23rd October 2008, 21:46
Back in August I posted, looking for info on the vessel "WIGRY" that was wrecked off the coast of Iceland on Jan. 15, 1942. I did get a few responses and I'm wondering if anyone new has any info.
Neshanic Station, NJ
23rd November 2008, 02:11
You may have received this reference to WIGRY in the Miramar Ship index last time: click here (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/158009)
I couldn't find a report in The Times of the loss in 1942, unfortunately (a lot was happening in the war at that time), but for what it's worth, here is a brief report of the WIGRY's launch in 1912 (as HOOTON):
The Times, Wednesday, Jan 03, 1912
LAUNCHES AND TRIAL TRIPS.- The collier Hooton,
constructed to the order of the Denaby and Cadeby
Main Collieries, was launched by Sir Raylton Dixon
and Co. at Middlesbrough. The principal dimensions
are 275ft. 3in. long by 38ft. 9in. broad and 19ft. 8in.
deep; the carrying capacity will be about 2,500
tons. The vessel will be fitted by Messrs. George
Clark (Limited), Sunderland, with triple-expansion
engines, having cylinders 21in., 34in., and 56in.
diameter by 36in. stroke.
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