D/S Ville de Gand

Other names
ex American Importer,ex Somme
Shipping company
Nationality
Belgium flaggBelgium
Home port

Shipyard

Name
Build year
1920
Yard number
674
Month of delivery
September

Other

  • Participant in WW2
  • Torpedoed, 19.8.1940
  • Civilian ship

Tonnage

Gross tonnage:
7.590
Net tonnage:
4.039

Engine

Dimensions

Length:
436.9'
Beam:
58.2'
Draft:
26.4'
  • HISTORIKK:
    v/H. Larsson-Fedde.

    9/1920: United States Shipping Board, Philadelphia, USA - SOMME
    /1921: United States Goverment(War Dept)Philadelphia,USA - SOMME    
    /1931: United States Lines of Nevada(Roosevelt S.S.Co.Inc)New York - AMERICAN IMPORTER
    /1935: United States Lines Co(Man.Agents,International Mercantile Marine Co)New York - AMERICAN IMPORTER
    /1937: United States Lines Co, New York, USA - AMERICAN IMPORTER
    /1939: Soc. Maritime Anversoise Soc. Anon,Antwerpen, Belgia - VILLE DE GAND
    8/1940: Torpedert og senket 19/8-40 av tysk ubåt U 48 (Kapitän zur see Hans Rudolf Rösing) i pos. N 55.28', W 15.10'-ca 200 n.m. West av Irland. 14 personer omkom.

    Se også:
    https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/469.html

    Shipwreck location

    Latitude: 55.466667
    Longitude: -15.166667