HARPA (1)

About

Completed 1931 as HARPA for Anglo-Saxon. 27-1-1942 struck a British mine and sunk in Singapore Main Strait. Voyage Singapore Batavia.

IMO number
1162538
Call sign
GTQK
Construction number
575
Tonnage
3.007 ton
Beam
15m
Length overall
93m
Year of construction
1931
Year of renaming/broken up
1942
Service for Shell
1931 to 1942
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Frederick Ritchie unknown My father was killed when ship sank.

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/08/2011 - 15:49 Frederick Ritchie

My father was killed when the Harpa struck a british seamine. I have been trying to find out if there were any survivors and relations of survivors for a long time. His name was George William Ritchie but was known as John. He was a R.N. gunner aged 27. It was his first trip as a gunner.

Thanks