S/S WELLAMO (1)

S/S WELLAMO (1)

Length: 60,3 m
Beam: 9,5 m
GRT: 1,043 t
Built: 1898 Gourlay Bros. & Co., Dundee, Scotland
Operator: Finland Steamship Co Ltd.
Speed: 13 kn
Passengers: 109
Sister ship: Oihonna
A German submarine U 47 stopped her on a voyage from Sundsvall, Sweden to Yxpila, Finland on 08-29-1916. When the Wellamo was abandoned, the submarine opened fire and Wellamo sank, about 9 miles from the lighthouse Tankar.

Ship description and postcard image of the S/S WELLAMO (1) by courtesy of Aleksi Lindström

 

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