Simnia

About

Completed 1936 as Simnia for Anglo-Sxon. 15-3-1941 sunk by German battlecruiser Gneisenau. Voayage Stanlow to Curacao.

Information
IMO number
1164617
Call sign
GYVC
Construction number
962
Tonnage
9.233 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
134m
Year of construction
1936
Year of renaming/broken up
1941
Service for Shell
1936 to 1941
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Robert Smith 3rd officer 1939 to 1940
Ernest Sharrock 5th engineer 1940 to 1941
William Oliver Brown 1st mate 1941

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
03/17/2014 - 23:18 Roy Kennedy

An uncle, Frank Kennedy sailed in Simnia, I believe as an apprentice, but left her after only one voyage. He left Shell Tankers, and went on to sail in several foreign flagged vessels. He was apparently a bit of a loner who could not settle for long.

04/25/2011 - 07:56 Kevin Caire

My late father W N Caire served aboard the Sinia during 1939-1940 as a Royal Australian Navy Seaman as a gunner. He served during the war from 1939-1945 as a DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Seaman) gunner and the Simnia was the first of 6 merchant ships that he served upon.After the war he built his home and named it after the Simnia with a brass plaque on the wall adjacent to the front door.