Hydra

About

Completed 1940 as Henning Maersk for A.P. Moller. 1941 as Orion for Deutsche Kriegsmarine. 1944 taken over by German Government and renamed Hydra. 1945 taken as a prize in damaged condition at Kiel. To M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon) and renamed Empire Taganax. 1947 sold to St.Helier Shipowners and renamed Busen Star. 1955 sold to Erling Rederi and renamed Ranella. 1962 scrapped Valencia.

Information
Also known as
Henning Maersk
Orion
Empire Taganax
Busen Star
Ranella
IMO number
1180878
Call sign
DXHY / DKGC
Construction number
93
Tonnage
15.684 ton
Beam
20m
Length overall
149m
Year of construction
1940
Year of renaming/broken up
1961
Service for Shell
1942 to 1946
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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