danish SS Ove Toft [+1939]
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general
nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2135  grt
dimensions 87.2 x 13.4 x 5.8 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 202  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 656
IMO/Off. no. 5605642
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 660
about people
builder
Vulcan A. G. (Stettin & Hamburg), Hamburg
engine by
Cooper & Greig, Dundee
last owner
[1]Jutlandia A/S D/S - Toft Jens, Copenhagen (København)
SS Ove Toft [+1939]
period 1935 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 5605642
prev. owners
[2]Helmer Staubo & Co., Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Hav
period 1935 ~ 1935
IMO/Off. no.: 5605642
[3]Ditlev-Simonsen H., Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Putten
period 1930 ~ 1935
IMO/Off. no.: 5605642
[4]Pedersen John P. & Son, Tvedestrand & Christiania (Oslo)
SS Dagfin
period 1921 ~ 1930
IMO/Off. no.: 5605642
captain
no. of crew 21
about the wreck
depth (m.) 75 max. / 55 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Miramar Ship Index
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
updates
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 19/08/2012
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Ove Toft was a Danish Cargo steamer of 2135 tons and built in 1921 owned by TOFT, JENS, A/S D/S JUTLANDIA. On the 3rd December 1939 when on route from IMMINGHAM for GOTHENBURG carrying a cargo of coal she was torpedoed by U-31 and sunk. 6 crew lost.
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About Builders
 Vulcan A. G. (Stettin & Hamburg), Hamburg
Founded as Vulcan Werft in Stettin in 1851.

In 1857 the shipyard was renamed Stettiner Maschinenbau AG Vulcan.

As Stettin became too small, a new shipyard was built in Hamburg between 1907 - 1909.

In 1911 renamed Vulcan-Werke Hamburg und Stettin Actiengesellschaft.

In 1928 the Hamburg company merged with other companies to Deschimag concern. The Stettin company was taken over by Howaldtswerke AG.

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