WW II Swedish Vsl "Goteborg"

14th February 2006, 18:55
Looking for information (where built, tonnages etc) on a Swedish vessel that called along Lerwick in August 1940. Noted in port records at SS Goteborg with a registered tonnage of 376 tons. Hoping someone out there may have an old LR from the 1940s or 50s that they could check for any mention of this vessel!

Many thanks


15th February 2006, 05:00
Ahoy John,

Are you sure about her tonnage?
I did find a SS Göteborg, built in 1891 at Bergsunds M/V-Stockholm for A/B Svenska Brazil-La Plata Linien and managed by Roland Frodi-Gothenburg
Gross Net:257
Summer Dwt:260
LOA x B x D: 155'7" x 25'2" x 14'0"
Eng:T 3Cy. 15 5/8" 24 3/8" & 41" 27¼"
MoT Cert.: SEQI
These details are from Lloyds Register 1959,so far no further details.

17th February 2006, 00:21
Hey Ruud

Many thanks for your helpful reply. I think I have found the one I'm looking for though and she was built 1893, A.G. Neptun Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik, Rostock, Germany. (Info from an old LR 1939/40). The scant details I had seem to fit so hoping this is the right one!
Thanks again.


28th August 2006, 15:26
A nice photo of the old Goteborg in my gallery,it may be the one you are after.