norwegian SS Elna E. [+1941]
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general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1925
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1174  grt
dimensions 70.1 x 11 x 4.6 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engines
power 101  n.h.p.
speed knots
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 16/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 668
about people
builder
Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen
owner
Erichsen Leif, Bergen
captain
complement 2
no. of crew 17
about the wreck
depth (m.) 60 max. / 55 min. (m)
orientation 125°
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 28/10/2013
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Elna E. Built in Bergen 1925. Elna E left Cardiff in the morning of March 15-1941 for Barry Roads in order to correct her compasses, then continued on her voyage to Plymouth just after noon, following courses given by the Admiralty, passing Scarweather lightship at 15:35. Lundy Island and Hartland Point were later passed without being seen as the visibility was not very good for the rest of the day.

She had a cargo of coal. They had been instructed by the Admiralty to pass Lands End at a certain time of day on March 16, and as they were making good time her speed was reduced at 01:00 that morning. About 5 minutes later, when 10-12 n. miles off Crackington Haven, Cornwall she struck a mine, the explosion occurring forward followed by a heavy spout of water gushing over the ship, and she sta rted to sink by the bow.
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