norwegian Wallem & Co. Ltd. (Haakon J. Wallem) MV Morviken (+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) 5008  grt
dimensions 133.6 x 17.5 x 7.8 m
engine diesel engine
power 752  n.h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 49
IMO/Off. no. 5614958
about the loss
cause lost charges/explosives
other reasons scuttled
date lost 27/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Oresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona
engine by
Atlas Diesel A/B , Stockholm
owner
Wallem & Co. Ltd. (Haakon J. Wallem), Shanghai
captain Anton E. Norvalls
no. of crew 34
about the wreck
depth (m.)
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war grave
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 12/07/2011
last update Allen Tony
last update 23/11/2011
 
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Vleggeert Nico12/07/2011
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Vleggeert Nico12/07/2011The Norwegian motorship Morviken was on a voyage from Capetown to Calcutta, when she was intercepted by German auxiliary cruiser Pinguin. After her crew was taken POW on board of the raider Morviken was sunk by explosives.
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Lettens Jan13/07/2011SMS PINGUIN VICTIMS

The German raider Pinguin managed to sink/take as prize the following allied ships:


Sunk by mines

Millimumul, Nimbin, Cambridge and City of Rayville (the latter 2 sunk by mines laid by Passat, the captured Norwegian Storstad).

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Wallem & Co. Ltd. (Haakon J. Wallem), Shanghai

The name originates from the Norwegian Haakon J. Wallem in 1898 who later traded through separate companies based in Bergen and Hong Kong.

Originally based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Wallem Services shows corporate offices in Hong Kong as well as Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Japan, USA, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
 
 
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