Category:Penang (ship, 1905)

English: 'Penang', was a three-masted steel barque built in 1905 with her originally name 'Albert Rickmers' by Rickmers Act. Ges., Bremerhaven for own account. 1910 sold to F. Laeisz, Hamburg, and was renamed Penang. 1917 sold to Bachmann, Bremen. 1920 sold to John Nurminen, Raumo, Finland and 1923 sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn. In December 08 1940 she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-140 at 55°25'N, 10°15'W and sunk. No one of the crew survived.
Her dimensions were: length × beam × depth = 265.5 × 40.1 × 24.6 ft (80.9 × 12.2 × 7.5 m) and she had a tonnage of 2039 GRT, 1880 NRT, and 3300 DWT.[1]

Names:

  • Albert Rickmers (1905–1910)
  • Penang (1910–1940)
Last modified on 12 October 2012, at 10:44