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by Martin Vyn
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Piroscafo Motia
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

Re: Piroscafo Motia

BTW Miramar gives renaming into Sicania for 1920 for SA de Nav. "La Sicania", Trapani. Same owner renamed her Motia in 1924 so there is some discrepancy in the dates. Motia kept her name when she was moved to Giuseppe d'Ali & C., Trapani in 1936.

Martin
by Martin Vyn
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Piroscafo Motia
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

Re: Piroscafo Motia

According to Mitchell/Sawyer British Standard Ships of WW.I, War Dirk was a "D" type standard ship, completed Nov. 1918. Renamed Sicania in 1919 and Motia in 1920. Scrapped Viareggio 9.1959. According to the same source "D" type was a single-deck collier, length bp 285 ft, breadth moulded 41 ft 9 in...
by Martin Vyn
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Florinha & Lindinha
Replies: 4
Views: 4801

Re: Florinha & Lindinha

Maurice & Jan-Olof - many thanks - this way at least part of the story is found.

BTW Jan-Olof - that Tosho website I did not know - very interesting.
by Martin Vyn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Florinha & Lindinha
Replies: 4
Views: 4801

Florinha & Lindinha

Hello According to Lloyd's War Losses, the Panamian mv Florinha (515 grt.) and Lindinha (531 grt.) were captured by the Japanese at Fort Bayard on December 20, 1941. Florinha became Japanese Hokurei Maru which was sunk by a/c on April 9, 1944. Try to find out more about the Panamian vessels as these...
by Martin Vyn
Tue May 04, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Fontaine
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Re: Fontaine

Hi Kris, very interesting, thank you very much.
by Martin Vyn
Mon May 03, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Fontaine
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Fontaine

Hi, as from Lloyd's 1942-43, at least until Lloyd's 1947-48, there is mentioned a vessel "Fontaine" of 224 grt., built 1930 at Lubecker Flender Werke and given as "ex French Naval Vessel". During the war she is British (MOWT, homeport Milford) and after the war became French again. Looking for her F...
by Martin Vyn
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: French tug Fame
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

Re: French tug Fame

David, only other source apart from Lloyd's is Erich Groener's "Die Handelsflotten der Welt 1942" who also mentions her with homeport Haiphong. No photo I fear.
by Martin Vyn
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: French fishtrawler Fanion
Replies: 0
Views: 7646

French fishtrawler Fanion

Hi, looking for the fate of French wooden fishtrawler Fanion (ex Bulby, 101 grt./1918). Until Lloyd's 1939-40 mentioned as French but as from Lloyd's 1940-41 mentioned without owner or flag. Lloyd's keeps that up until at least Lloyd's 1947-48 - to go so long in Lloyd's without owner or flag is pret...
by Martin Vyn
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: French tug Fame
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

French tug Fame

Hi, looking for the ultimate fate of the French (Haiphong) tug Fame of 226 grt., built 1857 (rebuilt 1888) but as far as I can tell still going strong during WW.II. She is still in Lloyd's 1945-46 but that does not mean she could not have been lost earlier in the war. Thanks.
by Martin Vyn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Torghatten
Replies: 2
Views: 3136

Re: Torghatten

Yes Davidships, that certainly helps and the info that she was sold in August 1941 is the icing on the cake. The text with the photo (thank you Google Translate) helps also by putting it all in the correct (Quisling) context. All in all exactly what I was looking for so thank you very much!
by Martin Vyn
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Torghatten
Replies: 2
Views: 3136

Torghatten

Hello I saw that the Swedish passengership Eskilstuna Express (288 grt./1928) was renamed Torghatten. In Lloyd's 1942-43 her flag changes from Swedish to Norwegian (still as Eskilstuna Express) but only after the war (I found it in Lloyd's 1947-48 but I do not have access to Lloyd's 1946-47) did Llo...
by Martin Vyn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Formigny
Replies: 5
Views: 6044

Re: Formigny

Thank you for this extra information, very helpfull.
by Martin Vyn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Formigny
Replies: 5
Views: 6044

Re: Formigny

Alain, thank you very much for your interesting reply.

Regards

Martin
by Martin Vyn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Formigny
Replies: 5
Views: 6044

Formigny

Hello, the Vichy-French freighter Formigny (2.166 grt./built 1915 although Miramar mentions June 1917) was captured by the British on December 9, 1940. As from 1941 she sailed under the British flag, with the same name. I try to find out what happened to her eventually. Both Jordan (The World Mercha...
by Martin Vyn
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Towy
Replies: 7
Views: 8841

Re: HMS Towy

Thanks Darius and David for the extra info.