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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Steinstad   Norwegian  Galway  1940 

Steinstad : 
Owner A.F. Klaveness & Co A/S, Oslo  
Flag Norwegian  Builder Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland. 
Port Oslo  Build Date 1912 
Official No   Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1480 / 2476 
Ship type Motor Vessel  Dimensions 300.5 ft | 44.5 ft | 11.3 ft
Ships Role  General Cargo  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Poop Deck 24 ft, Bridge Deck 74 ft, Forecastle 30 ft. 
Hull
 
Machinery
Triple expansion 3cyl engine, (21½, 36 & 59 - 39in), 217 nhp.
Engine built by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. 
 
Wreck Location Approx 65nm west of Slyne Head Galway 
Date Lost 15/02/1940  Captain Ludvik Nilsen 
Cause Shelled and Sunk  Crew Lost 13 
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

Torpedoed by U-26 and sank approx 65 miles west of the Slyne Head. The crew left the ship in two boats, one drifted north for five days and came ashore on Arranmore Island, Donegal. The second boat was never heard from again.


 
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