Quinto

Montenegro,Adriatic Sea

Fleiss was a coastal steam tanker laid down at Muller Foxhol in Groningen, and was launched in 1922 for the German company August Peters in Hamburg. She was sold to Brone de Ferrari in Genoa in 1933 and renamed Quinto, and five years later she was taken over by Silane Segherie. Under the Greek - Italian conflict, she was spotted by the Greek submarine Katsonis under command of Spanides south of Bar 31. December 1940. She was taken under fire from the submarine's deck gun which ignited the cargo and set her full ablaze. She soon disappeared in the deep, and its estimated that ten men lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to35 meter some three hundred meters from shore outside Czarnogora.


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Quinto
Fleiss
57,6 x 8,0 x 3,1 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
531 grt
Groningen ( NL ) 1922
Genoa ( IT )


Picture: Quinto in Genoa in the 1930's
Courtesy of Con Lapelle


Last updated: August 2014