M/S Amerikaland

Call sign
SEXA
Shipping company
Nationality
Sweden flaggSweden
Home port

Shipyard

Name
Build year
1925
Yard number
50
Month of delivery
Juni

Other

  • Participant in WW2
  • Torpedoed, 3.2.1942
  • Civilian ship

Tonnage

Gross tonnage:
15.355
Net tonnage:
3.320
Deadweight:
20.880

Engine

Propulsion:
Engine size:
BHK 1313
Speed:
11,4

Dimensions

Length:
561.3'
Beam:
72.2'
Draft:
44.1'
  • HISTORIKK:
    v/H.Larsson-Fedde.

    6/1925: Ångfartygs A/B Tirfing (S. G. Janson) Gøteborg, Sverige - AMERIKALAND
    /1934: Ångfartygs A/B Tirfing (Axel Brostrøm & Son) Gøteborg - AMERIKALAND
    2/1942: Torpedert og senket 3/2-1942 av tysk ubåt U-106 ( Kapitänleutnant Hermann Rasch ) på reise Sparrows Point, Maryland til Cruz Grande,Chile i ballast. Senket i posisjon 36.36N og 74.10W.  5 mann omkom og 34 reddet.

    Se også:
    http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1310.html

    Shipwreck location

    Latitude: 36.6
    Longitude: -74.166667

    Sources

    http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1310.html