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Mogens Koch  Imo  5604623

Mogens Koch Imo 5604623

She is buildt by Svendborg Wærft in Svendborg (DK) 1919 as and 4 masted Scooner to L.C.Hintze Rønne Island Bornholm (DK).
Total Wreck in 1929 with Newhaven
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Hi Benny,
A little more on the 4m steel schooner "Mogens Koch", built 1919, of 385 gross tons and equipped with an auxillary engine of 135 BHP. From March 1921, owned by "Bornholms Motor- og Sejlskibsrederi", Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.
15th of March 1929, en route Port of Spain, Trinidad - Copenhagen, Denmark loaded with asphalt, she met winds of hurricane force in the Atlantic. This caused, among other things, damage to her the fore- and main mast. The "Mogens Koch" put into Plymouth, UK for refuge and repairs.
The following voyage became her last. The schooner left Haparanda, Sweden, destinated Villa Garcia in Spain, and all went well till they reached the North Sea. There she met stormy weather that lasted a number of days. November 6th 1929, then in the English Channel, the "Mogens Koch" grounded about 6 n. miles from Newhaven and became a total loss. All hands saved. Thanks for your fine picture, Benny.
Regards, Bjorn Tandberg
 

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Hej Bjørn
Thanks for respons, where have you this info from ??, because i think there most be som book to look in ?
regards Benny
 

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Hi Benny,
Yes you are right. I found this information in the book "Danske firmastskonnerter", written by F. Holm-Petersen and published 1989 by Jens Hansen's Søfartsuseum at Marstal. I visited this very interesting museum 1995, when we called at Marstal with the Danish 3 mast schooner "Marilyn Anne" of Struer and I bought my copy there.
Regards, Bjorn
 

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