british Glen & Co. Ltd. - Scottish Navigation Co. - Glasgow Shipowners SS Orsa [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1925
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1478  grt
dimensions 76.2 x 11.28 x 4.9 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 144  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 128
IMO/Off. no. 148852
call sign
MNFG  
MNFG
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 21/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 665
about people
builder
Nieuwe Waterweg Scheepsbouwmaatschappij - New Waterway Shipbuilding Co., Schiedam
engine by
Nieuwe Waterweg Scheepsbouwmaatschappij - New Waterway Shipbuilding Co., Schiedam
owner
Glen & Co. Ltd. - Scottish Navigation Co. - Glasgow Shipowners, Glasgow
captain Simpson, Alexander
no. of crew 16
about the wreck
depth (m.) 20 max. / 17.3 min. (m)
orientation
protected no
war grave no
references
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 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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entered by Jan Lettens
entered 27/08/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 18/12/2013
 
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Allen Tony12/10/2007Orsa SS was a British Cargo ship built in 1925 of 1,478 tons. She was on route from TYNE for BORDEAUX carrying 2,100 tons of coal when she hit a mine laid by U-15, 15 miles 150 degrees from Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, England. 4 crew lost.
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