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Another ‘mystery’ ship, calling along Lerwick, Shetland 11 June 1940 - the SS Gronland, registered London with nett tonnage of 727. Unable to find any details on a British registered vessel under this name. Any details much appreciated. Thanks John
 

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Another ‘mystery’ ship, calling along Lerwick, Shetland 11 June 1940 - the SS Gronland, registered London with nett tonnage of 727. Unable to find any details on a British registered vessel under this name. Any details much appreciated. Thanks John
Gronland could be the Danish vessel owned by Det Dansk-Franske Dampskibsselskab.
It was built in Kiel in 1923, however, the nett tonnage was 887. When the war broke out the vessel was employed in the coal trade between Scotland and Denmark. Arrived in Methil, Scotland on April 8th 1940 and was taken over by Ministry of War Transport (manager George Gibson & Co, Leith) and employed in English coastal trade. The vessel was attacked by german aircrafts on July 24th 1940 in convoy from Blyth to Plymouth. She was towed to Dover, but attacked again 5 days later by german planes and became total loss.
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Per Soendergaard
 
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