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Name: CORUNA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/07/1908
Completed: 11/1908
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 159
Dimensions: 1467grt, 888nrt, 253.2 x 37.7 x 17.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (19, 31 & 51 x 36ins), 156nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/1908 D/S I/S Garonne (Fearnley & Eger), Christiania
1938 Rederi A/B Notung (O/Y Ernst Sohn Ltd), Helsingfors; renamed BALMUNG
1940 Deutsches Reich Leth & Co, Hamburg; renamed GEBWEILER
1941 Managers became Fried Krupp AG
10/1941 Kriegsmarine; renamed SPERRBRECHER 165
08/07/1943 Sank
Comments: 10/04/1940: Captured by German forces whilst on a voyage from Abo to Hartlepool
Condemned by a Prize Court at Hamburg and seized by the German Government.
15/10/1941: Commissioned as a mine clearance vessel & armed with 2 x 7.5cm guns.
08/07/1943: Sunk by a mine east of Gjedser Odde at 57.38N 12.27E


Above photo as GEBWEILER courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as SPERRBRECHER 165 copyright of Sebastian