norwegian Wilhelmsen, Wilh. (Norske Afrika Og Australia Linje, Norge-Mexico Gulf Linjen) MV Tirranna (+1940)
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1938
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7230  grt
dimensions 157.8 x 19.3 x 9.8 m
material steel
engine 2 diesel engines, dual shaft
power 1819  n.h.p.
speed 18  knots
yard no. 1396
IMO/Off. no. 5615027
call sign
LJUS  
LJUS
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.87rank: 544
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builder
Schichau F. Werft (Ferdinand Schichau), Danzig & Elbing
engine by
Schichau F. Werft (Ferdinand Schichau), Danzig & Elbing
owner
Wilhelmsen, Wilh. (Norske Afrika Og Australia Linje, Norge-Mexico Gulf Linjen), Tønsberg
captain Waldemann
no. of crew 18
no. of passengers 274
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 10/03/2011
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 09/01/2013
 
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Lettens Jan10/03/2011Tirranna was a Norwegian cargo ship, on her way from Melbourne to Suez with a cargo of wheat, flour, wool, 178 military vehicles and general cargo, when she was stopped and taken as a prize by the German raider Atlantis. With her valuable cargo and prisoners from other prize ships, she was send to France.

However, on September 22nd 1940, while approaching the Gironde Estuary, she was spotted by the British submarine HMS Tuna (Cavenagh-Mainwaring). HMS Tuna sent 3 torpedoes into her and of a total of 292 people who were on board, 87 died.

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 Schichau F. Werft (Ferdinand Schichau), Danzig & Elbing
since 1945 in Bremerhaven
 
 
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