Vessel name on Arrival: Winha
Original Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Company of Hebburn-on-Tyne
Original Yard No: 398
Official Number: 168697
Vessel Type: cargo
Year Built: 1904
Arrival Date: 01/10/1946
Breakup Started: 02/10/1946
Date First Beached: 20/01/1947
Date Breakup Completed: 04/12/1947
Draught For’d: 15' 0"
Draught Aft: 17' 0"
1904 : Built as S.S. ATLANTIC for Rederi A/B Transatlantic of Gothenburg, Sweden. Original O.N. 4339.
1929 : Ownership changed to Rederi A/B Bore without change in Port of Registration or O.N.
1935 : Vessel sold to Winha Oy of Helsinki, Finland with Port of Registration changed and O.N. now 763
1941 : Vessel intercepted by British Northern Patrol and taken to the Kirkwall Contraband Control Base in Orkney. The vessel remained confiscated by the British for the following three years, assigned the new O.N. 168697, registered in the Port of Glasgow, andf used by the War Office until sacrified for the role of blockship at Gooseberry No. 3, Gold Beach, Normandy, where she was sunk on 09-06-1944.
Launched : 24-09-1904
Completed: October 1904
Dimensions : 103.6 mts x 14.9 mts
Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine – 9 knots