norwegian MV Deodata [+1939]
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1897
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 3203  grt
dimensions 99.1 x 13.7 x 7.3 m
material steel
engine 2 x 6 cyl. Man Auxilairy diesel engines, two shafts, 2 screws, Royal sails over double top and topgallant sails; De-rigged in 1924 1 x Diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 209  n.h.p.
speed 7.5  knots
yard no. 30
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 21/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Société des Chantiers de Normandie - Laporte & Cie., Rouen
last owner
[1]Hannevig Chr., Horten
MV Deodata [+1939]
period 1925 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Prentout Leblond, Leroux & Cie (Later & Boniface), Rouen
SV Quevilly
period 1897 ~ 1925
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 19 max. / 16.4 min. (m)
orientation 165°
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Jan Lettens
entered 27/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 09/06/2014
 
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Jan Lettens21/10/2008M/V Deodata; 4 masted steel barque built by Laporte & Compagnie, Rouen, France, launched as Le Quevilly on March 20th 1897 for H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Boniface, Rouen; 3.272 gt; 2518 net; royal sails over double top and topgallant sails; 98.14mx13.83mx7.36 m;

Le Quevilly was sold in 1900 to H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Lerouxe, Rouen. She saved the crew of the American schooner Ira Bliss on Nov. 25-1903, sinking 80 n. miles off Delaware.

Equipped in 1910-11 with 2 auxiliary 6-cyl. MAN oil engines, driving twin propellers, speed 5 knots. ...

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Jan Lettens21/10/2009Deodata, ex-Le Quevilly was a 4-masted steel barque built in 1897 by Laport & Co.

In 1911, she was fitted with auxiliary oil engines.

In 1923 she was de-rigged and rebuilt as a whale oil tanker with new oil engines of 209 n.h.p.

On 21st October 1939, she was on passage from Constant to Grangemouth in ballast, when she was sunk by a mine laid by the German U-boat U-19.
Jan Lettens24/10/2009Louise Stephens, a Gorleston lifeboat, picked up all survivors from Deodata, the Greek steamer Konstantinos Hadjipateras and the French Capitaine Edmond Laborie, all striking the same minefield laid by U-19 (Meckel) on October 17th, 1939 near the Inner Dowsing lightvessel.
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Jan Lettens21/10/2008M/V Deodata; 4 masted steel barque built by Laporte & Compagnie, Rouen, France, launched as Le Quevilly on March 20th 1897 for H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Boniface, Rouen; 3.272 gt; 2518 net; royal sails over double top and topgallant sails; 98.14mx13.83mx7.36 m;

Le Quevilly was sold in 1900 to H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Lerouxe, Rouen. She saved the crew of the American schooner Ira Bliss on Nov. 25-1903, sinking 80 n. miles off Delaware.

Equipped in 1910-11 with 2 auxiliary 6-cyl. MAN oil engines, driving twin propellers, speed 5 knots.

Sold to Leroux & Heizey, Rouen in 1915. Run into by USS Sampson on Jan. 26-1917. Laid up at Rouen in 1921.

Purchased by A/S Sørlandske Lloyd (K. A. Thorbjørnsen), Oslo in 1923. Derigged in 1926, converted to whale oil tanker and renamed Deodata.

Owner at the time of loss was Skibs A/S Deodata (Christoffer Hannevig A/S), Horten, and had been fitted with a new 209 nhp oil/diesel engine, speed 7.5 knots, single steel propeller.

She struck a mine off the Inner Dowsing lightship on Oct. 21-1939 when on a voyage from Constanza to Grangemouth in ballast 53 19 50N 00 38 21 50E.

Louise Stephens, a Gorleston lifeboat, picked up all survivors from Deodata, the Greek steamer Konstantinos Hadjipateras, and the French Capitaine Edmond Laborie, all striking the same minefield laid by U-19 (Meckel) on October 17th, 1939 near the Inner Dowsing lightvessel.
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