Kronprins Frederik

SteveCT
1st October 2007, 00:53
Hi all,

I'm trying to find out some details of the sinking of the Kronprins Frederik that was sold to Egypt in 76 and renamed the Patra. Anyone got any ideas where I could look to find out a general area where she went down?

Steve

Gulpers
1st October 2007, 03:59
Steve,

According to the Miramar Ship Index entry here (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/183001?page=1&shipname=Kronprins+Frederik&IDNo=&search_op=OR&number=), she was on fire and lost in position, 2156N 038 28E, on 24.12.76. (Thumb)

SteveCT
4th October 2007, 08:30
Steve,

According to the Miramar Ship Index entry here (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/183001?page=1&shipname=Kronprins+Frederik&IDNo=&search_op=OR&number=), she was on fire and lost in position, 2156N 038 28E, on 24.12.76. (Thumb)

Thanks very much. Looks like it's in deep water so a no go for a search there then. (Thumb) (Thumb)

Tony Breach
10th October 2007, 08:01
Try finding a library copy of 'Modern Shipping Disasters 1963-1987' by Norman Hooke (I beleive there is an updated edition as well which extends the period covered to a much later date). There is a very good report of the loss of the ship which confirms that she is in 450 fathoms. Two crew members were charged with negligence in respect of mechanical maintainance.

She previously sank alongside at Harwich in the 1950s after catching fire but was later raised & repaired.

Tony

Aristo
10th October 2007, 18:53
Another well written report on her loss can be found at "Disaster at Sea" by Milton H.Watson. It is noted that she went down 50 miles from Jeddah and that her captain said that he "had to chase passengers off the vessel with axes since many of them did not want to abandon the ship without their belongings".