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6)SUPPLY SHIP EUROFELD



Eurofeld above, seen as Limicana. Photo image.php (800×532) (marhisdata.nl)


Launched 1917 as Beechleaf by Lane & MacAndrewLtd., London, Great Britain.


1919. Sold to Anglo Saxon Petroleum Ltd. London, Great Britain.


1921. Changed registry to Limicana.


1927. Sold to N.V. Petroleum Maatschappij 'La Corona', The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. 


1927. Sold to Naphta Industrie und Tankanlagen A. G. "Nitag" Hamburg, Ger. and renamed CH. N. KAHAN.


1936. sold to Europaische Tanklager- und Transport A. G. Wilhelmshaven, Germany.


1937. Sold to J.A Billmer & Co. London, Great Britain and renamed Stanbridge.


1939. Sold to Europäische Tankreederei GmbH, Hamburg, Germany and renamed Eurofeld.


1939. Requisitioned by Deutsche Kriegsmarine - Werft Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven Germany.


Launched as 'Olmos' for The Admiralty, over to The Shipping Controller during completion and christened.


CHARACTERISTICS


Tonnage 5,873 tons GRT


9,090 tons DWT


Length. 115,99 mts.


Beam: 15,54 mts.


Draught. 9,82 mts.


At the outbreak of World War II, EUROFELD entered Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands) in September 1939 and was taken over by the German Navy with 7,800 tons of oil. 25.03.1941: Base tanker in West France. 11.09.1944: Sunk at St. Nazaire in the Charpentier Channel. 1950: Raised and broken up.

Data kindly provided by Michael Emmerich.


CHRONOLOGY


26 DEC 1940. Point Andalusien  (15º 00'S 18º 00'W. Prize Duqueza (Herzogin) and Admiral Scheer met Schiff 33 Pinguin, Schiff 10 Thor, supply ship Nordmark and tanker Eurofeld that eventually returned to France.


 

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