swedish SS Minerva (+1940)
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nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1889
weight (tons) 2169  grt
dimensions 84.4 x 11.6 x 6.38 m
material iron
engine 3 Cyl. triple expansion by George Clark & Co., Sunderland, England., 1 screw
power 188  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 305
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons explosion
date lost 09/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Jakobstad Steamship Co. Ltd. (O. H. Sundqvist), Jakobstad
SS Minerva (+1940)
period 1939 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Andersson Arthur, Mariehamn
SS Minerva
period 1930 ~ 1939
[3]Scheja, Ivar, Stockholm
SS Minerva
period 1929 ~ 1930
[4]Rederi Baltic-France - J. Källmann
SS Prestonic
period 1923 ~ 1929
[5]Broström Axel & Son - Svenska Amerika Linien - Rederi A/B Sverige-Nordamerika, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
SS Smyrna
period 1919 ~ 1923
[6]Svenska Amerika-Mexiko Linien A/B - SAML, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
SS Eriksholm
period 1918 ~ 1919
[7]Broms G.M., Stockholm
SS Magnus Broms
period 1916 ~ 1918
[8]Banck O. - Otto Banck, Helsingborg
SS Yrsa
period 1912 ~ 1916
IMO/Off. no.: 95805
[9]Wilson Thos., Sons & Co. Ltd. - Wilson Line Of Hull - Wilson C. H., Hull
SS Syria
period 1903 ~ 1912
IMO/Off. no.: 95805
[10]Bailey & Leetham Ltd., Hull
SS Syria
period 1896 ~ 1903
IMO/Off. no.: 95805
[11]Bailey Watler S., Rollit A. K. & Goddard Wm E., Hull
SS Syria
period 1889 ~ 1896
call sign: 
[12]Bailey, William S., Hull
SS Syria
period 1889 ~ 1889
IMO/Off. no.: 95805
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
[1] Arthur Credland & Richard Green, Bailey & Leetham - Fleet History
[2] Miramar Ship Index
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last update Racey Carl
last update 01/02/2013
[1] Lettens Jan10/10/2008
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Lettens Jan05/04/2012PIT PROP

A pit prop or mine prop (British and American usage, respectively) is a length of lumber used to prop up the roofs of tunnels in coal mines.
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Racey Carl01/02/2013On 09/11/1940 the Swedish cargo ship MINERVA stranded at Borkum after being severely damaged by an underwater explosion which was probably due to a mine. Entire crew saved.
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Allen Tony19/03/2010Minerva SS was a Finnish cargo steamer of 2,239grt that was damaged by a British air attack on the 9th November 1940 and wrecked at Borkum when on route from Jakobstad for Emden with a cargo of pit props.
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About Builders
 Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
This yard was bought out by Dixon and his partner Backhouse in 1862, operating as Backhouse, Dixon until bought out entirely by Raylton Dixon in 1873. There were three brothers involved in the firm Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. Raylton, John, and Waynman

Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
George Clark of Southwick Engine Works, Crown Road, Southwick, Sunderland
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