german Fritzen Johs. & Sohn SS Carl Fritzen (+1939)
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general
nationality german
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI N-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI N-class standard cargo ship (br.) Nikkyu Maru SS (+1943)
propulsion steam
date built 1920
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6594  grt
dimensions 125.7 x 17 x 10.5 m
material steel
engine 2 steam turbines geared to 1 screw shaft
power 676  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 372
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 04/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Monmouth Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Chepstow (Monmouthshire)
last owner
[1]Fritzen Johs. & Sohn, Emden
SS Carl Fritzen (+1939)
period --- ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Algemeine Verkehrs- Und Handelsgeselschaft, Emden
SS Taifun
period 1936 ~ 1938
[3]Wiards Adolf & Co. - Kauffahrtei Seerederei Adolf Wiards & Co - Heinrich Witt, Bremen
SS Taifun
period 1926 ~ 1936
[4]Navigazione Generale Italiana - NGI, Genoa
SS Fiume
period 1920 ~ 1926
[5]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Genius
period 1920 ~ 1920
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entered 23/04/2009
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Vleggeert Nico23/04/2009
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Vleggeert Nico23/04/2009The German steamship Carl Fritzen was intercepted by British cruiser HMS Ajax and scuttled by her own crew to avoid capture.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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