SS WIPUNEN (SQCH / OHFR, LR/IMO)
Valmistunut/completed 1913.2, West Hartlepool, William Gray & Company Ltd
6600 DWT, 1750 HP, 110.34 x 15.24 x 6.99 m
1913.2: TABARKA, La Tunisienne SN Co Ltd, Swansea
1932: WIPUNEN, homeport Helsinki. Osakeyhtiö Wipu (Antti Wihuri). 1935: homeport Brändö. 1940.2.3 Collision with Norwegian 550 dwt coaster PALLAS near Kvalen, north of Haugesund. Pallas sank.
1941.12.27: GRANVILLE, confiscated in New York to War Shipping Administration, managers Wessel, Duval & Co., New York, NY. Panamanian flag. Some confiscated ships were named according to race horses. 1943.3.17: enroute Boston - Iceland loaded with Army and Navy general cargo and mail sank by German U-338. 11 sailors and two Navy men were killed.
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