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HANS EGEDE

HANS EGEDE

Danish passenger/cargo ship built in 1905 by B&W, Copenhagen, yard number 240. Sailing ship with auxiliary steam engine owned by Grönlands Styreise, Copenhagen. In 1908/1909 the ship used by Frederick Albert Cook in his attempt to reach the North Pole.

Location of the photo: Augmagsalite Sea on the

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The location is probably Angmagssalik, sometimes also spelled Ammassalik. Nowadays, however, this place is named Tasiilaq.

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IMO 5602233 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo / Passenger Ship.(Steam Schooner)
Dim : Loa x Bean - 56.0 x 10.6 mtr.
Built in 1905 by Burmaister & Wain Skibsverft og Maskinbyggeri A/S Copenhagen Denmark as " HANS EGEDE " for Grønlandske Handel A/S Copenhagen Denmark.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 900 / 506 / 470 + 120.
Machinery : Triple Exp.Steam Engine - 550 ihp.

1942 Torpdoed by German U-587 in pos : 16.00N / 55.40W.Loos of 23 lives.




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From 1905-1940 in regular service Copenhagen - Greenland with passengers and cargo (typically 5 voyages per year).
After the German occupation of Denmark in April 1940, she entered service Greenland - USA (Philadelphia or New York) with cryolite.
06.03.1942: Torpedoed by German submarine on voyage Greenland to USA. The loss of lives was 20.

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