SS LEDA (SQVH / OHCO , LR/IMO)
Valmistunut/completed 1908.6.19, Bergen, Laxevaags Maskin- og Jernskibsbyggeri
1750 dwt, 750 IHP, 72.90 x 10.70 x 5.03 m. Sistership of JUNO?
1908.6.19: LEDA, homeport Helsinki. Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget, Helsinki. 1917.1.10: Military Transport No 1433. Requisitioned by British Admiralty. Russian flag, Finnish crew. 1918.3.16: Red Ensign, Finnish crew signed off. 1919.2.7: returned to owners. 1944.8.19: damages and fire in Bremen by Allied air attacks. Sank Aug. 20. 1946: Refloated.
1947.8.1: LEDA, Walfrid Rostedt (Kaskenkuja 3) Turku. Total loss in Bremen-Vegesack. Repaired.
1955.4.8: enroute Turku - Ridham Dock with pitprops cargo collided in fog with Danish NIELS WINTHER 3 miles east of Terschelling Bank light vessel.
Dutch Wrakkenmuseun about LEDA
Google translation from the site:
On April 8, 1955 at 8:10 pm by Coast Guard rescue station Terschelling Brandaris got the message that a collision had occurred at the lightship TERSCHELLINGER BANK. Wind southwest, force 3 to 4, calm seas and dense fog. The mrb. BRANDARIS departed at 8:20 from the port and run by Thomas Smitgat out. 10:40 to the site of the collision, was reached four miles northeast from the lightship. loaded with wood Finnish ms LEDA (1258 GRT) was sunk after a collision with the Danish ms NIELS WINTER (2054 GRT). The crew was taken over by the NIELS WINTER. For BRANDARIS so there was nothing more to do and the lifeboat returned to port. The NIELS WINTER made after the collision heel but could continue its journey to the Kiel Canal.
In 1989, the dive team Ecuador dived for the first time since the cutter UK 186 had a rig in the wreck fresh peels. This appeared to be stuck in the bow and could be salvaged. The LEDA stands upright and there is still much of the wreck over although the whole building is gone.
Read about requisition