Horn Shell (2)

About

Completed 1931 as Horn Shell for Anglo-Saxon. 26-7-1941 torpedoed and sunk by Italian submarine Barbarigo. Voyage Gibraltar to Curacao.

Information
IMO number
1162671
Call sign
GRDW
Construction number
146
Tonnage
11.692 ton
Beam
19m
Length overall
139m
Year of construction
1931
Year of renaming/broken up
1941
Service for Shell
1931 to 1941
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
02/12/2014 - 20:20 Roy Kennedy

My Dad Ken Kennedy sailed as an apprentice deck officer in around 1939 to 1940. He told me he always remembered hearing rivet heads snapping off whenever they were in rough weather. Apparently the steel used by the German builders was more brittle than steel used by other shipyards.