estonian SS Linda [+1940]
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nationality estonian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1899
live live
weight (tons) 1213  grt
dimensions 70 x 10.4 x -- m
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
speed 8.5  knots
yard no. 77
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 11/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
about people
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon (Scotland)
last owner
[1]Tiedemann O., Tallin
SS Linda [+1940]
period 1928 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Nimtz F.L.
SS Alt Heidelberg
period 1925 ~ 1928
[3]Stettiner Dampfschiffs Ges. - J. F. Brauenlich G.m.b.H., Stettin
SS Heidelberg
period 1923 ~ 1925
[4]Neue Dampfer Compagnie A.G., Stettin
SS Heidelberg
period 1922 ~ 1923
[5]Alfred Calvert Shipping Ltd., Goole
SS Glendoon
period 1921 ~ 1922
[6]Neptun Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft, Bremen
SS Hermes
period 1899 ~ 1914
about the wreck
depth (m.) 126 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
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Built as German HERMES for Dampfschifffahrts-Ges. "Neptun", Bremen. 1914 interned at Antwerp and 1921 taken over by Britain and renamed GLENDOON for Calvert SS Co Ltd. 1922 returned to Germany, renamed HEIDELBERG for Neue Dampfer Comp. and 1923 sold to Stettiner Dampfer Comp. 1925 bought by F.L. Nimtz, Hamburg and renamed ALTHEIDELBERG. 1928 sold to Estonia and renamed LINDA for O. Tiedemann, Käsmu. (1 dead and ? survivors)

The Estonian steam merchant LINDA (1,213 tons) en route Blyth – Gothenburg on 11 Feb,1940, was hit by one torpedo from U-9 and broke in two. The forepart sank immediately and the stern followed four minutes later.

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