norwegian SS Lorentz W. Hansen (+1939)
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1918  grt
dimensions 82.3 x 12.8 x 5.5 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 188  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 140
IMO/Off. no. 5605135
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 14/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 665
about people
builder
Hill Charles & Sons - Bristol City Line, Bristol
last owner
[1]Songa D/S A/S, Bergen
SS Lorentz W. Hansen (+1939)
period 1936 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 5605135
prev. owners
[2]Hansen Lorentz W., Bergen
SS Lorentz W. Hansen
period 1920 ~ 1936
IMO/Off. no.: 5605135
captain Klaus Wiese Hansen
no. of crew 24
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/04/2009
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 31/07/2012
 
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Vleggeert Nico07/03/2011While on a voyage from Nelson, NB to Garston, the Norwegian steamship Lorentz W. Hansen was intercepted by German raider Deutschland and sunk by gunfire 420 miles East of Newfoundland.
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About Builders
 Hill Charles & Sons - Bristol City Line, Bristol
Formed in 1704 and in 1760 the company started ship building. A regular steamship service between Bristol and New York started in 1879 and a service to Canada commenced in 1933, extending to the Great Lakes in 1958. In 1971 Bristol City Line was taken over by Bibby Line.
 
 
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