norwegian MV Mim [+1939]
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nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1938
live live
weight (tons) 4996  grt
dimensions 131.9 x 17.1 x 7.6 m
material steel
engine oil engine, twin screws
power 973  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 441
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 01/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg
Skibs Skytteren A/S
no. of crew 31
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depth (m.) 5 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 06/08/2008
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last update 18/02/2012
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Allen Tony06/08/2008Mim MV was German built, but registered Tönsberg (Norway). MV Mim was sailing from Freemantle carrying wheat bound for Norway. A British frigate near Orkney stopped her, and the crew believing she was German put a British officer onboard and ordered her to Scapa Flow. The owners of the Mim then claimed it was bad British navigation, which sent the Mim onto Reef Dyke, North Ronaldsay on the morningof Wednesday November 1st 1939.

The Stromness lifeboat was launched in heavy seas, arriving at the Mim on Thursday morning. By this time 10 of the crew had made it to shore by launching a tender. The remaining 22 were taken off by lifeboat and taken to Kirkwall. Three days later only the funnels remained visible. One bronze prop has been recovered; the other is still missing.
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About Builders
 Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg
Société fondée en 1872 par 5 armateurs de Flensburg qui décidèrent s'affranchir des achats de navires en Angleterre. Le premier navire, un voilier 3 mâts, a été livré en 1875 et en 125 ans, a construit plus de 700 navires civils et militaires de tous types depuis sa création.

Founded in 1872 by 5 shipowners from Flensburg wishing to avoid purchase of english vessels. The first delivery in 1875 has been a 3 masts tallship and during 125 years of activity, more than 700 ships of all types, civilian and military, have been built.

Sociedad fundada por 5 armadores de Flensburg con la intención de evitar de comprar buques construidos en Inglaterra. Su primera entrega en 1875 fué un velero 3 mastros y en 125 años ha construido mas 700 buques cíviles y militares de todo tipo.

Sociedade fundada por 5 armadores de Flensburg com o intuito de evitar a compra de navios construidos em Inglaterra. Sua primeira entrega em 1875 foi um veleiro de 3 mastros e en 125 anos entregou mais de 700 navios cíveis e militares de todo tipo.

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