swedish MV Korshamn (+1941)
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nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1920
is nickname no
weight (tons) 6673  grt
dimensions 128.3 x 16.5 x 10 m
material steel
engine 2 x diesel engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 810  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 514
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 16/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.26rank: 626
about people
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
last owner
[1]Salen Sven (Rederi A/B Jamaica), Stockholm
MV Korshamn (+1941)
period 1938 ~ 1941
prev. owners
[2]Bruun & Von Der Lippe Rederi, Tønsberg
MV Vigeo
period 1937 ~ 1938
[3]Richardson, Philip Wigham, London
MV Ionopolis
period 1936 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 141941
[4]Glen Line Ltd. - Mcgregor, Gow & Co., London
MV Glenluce
period 1920 ~ 1936
IMO/Off. no.: 141941
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entered 18/03/2008
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Allen Tony19/06/2008Korshamn MV was a Swedish Cargo Motor Vessel of 6,755 tons built in 1920 by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Yard No 514G for Elder Dempster but taken over by the Glen Line Ltd as the GLENLUCE MV. She was powered by a diesel of 810 nhp giving 11 knots. She had several owners. In 1936 she was purchased by P.Wigham Richardson, Newcastle and renamed IONOPOLIS. In 1937 she was purchased by Skibs A/S Vigrid and renamed VIGO. In 1938 she was purchased by Rederi AB Jamaica and renamed KORSHAMN. On the 17th March 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-99 whilst in Convoy HX 112 going from New York to Liverpool.

Twenty five of her crew were lost.
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 Stuart Cameron, clydesite.co.uk
Claes Johnny18/03/2008On 16 Mar, 1941, U-99 attacked the convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.
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About Builders
 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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