german Deutsche Levante Linie A.G. (Atlas) SS Adana (+1941)
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general
nationality german
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
status
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weight (tons) 4205  grt
dimensions 109.94 x 15.54 x 7.92 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 260  n.h.p.
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about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 16/04/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Vulcan A. G. (Stettin & Hamburg), Hamburg
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[1]Deutsche Levante Linie A.G. (Atlas), Hamburg
SS Adana (+1941)
period 1935 ~ 1941
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[2]Norddeutscher Lloyd - Ndl - North German Lloyd, Bremen
SS Atto
period 1925 ~ 1935
[3]Roland Linie - Globus Reederei, Bremen
SS Atto
period 1922 ~ 1925
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entered 11/03/2009
last update Allen Tony
last update 21/12/2010
 
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Lettens Jan28/12/2009Battle of the Tarigo Convoy

On April 16th, 1941, an Italian convoy of five merchantmen (S/S Arta, S/S Adana and others) escorted by destroyers RM Luca Tarigo and RM Baleno was proceeding from Sicily to Tripoli when it was intercepted by the British 14th Flotilla comprising the destroyers Jervis, Janus, Mohawk and Nubian.

All the merchant ships as well as Luca Tarigo and Baleno were sunk with a heavy loss of life. The only British loss was the HMS Mohawk which was torpedoed and sank later.

Arta was later destroyed completely while beached by HMS Upholder.
Allen Tony11/03/2009The German steamship Adana SS was shelled and sunk by British warships on April 16th, 1941, north of Tripoli.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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Deutsche Levante Linie A.G. (Atlas), Hamburg

Founded in 1889 to operate services to the Eastern Mediterranean, North African and Black Sea ports.

In 1910 the company amalgamated with Bremer Dampferlinie Atlas and in the same year took over the fleets of A. C. de Freitas and the Adria Line from H. C. Horn.

In 1914, Albert Ballinn and HAPAG owned a controlling interest in the company.

In 1920 Deutsche Levante Line had disappeared as an independent company and became an integral part of HAPAG.
North German Lloyd also became involved with DLL and even put some of it's ships under DLL colours and flag.

During 1935-1945, Deutsche Levant Linie was separated from HAPAG.

In 1942 DLL was taken over by Bock, Godeffroy & Co.

In 1956, the majority of shares were purchased by Rudolf A. Oetker (Hamburg Sudamerikanische Line).

In 1967 the funnels and colours of DLL were replaced by those of Hamburg Sud and by 1970 the company had disappeared completely.



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About Builders
 Vulcan A. G. (Stettin & Hamburg), Hamburg
Founded as Vulcan Werft in Stettin in 1851.

In 1857 the shipyard was renamed Stettiner Maschinenbau AG Vulcan.

As Stettin became too small, a new shipyard was built in Hamburg between 1907 - 1909.

In 1911 renamed Vulcan-Werke Hamburg und Stettin Actiengesellschaft.

In 1928 the Hamburg company merged with other companies to Deschimag concern. The Stettin company was taken over by Howaldtswerke AG.

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