Sunday, May 9

Browsing: Red Sea Wrecks – V

The Viki K was a 5,936 GRT Cargo Ship originally built as the Poseidon at Flender Werken AG, Lübeck, Germany (Yard-No. 430) for Kohlen-Import & Poseidon Schiffahrt AG, Hamburg, Germany as the 39th ship of their fleet. Launched 18 December 1951 and completed in March of 1952, she had a length of 141.46 meters, beam of 18.27 meters, and draught of 6.99 meters. Propulsion was provided by a single 2-stroke 6-cylinder Howaldtswerke AG diesel engine and a single shaft for a speed of 13.5 knots. Normal crew compliment was 44 men, with accommodations for 10 passengers. From the time of her launch in…

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The Vincenzo Giordano Orsini was an Italian Sirtori class torpedo boat built at Cantiere Odero Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy for the Regia Marina Italiana (Royal Italian Navy). One of four ships of the class built, she was laid down 02 February 1916, launched 23 April 1917, and commissioned on 12 May 1912. Total construction time was 1 year 81 days, plus an additional 19 days for fitting out. Specifications: Displacement: 709 GRT Length: 73.5 m Complement: 78 men Armament: 6 X IT 10.2cm 45cal Schneider Armstrong guns (6×1), 2 40mm 2pdr Vickers Single AA guns (2×1), 4 18in 45cm W200-450 X 5.75…

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