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Manager: Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
Delievered in Dec.-1915 from Helsingørs Jernskibs- & Maskinbyggeri, Helsingør, to Kampmann, Møller & Herskind, Århus, but handed over as Føina to Knut Knutsen O.A.S. Haugesund. 1674 gt, 998 net, 2450 tdwt, 248.8' x 38.2' x 15.4', Triple exp. (by builder). Registered under D/S A/S Føina in 1921. Used as transport in the period 1926-1928 for the whaling station at Praia Amelia, Angola.
Captain: Johan Larssen (here's a Guestbook message from his son).
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Disappeared while on a voyage in ballast from Sarpsborg, Norway to Grangemouth. Last heard from on Dec. 7. Sunk by U-20* (Moehle) north of Scotland on Dec. 10-1939, with the loss of 18. The bodies of 2 were found in a lifeboat half full of water on Dec. 12 about 160 miles west/northwest of Rattray Head.
Related external links:
Knutsen OAS Shipping today - with a brief history of the company.
Back to Føina on the "Ships starting with F" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Våre gamle skip", Leif M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn, "Skip og menn", Birger Dannevig, "Handelsflåten i krig", Book 1 (Atle Thowsen), "Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two", Jürgen Rohwer, Stavern Memorial for Seamen, Stavern (ref. My sources).