Hellfrid Bissmark


Hellfrd Bissmark was laid down at A.G Weser in Bremen in 1913, and was put in service as a freighter for the German company Dampschiffahrts Ges. Neptun under the name Minos. At the outbreak of World War I, she was requisitioned by the German navy, doing service as a guard boat. After the war, Minos sailed again for Neptun until 1937 when she was sold to the company Bissmark - Linnie in Hamburg. The new company renamed her Hellfrid Bissmark. 8.September 1939 she was on a journey from Hamburg to Malmõ with a crew of 14 men, when she sailed straight into a German minefield. At 07:30 in the morning an explosion shook through the ship, and shortly after Hellfrid Bissmark disappeared in the deep. Seven men of the crew were rescued from German patrol boats. The wreck rest on a depth of 25 meter approx 9 nautical miles outside Rødby.

Former names:
Hellfrid Bissmark
Minos 56,7 x 8,6 x 3,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
727 grt Bremen ( D ) 1913 Hamburg ( D )

GPS (WGS84): N55 11.320 E12 38.065
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Hellfrid Bissmark
Courtesy of DYK

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