Name ship: B.W. F

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Identification Data

Year built: 1921
Classification Register: Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR)
IMO number:
Nat. Official Number:
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Standard Ship Type:
Type Deck:
Lift Capacity:
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 1
Construction Data

Shipbuilder: Gebr. Fikkers, Martenshoek, Netherlands
Date Laid Down:
Launch Date:
Delivery Date:
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: Nolden & Bulder, Delfzijl, Netherlands
Engine Type: Steam, Triple Expansion
Number of Cylinders: 3
Power: 325
Power Unit: IHP (IPK)
Eng. additional info: Nolden & Bulder Type (x)
Speed in knots: 9.00
Number of screws: 1
Gross Tonnage: 443.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 219.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 620.00 tonnes deadweight (1000 kg)
Length 1:
Length 2: 42.54 Meters Registered
Beam: 7.50 Meters Breadth, moulded
Depth: 4.85 Meters Depth, moulded
Draught: 3.10 Meters Draught, maximum
Configuration Changes

1923-11-00: In 11.1923 bij Blohm & Vos te Hamburg met 8 meter verlengd. Nu 520 Brt, 320 Nrt en 780 Dwt.

Certificate of Registry
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1923-06-11 AGNES KÖLLN
Manager: H. Kölln, Burgstaaken, Germany
Owner: H. Kölln, Burgstaaken, Germany
Homeport / Flag: Burgstaaken / Germany
Callsign: PBWT
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1924-10-01 ANGELN
Manager: R. Bornhofer, Hamburg, Germany
Owner: R. Bornhofer, Hamburg, Germany
Homeport / Flag: Hamburg / Germany
Callsign: PBWT
Additional info: Renamed 24-10-1924.

Date/Name Ship 1928-02-25 SANTA IRIA
Manager: Empreza Velaire de Transports Ltd., Lisbon (Lissabon), Portugal
Owner: Empreza Velaire de Transports Ltd., Lisbon (Lissabon), Portugal
Homeport / Flag: Lisbon (Lissabon) / Portugal
Callsign: HSYA
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1931-00-00 SANTA IRENE
Manager: Companhia Industrial Portugeuza, Lisbon (Lissabon), Portugal
Owner: Companhia Industrial Portugeuza, Lisbon (Lissabon), Portugal
Homeport / Flag: Lisbon (Lissabon) / Portugal
Callsign: HSYA
Additional info: 1934 call sign: CSAY

Ship Events Data

1921-00-00: 1921 voor eigen rekening gebouwd. Na de proefvaart opgelegd in afwachting van de verkoop.

1921-04-00: NRC 02.04.1921: Delfzijl, 1 april: De vrachtboot “B.W.F.”, gebouwd op de scheepswerf van de Gebr. Fikkers te Martenshoek, heeft gisteren met gunstig gevolg proefgestoomd.Het schip is plm. 600 ton groot, terwijl de machine, met een vermogen van 325 I.P.K. en 125 omwentelingen, aan de boot een snelheid geeft van 9 mijl. Deze is geleverd door de firma Nolden en Bulder alhier.

1931-05-00: In 05-1931 te Lissabon ernstige boeg schade na aanvaring met het Portugese schip QUANZA (1929 - BRT 6636).

1943-04-13: Op 13-04-1943 onderweg van Genua naar Civitavecchia op 300 mijl ZO van Bastia door de Britse onderzeeboot HMS TAURUS getorpedeerd in pos. 42°18'.NB. en 09°.52'.OL. en gezonken. (17 slachtoffers, slechts één overlevende) Het schip werd die nacht aangezien voor een Italiaanse vrachtboot.

Informatie van 13 Apr 1943. HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) sank the Portuguese Santa Irene (520 GRT, built 1921) with gunfire about 30 nautical miles south-east of Bastia, Corsica, France in position 42°19'N, 09°53'E. (All times are zone -1)
0001 hours - Sighted the navigation lights of a distant ship. Closed. Thought this might be a hospital ship. While closing noted that both sides of the ship were illuminated making it even more likely that it was a hospital ship. When even closer Lt.Cdr. Wingfield was surprised to see the Italian flag painted on the ships sides. Fire was immediately opened from 1000 yards with the 4" gun as a submarine trap was suspected. The ship was soon on fire and stopped as the first round was a hit in the engine room. One torpedo was fired from 500 yards but it just missed astern as the ship still had some headway. Re-opened fire with the 4" gun while getting into position to fire another torpedo. 0039 hours - Fired a torpedo from 750 yards that hit the ships stern after 30 seconds. The ship was seen to be sinking by the stern shortly afterwards near position 42°18'5"N, 09°52'5"E. Taurus retired to the South at full speed. The ship later turned out to be Portuguese, In the dark the Portuguese flag was mistaken for the Italian one. Also the ship was in a sink at sight area and was not reported to be in that area to the British. There was only one survivor from the Santa Irene, he was picked up by the Italian hospital ship Epomeo.

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