Antique Ships Brass Bell (VIDAR) Danish Ship?

Antique Ships Brass Bell (VIDAR) Danish Ship?

Code: 10177


H: 32cm (12.6")Di: 29cm (11.4")

The Vidar a Danish £775.00 Ship was sunk by a U-Boat

Antique Ships Brass Bell (VIDAR) Danish Ship?

This bell is potentially from the Danish Ship VIDAR sunk by a U-Boat in 1940.

In Norse Mythology Vidar is the son of Odin.

A substantial bell with the original clanger.

The bell weighs 10.3kg with the clanger.

Details of the Danish Ship Vidar sunk in 1940 by a U-Boat.

Name Vidar
Type: Steam merchant
Tonnage 1,353 tons
Completed 1915 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
Owner Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen 
Homeport Esbjerg 
Date of attack 31 Jan 1940 Nationality:      Danish
Fate Sunk by U-21 (Wolf-Harro Stiebler)
Position 58° 39'N, 2° 00'E - Grid AN 4245
Complement 34 (16 dead and 18 survivors).
Route Grimsby - Tyne - Esbjerg 
Cargo Steel bars 
History Completed in May 1915 
Notes on event

At 19.54 hours on 31 Jan 1940 the unescorted and neutral Vidar was hit aft by a G7e torpedo from U-21 about 100 miles east of the Moray Firth and sank the next day. At 19.48 hours, the U-boat had fired a G7a torpedo that became a surface runner and detonated near the ship, which stopped. A second torpedo had been fired two minutes later, but did not run due to an operating error. The Danish steam merchant Disko, which picked up the survivors from Vidar, was attacked with a G7e torpedo at 20.11 hours, but it also became a surface runner that detonated without damaging the ship.

On board We have details of 15 people who were on board

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