MV Aase Maersk (1930)

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Aase Mærsk
History
Denmark
Name: Aase Mærsk
Owner:
Operator:
  • 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
Identification:
Status: Scrapped in 1960
General characteristics
Tonnage:
  • 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.

Fate[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • 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]