norwegian Bergenske Dampskibsselskab A/B SS Delfinus (+1940)
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1912
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1294  grt
dimensions 70.1 x 10.67 x 4.88 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 144  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 108
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen
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Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen
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Bergenske Dampskibsselskab A/B, Bergen
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 06/12/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/01/2013
 
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Claes Johnny06/12/2007
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Claes Johnny06/12/2007Delfinus was delivered in Oct.-1912 from Laxevaag Maskin- & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen (108) as the cargo vessel Delfinus to Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, Bergen.

Steel hull, 230.1’ x 35.2’ x 16.1’, 1294 gt, 1920 tdwt, Triple Expansion (Laxevaag), 650 ihp 144nhp 9.5 knots.

Delfinus was on a voyage from the north of Norway to Hamburg with a cargo of fish and codliver oil when she was torpedoed and sunk in the afternoon of Nov. 6-1940 by the English submarine HMS Sturgeon (Gregory) west of Varhaug, Jæren. No casualties.

Rescue vessels and aircraft were sent out from the Stavanger area. According to survivors' statements 2 torpedoes had been fired, one hitting Delfinus aft, the other detonating on the beach.
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