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VIDAR (1915-1940)
(In English: n/a)

S/S VIDAR, passager- og fragtskib

S/S VIDAR, Passenger and freight steamer
(Photo: DFDS A/S)

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Classification

Type:

Passenger and freight steamer

Class:

n/a

Navy:

- A/S Det forenede Dampskibsselskab (DFDS)

Motto:

n/a

Crest:

n/a

Other Ships
in Class:

n/a

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Specifications

Built by:

Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen

Design:

n/a

Laid down:

August 8, 1914

Launched:

February 27, 1915

Commissioned:

May 6, 1915

Decommissioned:

January 31, 1940

Pennant Number:

n/a

Int'l Call Sign:

n/a

Displacement:

1,493 tons

Dimensions:

Length:

Beam:

Draught:

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81.38 m

11.20 m

5.94 m

Complement:

n/a, room for 31 passengers

Propulsion:

1,650 Hp

Range:

n/a

Armament:

None

Speed:

12 knots

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History

Date:

Service:

May 12, 1915
- 1917

Service: Copenhagen-Hull

1917-1918

Service: Denmark-UK

1919

Service: Copenhagen-Mediterranean

1920-1924

Service: Copenhagen-Hull

1923-1926

Service also: Denmark-Newcastle or Copenhagen-London

1926-1929

Service mainly: Esbjerg-Grimsby

1929-1939

Service now mainly: Esbjerg-London, occasionally: Esbjerg-Grimsby

1939-1940

Service mainly: Esbjerg-Grimsby/Tibury/Newcastle

January 31, 1940

On voyage Grimsby-Esbjerg via Tyne with coal and general cargo, torpedoed by the German submarine U-21 in the North Sea and sank the following day. 15 men were lost

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Commanders

Date:

Commanding Officer:

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n/a

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Notes

The S/S VIDAR brought the bodies of 14 British submariners from Copenhagen to Hull in August 1915, following the German attack on the British submarine E.13.

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Sources:

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A/S Det forenede Dampskibsselskab (DFDS)

44You are also referred to the Naval Bibliography

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