MV Aase Maersk (1930)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aase Mærsk (1930) (7312743392).jpg
Aase Mærsk
Name: Aase Mærsk
  • Mærsk Line (1930–40, 1945–60)
  • CT Bowring & Co (1940–)
Port of registry: United Kingdom Belfast (1940)
Builder: Odense Steel Shipyard, Odense, Denmark
Launched: 1930
Completed: September 1930
Status: Scrapped in 1960
General characteristics
  • 6,814 GRT
  • tonnage under deck 5,505
  • 3,641 NRT
Length: 407.1 feet (124.1 m) p/p
Beam: 54.9 feet (16.7 m)
Draught: 26 feet 10 14 inches (8.19 m)
Depth: 30.4 feet (9.3 m)
Installed power: 489 NHP
Propulsion: 6-cylinder 4-stroke single-acting marine diesel engine
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
wireless direction finding

MV Aase Maersk or Aase Mærsk was a Danish 6,184 GRT oil tanker. Odense Steel Shipyard of Odense built her in 1930 for A. P. Moller of Copenhagen. She was a motor ship, powered by a Burmeister & Wain six-cylinder four-stroke single-acting marine diesel engine developing 489 NHP.[1]

Second World War[edit]

In the Second World War the UK Ministry of War Transport took her over and appointed C.T. Bowring & Co to manage her.[1] She served with the United States Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Navy. The Bathurst-class corvette HMAS Geelong collided with her on 11 November 1942. Aase Mærsk was returned to her owners in 1945.


Aase Mærsk was scrapped at Preston, Lancashire in December 1960.


  1. ^ a b Lloyd's Register, Steamships and Motor Ships (PDF). Lloyd's Register. 1940. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 


  • Wilson, Michael. Royal Australian Navy 21st Century Warships, Naval auxiliaries 1911 to 1999 including Defence Maritime Services. Profile No. 4 (Revised ed.). Marrickville: Topmill Pty Ltd. ISBN 978-1-876270-72-8. [page needed]