HS Tenerife

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HS Tenerife

Post by cascoskuro » Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:01 am

Hello!

I´m looking for any kind of information about hamburg-südamerikanische line, since 1871 to 1945. And, above all, of the merchant ship named Tenerife (1922-1939), sunk in denmark strait in an encounter with the armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania. This episode is very interesting, and also the sinking of HMS Transylvania one year later, torpedoed by U-56.

HS Tenerife: 4996 tn; 10 knots; armament?
HMS Transylvania: 16.923 tn; 15.5 knots; 8/152mm; 2/76mm.

Saludos.

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Post by cascoskuro » Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:08 am

The HMS Transylvania before the war.
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It´s very curious, but in 1917, one ship named Transylvania too, property of the same company (Anchor Line), was torpedoed and sunk by another u-boat.

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Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:16 pm

The HSDG freighter TENERIFE was scuttled by her crew on 21.11.1939 at 62.25 N, 20 W. She displaced 4996 tons. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines ... south.html

That position, I think, is about 360 statute miles east from the HMS HOOD resting place. So this is right at the southern tip of Iceland, not really in the Denmark Strait.
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Post by cascoskuro » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:57 am

Thank you very much, Ulrich!!. The coordinates, a new datum for me.

And now, a picture of the first Transylvania, sinking by u-63.
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Re: HS Tenerife

Post by RF » Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:49 pm

The Tenerife was not armed and probably trying for the Iceland-Faroes gap rather than the more hazardous Denmark Strait.
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