estonian SS Anu [+1940]
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nationality estonian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1883
live live
weight (tons) 1421  grt
dimensions 76.2 x 11 x 5.5 m
material iron
engine 1 x 2 cyl. compound engine, one boiler, single screw.
power 135  n.h.p.
yard no. 197
IMO/Off. no. 87893
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 06/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
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Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
last owner
[1]Saarna & Dalgren
SS Anu [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 87893
prev. owners
[2]Persson G. F., Landskrona
SS Excelsior
period 1921 ~ 1939
[3]Gorthon J., Helsingborg
SS Excelsior
period 1921 ~ 1921
[4]Gohle R., Norrköping (Norrkoping)
SS Excelsior
period 1917 ~ 1921
[5]Uners H. A/B, Norrköping (Norrkoping)
SS Excelsior
period 1916 ~ 1917
[6]Rederi A/B Polaris
SS Excelsior
period 1913 ~ 1916
[7]Persson J., Helsingborg
SS Billio
period 1899 ~ 1913
[8]Vatis J. L. & Co., Syra (gr.)
SS Billio
period 1896 ~ 1899
[9]Bazeley G. & Sons, Penzance
SS Wylo
period 1883 ~ 1896
IMO/Off. no.: 87893
about the wreck
depth (m.) 22 max. / 19.8 min. (m)
orientation 160°
war grave
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Allen Tony10/10/2008Anu SS was built in 1883 and was on route from GOTHENBURG and ABERDEEN for DUNDEE carrying a general cargo when she was mine laid by German submarine U-13 off the River Tay, Scotland. 7 crew were lost.
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About Builders
 Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
Readhead and Softley (1865~1872)
John Readhead & Co. (1872~1888)
Readhead & Sons (1888~1909)
John Readhead & Sons Ltd. (1909~)
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