines by B & W
power 1659  n.h.p.
speed 18  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 16/04/1945  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6700rank: 2
about people
builder
Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo (old Christiania)
engine by
Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo (old Christiania)
owner
Mowinckel Rederi A/S - Harald and later Joh. Ludwig Mowinckel, Bergen
captain
no. of passengers 6872
about the wreck
depth (m.) 76 max. / 55 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave yes
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 23/06/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 19/11/2011
 
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[1] Pablobini05/05/2010
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

The wreck of Goya was found in early 2003 by a team from the German tv-station MDR. She lies in a depth of 78 meters. She stands upright and is intact. Her bow is broken due to the first torpedo that it her there. She is crowded with nets.
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Allen Tony02/02/2010

On 26 August 2002, the wreck was discovered by Polish Technical diving divers Grzegorz Dominik and Michal Porada, who also salvaged the ship's compass.The wreck was also located on April 16, 2003 by an international expedition under the direction of Ulrich Restemeyer with the help of 3D-Sonar scanning. The position records of Goya's accompanying ships were found to be incorrect, probably made during a hasty escape.

It turned out to be identical with „Wreck No. 88“ on Polish Navy maps. During the rediscovery, another, smaller ship had operated above the wreck, first thought to be fishermen, but when Restemeyer's "Fritz Reuter" came close, the ship, seemingly carrying divers, left.The wreck lay at a depth of 76m depth below the surface of the Baltic Sea and is in remarkably good condition, t hough covered with nets. Survivors mourned the tragedy in a wreath-laying ceremony.
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  History  
 
Lettens Jan16/04/2010At 23:52PM on 16th april 1945, Goya, (built in 1940 by Akers in Oslo, 5.230 tons, 1,659 n.h.p.; oil engines), was sunk by 2 torpedoes from the Soviet mine-laying submarine L-3 under command of Vladimir K. Konovalov, while en voyage in the Baltic sea from Danzig to Stettin.

She was carrying refugees and soldiers trying to escape the Soviet Red Army. She broke in two pieces and sank in seven minutes, taking 6.700 souls with her.

Only 172 people were saved from the cold waters. Goya had been previously damaged by Russian bombs off Libau. The number of victimes makes her the second greatest disaster of all times, after the Wilhelm Gustloff.

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