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Name: FRIDTJOF NANSEN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/09/1897
Completed: 12/1897
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 327
Dimensions: 2044grt, 2094nrt, 326.0 x 47.0 x 23.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 286nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/1897 Bergh & Helland, Bergen
1902 D/S Fridtjof Nansenís Rederi (Bergh & Helland)
1915 A/S D/S Fridtjof Nansen (Bergh & Helland)
05/01/1916 Sank
Comments: 05/01/1916: Mined & sunk when 1 mile SW of Galloper light vessel
On a voyage from Bone to Rotterdam with a cargo of superphosphate
The mine had been laid by U-Boat UC10 on 29/12/1915


Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 01/10/1897