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D/S Ragni

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Manager: Alf Lindø, Haugesund
1264 gt

Delivered in Dec.-1919 as Frithjof Eide from Campeltown Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Campeltown to Birger Pedersen & Søn, Haugesund. 1264 gt, 747 net, 2060 tdwt, 299.4' x 35.8' x 15.5', Triple exp. 825 ihp (Ross & Duncan, Glasgow). Sold to England in 1923 and renamed Hillbrook (of Cardiff), then in 1929 she sailed as Ebchester (of Newcastle). Purchased by Erling Mortensen A/S, Oslo in Oct.-1936 and renamed Ragni. Sold to D/S A/S Alf Lindøs Rederi, Haugesund on Apr. 28-1939.

 Final Fate - 1939 (Norway still neutral): 

Struck a mine near Hartlepool on Dec.15-1939 when on a voyage Hull-Malmö with a cargo of coal and coke. 6 died.

The following are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway:
Able Seaman Ingvald Kristian Hansen, Donkeyman Jens Birger Jakobsen, Seaman Johan Ingolf Johannessen, Deck Boy Birger Otto Kristensen, Ordinary Seaman Petter Andreas Lund, and Stoker Sigmund Arnold Olsen.

Ron Young, England has given me:
Depth 52m, Reference: 55 00 505 N 001 12 813 W, Location: 61/2 miles E.S.E. of Tyne, north pier.

(See also my text for H.C. Flood).

Related external link:
Stavern Memorial commemorations - The Norwegian text says that Ragni had taken on a cargo of coke in England for a Swedish port when she was sunk, probably by a mine on Dec. 15-1939 off England's east coast. Out of a crew of 19 she lost 6 men. 13 were rescued and taken to Newcastle.

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Other ships by this name: Norway later had another ship by this name after the war - follow this link to Gezina for more. The Historical Index of the Great Lakes website also has info on this ship (type "Ragni" in the search field for vessel, then click on the little box with the item No. for Lake Erie). Also, in 1976 a motor vessel by this name was delivered to owners in Oslo, 1589 gt. Later names: Alantes 1980 (of Haugesund), Vibro Star 1988 (Farsund), Danish Birkholm 1998, Cygnus 2000, Dania Kirsten 2002 (still Danish).

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Våre gamle skip" , Leif M. Bjørkelund and E. H. Kongshavn, and misc.


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