AALBORGHUS ( II )

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Technical Data

Type:

Passenger ship

Builder:

A/S Nakskov Skibsværft, Nakskov

Built:

1936

Yard No:

72

Launch:

16.04.1936

Tonnage:

2079 gt

Length:

292'11''

Breadth:

42'3''

Speed:

16 kn

Propulsion:

1D 2SA 9 cyl. (500x900),
type B&W 950-VF-90, 2975bhp
A/S Burmeister & Wain's Maskin- og Skibsbyggeri, Copenhagen

Passengers:

1157

History

DFDS:

1936 - 1968 /

Non DFDS Service:

8.6.1965 - 15.6.1965: Chartered for two return trips: Copenhagen - Oslo.
9.1965: Chartered for a trip: Copenhagen - Travemünde - Stockholm - Travemünde - Copenhagen.
7.6.1966 - 14.6.1966: Chartered for two trips: Copenhagen - Oslo.

Status:

Sunk

Remarks:

3.7.1935: Ordered.
16.11.1935: Keel.
16.4.1936: Launch, postponed from 7.3.1936 due to lockout.
25.6.1936: Delivered to DFDS, Aalborg.
27.6.1936 - 17.4.1940: In service: Copenhagen - Aalborg. Occasionally relief vessel in service: Copenhagen - Aarhus.
26.10.1939: Neutrality markings painted on deck and hull.
17.4.1940: Arrived at Copenhagen from Aalborg.
20.4.1940 - 13.7.1940: Docked at A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen.
13.7.1940: Laid up at Copenhagen.
25.11.1944: Seized by the Germans as a reprisal for the escape to Swedish waters of the motorferry STOREBÆLT of Korsør.
10.12.1944: Left Copenhagen for Germany and renamed SCHILL. In service as "Begleit-& Führerschiff".
8.5.1945: Returned to DFDS at Kolding by the Allied and renamed AALBORGHUS.
19.8.1945: In service: Copenhagen - Aarhus.
8.11.1945 - 20.6.1950: Service again: Copenhagen - Aalborg.
1950 - 1956: Service now mainly in the summer season: Copenhagen - Oslo.
1951 - 1966: Occasionally relief vessel in service: Copenhagen - Aalborg/Århus.
1957 - 1958: Service now mainly in the summer season: (Copenhagen - Frederikshavn) and Frederikshavn - Oslo.
1959 - 1964: Service now (normally from June to September): Frederikshavn - Oslo.
8.6.1965 - 15.6.1965: Chartered for two return trips: Copenhagen - Oslo.
1965 - 1967: Summer service now: Copenhagen - Frederikshavn.
9.1965: Chartered for a trip: Copenhagen - Travemünde - Stockholm - Travemünde - Copenhagen.
7.6.1966 - 14.6.1966: Chartered for two trips: Copenhagen - Oslo.
7.8.1967: Arrived at Copenhagen from Frederikshavn and laid up.

15.10.1968: Sold to Jernhavnen Masnedø for demolition.
16.10.1968: Taken over by the breakers.
18.10.1968: Left Copenhagen in tow for Masnedø.
21.10.1968: Arrived at Masnedø to be broken up.
26.2.1969: However sold to A/S Burmeister & Wain's Maskin- og Skibsbyggeri, København and renamed ØBO.
1.3.1969: Arrived at A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen.
14.4.1969: Inaugurated as an accommoiation vessel for shipyard workers, permanently moored at Christianshavn.

1.9.1972: Sold via Poul Christensen, Nakskov to Metaalhandel en Sloopwerken H. P. Heuvelman B.V., Krimpen a/d Ijssel.
4.9.1972: Left Copenhagen in tow for Rotterdam.
6.9.1972: Sank 8 miles N of Hanstholm in a position 57.14N - 8.82E.

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