PINNA (2)

About

Completed 1910 as Birkenfels for Hansa Line. 1914 taken over and renamed Tandem, later Polshannon. 1920 sold to Anglo-Saxon and renamed PINNA in 1922. 3-2-1942 bombed and ran aground on voyage Pladju to Singapore.

Also known as
Birkenfels
Tandem
Polshannon
IMO number
1139103
Call sign
GXJB
Construction number
236
Tonnage
6.121 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
140m
Year of construction
1910
Year of renaming/broken up
1942
Service for Shell
1920 to 1942
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/15/2017 - 20:55 Julia Bertenshaw

This is a sad story! On researching family history I have found that my grandfather was working on the Pinna 2 (Official no. 112811) in July 1914 as an M. R. Steward. His death was recorded on 17th July 1914 as a suicide, off the south-east coast of Eire. His name was William Charles Ritchie, age 51yrs. Whether this took place because of the impending WW11 or because he couldn\'t cope with his job, I will never know. Has anyone any further information about the conditions or ship situation? What does M.R. stand for in his job title. The above information was reported in the Marine Register during the month of 1914.