SS Nordmark

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For other ships named Angeln, see MV Angeln.
Career
Name: Faust (1920-26)
Nordmark (1926-36)
Angeln (1936-44)
Ermland (1944-45)
Empire Congerstone (1945-47)
Oakley (1947-53)
Lucy (1953-60)
Owner: H Dauelsberg (1920-26)
Robert Bornhofen (1926-39)
Preußenlinie Arlt & Co KG (1939-45)
Ministry of War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945-47)
Oakley Steamship Co (1947-49)
Goodwin Steamship Co (1949-50)
Anthony & Bainbridge Ltd (1950-53)
Navigazione de Transportes San José (1953-60)
Operator: H Dauelsberg (1920-26)
R Bornhofen (1926-39)
Ivers & Arlt (1936-45)
T & C Wilton & Co Ltd (1945-47)
Oakley Steamship Co (1947-49)
Goodwin Steamship Co (1949-50)
Anthony & Bainbridge Ltd (1950-53)
Navigazione de Transportes San José (1953-60)
Port of registry: Weimar Republic Bremen (1920-26)
Weimar Republic Hamburg (1926-33)
Nazi Germany Hamburg (1933-39)
Nazi Germany Köningsberg (1939-45)
United Kingdom London (1945-53)
Costa Rica San José (1953-60)
Builder: Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser AG
Yard number: 151
Launched: 29 December 1920
Identification: Code Letters QLGN (1920-34)
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Code Letters DHRX (1934-45)
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Code Letters GMRD (1945-53)
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United Kingdom Official Number 180665 (1945-53)
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Coaster
Tonnage: 987 GRT
568 NRT
Length: 215 ft 5 in (65.66 m)
Beam: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)
Depth: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor

Nordmark was a 987 GRT Coaster that was built as Faust in 1920 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser AG, Bremen, Germany for German owners. She was renamed Nordmark after a sale in 1930 and was again renamed Angeln in 1936. She was sold in 1944 and renamed Ermland. She was seized by the Allies at Lübeck in May 1945, passed to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Empire Congerstone. In 1947, she was sold into merchant service and renamed Oakley. In 1953, she was sold to Costa Rica and renamed Lucy. She served until 1960 when she was scrapped.

Description[edit]

The ship was built in 1920 as yard number 151 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser AG, Bremen.[1]

The ship was 215 feet 5 inches (65.66 m) long, with a beam of 34 feet 2 inches (10.41 m) a depth of 13 feet 6 inches (4.11 m). She had a GRT of 987 and a NRT of 568.[2]

The ship was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine, which had cylinders of 16 316 inches (41.1 cm), 26 inches (66 cm) and 34 15 inches (87 cm) diameter by 25 35 inches (65 cm) stroke. The engine was built by A Borsig, Berlin-Tegel.[2]

History[edit]

Faust was built for H Dauelsburg, Bremen.[1] In 1930, she was sold to Robert Bornhofen, Hamburg and was renamed Nordmark.[3] Her port of registry was Hamburg and she used the Code Letters QLGN.[2] On 17 November 1931, Nordmark was in collision with the Union-Castle Line's Llandaff Castle in the River Thames.[4] In 1934, her Code Letters were changed to DHRX.[5] In 1936, Nordmark was one of 20 ships chartered to transport timber from Leningrad, Soviet Union to Germany.[6] In 1939, she was sold to Preußenlinie Arlt & Co KG, Kiel. She was placed under the management of Ivers & Arlt. Her port of registry was changed to Köningsberg.[7] In 1944, she was renamed Ermland.[3]

In May 1945, Ermland was seized by the Allies at Lübeck. She was passed to the MoWT and renamed Empire Congerstone.[3] Her port of registry was London. She was placed under the management of T & C Wilson & Co Ltd. The Code Letters GMRD and United Kingdom Official Number 180665 were allocated.[8] In 1947, Empire Congerstone was sold the Oakley Steamship Company, London and was renamed Oakley. In 1949, she was sold to the Goodwin Steamship Company, London and then to Anthony & Bainbridge Ltd in 1950. In 1953, Oakley was sold to Navigazione de Transportes San José, San José, Costa Rica and was renamed Lucy. She served until 1960 when she was scrapped.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Schiffbaugesellschaft Unterweser AG / Schichau" (in German). Werften & Stadtgeschichte Bremens. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d Mitchell, W H, and Sawyer, L A (1995). The Empire Ships. London, New York, Hamburg, Hong Kong: Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85044-275-4. 
  4. ^ "Casualty Reports" The Times (London). Friday, 20 November 1931. (45985), col E, p. 24.
  5. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Soviet Shipping Demands" The Times (London). Friday, 5 June 1936. (47393), col E, p. 14.
  7. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 13 June 2010.