SS Heinrich Arp

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Name: Heinrich Arp (1923-45)
Empire Connemara (1945-46)
Liza Chaikina (1946- )
Owner: H F C Arp Dampschiffs Reederei (1923-45)
Ministry of War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945-46)
Soviet Government (1946- )
Operator: S Ollgaard & Thoersen (1923-45)
Ministry of War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945-46)
Soviet Government (1946- )
Port of registry: Weimar Republic Hamburg (1923-33)
Nazi Germany Hamburg (1933-45)
United Kingdom London (1945-46)
Soviet Union soviet Union (1946- )
Builder: F Schichau GmbH
Launched: 1923
Identification: Code Letters RDWL (1923-34)
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Code Letters DHKV (1934-45)
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Status: In active service as of 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 1,428 GRT
813 NRT
Length: 237 ft 2 in (72.29 m)
Beam: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Depth: 16 ft 0 in (4.88 m)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor

Heinrich Arp was a 1,428 GRT cargo ship that was built in 1923 by F Schichau, Elbling, Germany for German owners. In May 1945, she was seized by the Allies at Hamburg, passed to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Empire Connemara. In 1946, she transferred to the Soviet Union and renamed Liza Chaikina.

Description[edit]

The ship was built in 1923 by F Schichau, Elbling.[1]

The ship was 237 feet 2 inches (72.29 m) long, with a beam of 37 feet 6 inches (11.43 m). She had a depth of 16 feet 0 inches (4.88 m). The ship had a GRT of 1,428 and a NRT of 813.[2]

The ship was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine, which had cylinders of 16 916 inches (42.1 cm), 27 58 inches (70 cm) and 42 916 inches (108.1 cm) diameter by 27 58 inches (70 cm) stroke. The engine was built by Schichau.[2]

History[edit]

Heinrich Arp was built for H F C Arp Dampschiffs Reederei, Hamburg. She was placed under the management of S Ollgaard & Thoersen, Hamburg. Her port of registry was Hamburg and the Code Letters RDWL were allocated.[2] In 1934, her Code Letters were changed to DHKV.[3]

In May 1945, Heinrich Arp was seized by the Allies at Hamburg. She was passed to the MoWT and renamed Empire Connemara. In 1946, she was transferred to the Soviet Union and renamed Liza Chaikina[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mitchell, W.H.; Sawyer, L.A. (1995). The Empire Ships. London, New York, Hamburg, Hong Kong: Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. p. not cited. ISBN 1-85044-275-4. 
  2. ^ a b c "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 12 July 2010.