SS WIIRI (SRWQ / OHDT, LR/IMO)
Valmistunut/completed 1912.9, England, Stockton-On-Tees, Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd
6100 DWT, 2250 2250 BHP, 113.98 x 15.24 x 6.55 m
1912.9: HORNFELS, Dampfs Rhederei "Horn" AG, Lübeck. 1919: Seized by Shipping Controller, British Government, London
1920: TEMPESTUOUS, W.J.Williams, London
1922: NORTHWAY, St.Mary Steaship Co Ltd, Cardiff
1925: CHARTERHULME, Charter Shipping Co Ltd, Cardiff
1931: WIIRI, homeport Helsinki. O/Y Wiiri (Antti Wihuri, Eteläranta 8) Helsinki. 1939: homeport Brändö. Oy Wiiri. (Antti Wihuri) Brändön huvilakaupunki. 1940.11.30: loaded coal in Sunderland. 1941.4.6: proceeding to Malmö in a convoy that from the North Sea returned to England. Waiting for orders at Methil. May 7th proceeding to Zeebrugge but ordered to River Tyne for next orders. June 6th sailed for Piraeus, left Gibraltar July 7th.
1940.7.17: About 30 miles off Malta sixteen Italian bombers attacked, the crew abandoned but returned after the attack. No bombhits but a leakage. Later another bomb attack and the crew abandoned but returned at night after the attack. More than 100 bombs, no hits but the leakage and heavy list. The crew abandoned third time. The ship sank and the crew rowed to Malta.