Hellfrid Bissmark


Hellfrd Bissmark was laid down at AG Weser in Bremen in 1913, and was put in service as a freighter for Dampschiffahrts Ges. Neptun under the name Minos. At the outbreak of World War One, she was requisitioned by the German navy. She was fitted with small a small caliber gun and was used as a guard boat. She was returned to her owners after the war and sailed for Neptun until 1937 when she was sold to the company Bissmark  Linnie in Hamburg who renamed her Hellfrid Bissmark. Under a journey from Hamburg to Malmö with a crew of fourteen men 8.September 1939, she hit a mine in the morning and went down in a matter of minutes. Seven men of her crew lost their lives in the accident.   The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 meter approximately nine 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 Allan Jensen & DYK

Last updated: January 2021