M/S Vancouver City

Call sign
GPVR
Shipping company
Nationality
Great Britain flaggGreat Britain
Home port

Shipyard

Name
Build year
1930
Yard number
598
Month of delivery
Januar

Other

  • Participant in WW2
  • Was sunk: Torpedoed
  • Civilian ship

Tonnage

Gross tonnage:
4.955
Net tonnage:
3.005

Engine

Propulsion:
Doxford
Engine size:
NHK 687
Built by:
W.Doxford & Sons Ltd.,Sunderland
Speed:
13

Dimensions

Length:
415.6'
Beam:
55.0'
Draft:
24.5'
  • HISTORIKK:
    v/H. Larsson-Fedde

    01/1930: Levert som VANCOUVER CITY til Reardon Smith Line Ltd ( W.R. Smith &
                       Sons Ltd) Bideford, U.K.
    09/1939: Torpedert og senket 14/9-1939 av tysk ubåt U 28 ( Korvettenkapitän
                      Günter Kuhnke ) i pos. N 51.23', W 07.03' på reise Suva, Fiji til UK 
                      med sukker. 3 personer omkom, 30 personer reddet

    Shipwreck location

    Latitude: 51
    Longitude: -7

    Sources

    http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/19.html