danish Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS) SS Sigrun (+1940)
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nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1904
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weight (tons) 1337  grt
dimensions 73.1 x 11.1 x 5.1 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 141  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 223
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)
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depth (m.) 45 max. / 40 min. (m)
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 06/12/2007
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last update 13/08/2012
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Claes Johnny07/12/2007HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. D. St Clair Ford) torpedoes and sinks the Danish merchant Sigrun (1337 GRT) about 10 nautical miles east-south-east of Larvik,Norway
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Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab (DFDS), Copenhagen (København)

Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab means "The United Steamship Co." in Danish.
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 Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
The yard had a number of owners until 1880 when Robert Foster set up a limited liability company with the Sunderland name. The yard made cargo-liners, steel colliers and tramps before moving into tankers in the mid 1880s. - - In the following decades a number of passenger/cargo liners were built. In 1903 the Admiral l'Hermite was launched form the yard: it was one of the largest ever made there. - - In the 1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Ship Builders of South Docks, Sunderland. A number of tramps were made up to World War I. During the war itself, eleven ships and 19 small naval craft were built of which two were gunboats. After building a cargo-liner and a few further tramps before the freight slump of the early 1920s. - - In 1923 no launches were made during 1923 and the yard stopped trading. The yard was demolished during the Depression years.

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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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