SS Stettin (1923)

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Career
Name: Stettin (1923-30)
Akka (1930-45)
Empire Calder (1945-47)
Israel Gotesman (1947)
Isgo (1947-50)
Erich (1950-60)
Pantera (1960-70)
Owner: Stettiner Dampfer Compagnie AG (1923-30)
Nord Deutsche Lloyd (1930-35)
Atlas Levant Linie (1935-40)
Kriegsmarine (1940-45)
Ministry of War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945-47)
Near East Shipping Co Ltd (1947-50)
Karl Gross (1950-60)
Palomba & Salvatori (1960-70)
Operator: Deutsche Levant Linie (1924-40)
Kriegsmarine (1940-45)
Whimster & Co Ltd (1945-47)
Near East Shipping Co Ltd (1947-50)
Karl Gross (1950-60)
Palomba & Salvatori (1960-70)
Port of registry: Weimar Republic Stettin (1923-31)
Weimar Republic Bremen (1931-33)
Nazi Germany Bremen (1933-40)
Nazi Germany Bremen (1940-45)
United Kingdom London (1945-50)
West Germany Bremen (1950-60)
Italy Italy (1960-70)
Builder: Stettiner Oderwerke AG
Launched: 1923
Completed: 1924
In service: 1924
Out of service: October 1970
Identification: German Official Number 8535 (1942-45)
United Kingdom Official Number 180787 (1945-50)
Code Letters JGBK (1923-33)
ICS Juliet.svgICS Golf.svgICS Bravo.svgICS Kilo.svg
Code Letters DOCW (1933-42)
ICS Delta.svgICS Oscar.svgICS Kilo.svgICS Whiskey.svg
Code Letters SFMN (1942-45)
ICS Sierra.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Mike.svgICS November.svg
Code Letters GQXJ (1945-50)
ICS Golf.svgICS Quebec.svgICS X-ray.svgICS Juliet.svg
IMO Number 5270090 (-1970)
Fate: Scrapped October 1970
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,646 GRT
1,511 NRT
Length: 328 ft 9 in (100.20 m)
Beam: 46 ft 0 in (14.02 m)
Depth: 18 ft 7 in (5.66 m)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor
Speed: 9.5 knots (17.6 km/h)

Stettin was a 2,646 GRT cargo ship which was built in 1923 for the Stettiner Dampfer Compagnie. In 1930 she was sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd and renamed Akka. She was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine in 1940. Akka was seized as a war prize in 1945, passing to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and being renamed Empire Calder.

She was sold in 1947 to the Near East Shipping Co and renamed Israel Gotesman and then Isgo. In 1950 she was sold to Karl Gross, Bremen and renamed Erich. In 1960, she was sold to Palomba & Salvatori, Italy and renamed Pantera, serving until she was scrapped in 1970.

Description[edit]

The ship was built by Stettiner Oderwerke AG, Stettin for Stettiner Dampfer Compagnie AG.[1]

She was launched in 1923,[2] and completed in 1924.[3]

The ship was 328 feet 9 inches (100.20 m) long, with a beam of 46 feet 0 inches (14.02 m) and a depth of 18 feet 7 inches (5.66 m). She had a GRT of 2,646 and a NRT of 1,511. She was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine which had cylinders of 22 38 inches (57 cm), 35 1316 inches (91.0 cm) and 57 inches (140 cm) diameter by 3938 (100 cm) stroke. The engine was built by Stettiner Oderwerke AG.[3]

History[edit]

Stettin was built for Stettiner Dampfer Compagnie AG, Stettin. She was operated under the management of Deutsche Levante Linie. Her code letters were JBGK and her port of registry was Stettin.[3] In 1930, she was sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd and renamed Akka.[1] Her port of registry was changed to Bremen and she remained under the management of Deutsche Levant Linie AG.[4] In 1934, her Code Letters were changed to DOCW.[5] In 1935, she was sold to Atlas Levant Linie AG.[6] She was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine in 1940.[1] In 1942, Akka was allocated the German Official Number 8535 and her Code Letters were change to SFMN.[7] she was damaged by mine and beached off Varangerfjord, Norway, 29 November, 1942. Later refloated, repaired, returned to service.[8]

In 1945, Akka was seized as a war prize and passed to the MoWT.[2] She was renamed Empire Calder and placed under the management of Whimster & Co Ltd. Her port of registry was changed to London. She was allocated the United Kingdom Official Number 180787 and the Code Letters GFDY.[9] In 1947, she was sold to the Near East Shipping Co Ltd, London. She was renamed Israel Gotesman, which was later shortened to Isgo.[10] In 1950, she was sold to Karl Gross, Bremen and renamed Erich. In 1960, she was sold to Palomba & Salvatori, Italy and renamed Pantera, serving until she was scrapped in Italy in October 1970.[2] With the introduction of IMO numbers, Pantera was allocated the IMO Number 5270090.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EMPIRE - C". Mariners-L. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ a b c "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "K-2 of the Soviet Navy". Uboat. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  10. ^ a b ישגו (in Hebrew). National Maritime Museum, Haifa. Retrieved 20 February 2010.