SS Corona

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Career
Name: Ingrid Horn (1922-26)
Margret (1926-28)
Nelly (1928-36)
Corona (1936-45)
Empire Concerto (1945-46)
Corona (1946-60)
Owner: H C Horn (1922-26)
AS DS Thorunn (1926-28)
DS Vesterhavet AS (1928-36)
Finska Angfartyges Ab (1936-45)
German Government (1945)
Ministry or War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945-46)
Finska Angfartyges Ab (1946-60)
Operator: H C Horn (1922-26)
S Sturlung (1926-28)
J Lauritzen (1928-36)
Finska Angfartyges Ab (1936-45)
German Government (1945)
Ministry or War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945-46)
Finska Angfartyges Ab (1946-60)
Port of registry: Weimar Republic Flensburg (1922-26)
Norway Bergen (1926-28)
Denmark Esbjerg (1928-36)
Finland Helsingfors (1936-45)
Nazi Germany Kiel (1945)
United Kingdom London (1945-46)
Finland Helsingfors (1946-60)
Builder: Lübecker Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft
Launched: 1922
Identification: Code Letters NGVS (1928-34)
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Code Letters OYYD (1934-36)
ICS Oscar.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Delta.svg
Code Letters OFAG (1936-45)
ICS Oscar.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Alpha.svgICS Golf.svg
Code Letters GFLK (1945-6)
ICS Golf.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Lima.svgICS Kilo.svg
Code Letters OFAG (1946-60)
ICS Oscar.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Alpha.svgICS Golf.svg
Finnish Official Number 790 (1937-45, 1946-60)
Captured: by Nazi Germany in March 1945
by the Allies in May 1945
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,549 GRT
896 NRT
Length: 263 ft 0 in (80.16 m)
Beam: 37 ft 8 in (11.48 m)
Depth: 22 ft 7 in (6.88 m)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h)

Corona was a 1,549 GRT cargo ship that was built in 1922 by Lübecker Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany as Ingrid Horn for German owners. She was sold in 1926 to Danish owners and renamed Nelly. In 1936, she was sold to Finnish owners and renamed Corona.

In 1944, she was seized by Germany, and then by the Allies in 1945. She was passed to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Empire Concerto. In 1946, she was returned to her Finnish owners and renamed Corona, serving until 1960 when she was scrapped.

Description[edit]

The ship was built in 1922 by Lübecker Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft, Lübeck.[1]

The ship was 263 feet 0 inches (80.16 m) long, with a beam of 37 feet 8 inches (11.48 m) and a depth of 14 feet 0 inches (4.27 m). She had a GRT of 1,549 and a NRT of 896.[2]

The ship was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine, which had cylinders of 21 35 inches (55 cm), 34 14 inches (87 cm) and 55 116 inches (139.9 cm) diameter by 35 25 inches (90 cm) stroke. The engine was built by Lübecker Maschinenbau-Gesellschaftt.[2] The engine could propel her at 9 knots (17 km/h).[3]

History[edit]

Ingrid Horn was built for H C Horn, Flensburg.[4] In 1926, she was sold to Dampskip Thorunn A/S, Bergen, Norway and renamed Margret.[1] She was placed under the management of S Sturlung. In 1926, she was sold to Dampskib Vesterhavet A/S,[4] Copenhagen,[5] Denmark and renamed Nelly, operating under the management of J Laurentzen.[4] Her port of registry was Esbjerg and the Code Letters NGVS were allocated.[2] Her Code Letters were changed to OYYD in 1934.[6]

In 1936,[1] Nelly was sold to Finska Angfartyges Ab, Helsinki and was renamed Corona.[4] Her port of registry was Helsingfors and the Code Letters OFAG were allocated.[7] The Finnish Official Number 790 was allocated.[3]

In October 1944, Corona was detained in port at Holtenau, Germany. In March 1945, she was seized by Germany. In May 1945, Corona was seized by the Allies at Kiel. She was passed to the MoWT and renamed Empire Concerto.[1] She was placed under the management of A F Henry & MacGregor Ltd. Her port of registry was London and the Code Letters GFLK were allocated.[8] She was returned to Finska Angfartyges Ab in 1946 and renamed Corona.[1] Her former Code Letters OFAG and Finnish Official Number 790 were reallocated.[3] She served until 1960, when she was scrapped at Tyko Brok, Finland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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. 
  2. ^ a b c "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ship Card #4371". Finnish Mercantile Marine Database. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Horn Line". The Ships List. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Danmarks Skibsliste 1929" (in Danish). Sjøfartens Bibliotek. Retrieved 24 May 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURSs". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 24 May 2010.