Sweden,Baltic Sea

Gutrune was a steamer laid down at Irwine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Company in Hartlepool, and was launched in 1906 for Hamburg S├╝damerikanische Dampdschiffarts Gesellschaft. Under a journey from Sweden to Germany loaded with ore, she was stopped by the British submarine HMS E19 under command of Lieutenant Commander Francis Cromie 11. October 1915 outside Stenshamn. The submarine fired a few shots and the crew abandoned ship. After a brief inspection the submarine crew opened her valves and scuttled her. On the same day the British submarine also hunted down and scuttled the steamships Direktor Reppenhagen, Nicomedia and Walter Leonhardt. The wrecks of all these four ships were found by divers in the beginning of the 1980's. The wreck of Gutrune rest today on a depth of 30 to 39 meter in Kalmar Strait, east of Stenshamn.

Former names:

97,2 x 13,7 x 6,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3039 grt
Hartlepool ( UK ) 1906
Hamburg ( D )

GPS (ED50): D.56:01,893 16:04,817
( Source: Vragguiden )

Allan Jensen
Picture: Gutrune
Courtesy of Allan Jensen & Vrag

Last updated: September 2019