Owner: EAC, East Asian Company/ØK, Østasiatisk Kompagni, Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo shot: April 10th 1933 Port of Aarhus, Denmark
Year of construction: 1931. Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark
1931: "Europa" departed on its maiden voyage from Copenhagen on May 5th to the west coast of the USA and Canada. In the period up to 1939, a total of 29 journeys were made on this route.
1939: At the outbreak of the World War II on September 9th, "Europa" was in Copenhagen and departed on her usual route to the Pacific coast.
1940: The ship departed on the following voyage from Copenhagen on January 1th and is presumed to have gone directly to New York. In early March it set sail from Vancouver to begin the journey home. On April 4th the ship sailed from New York to Halifax to make itself available to the allies upon arrival there. Shortly after arriving in Halifax, the ship was taken over by the Canadian government and was subsequently to be operated by the Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd. The Canadian flag was raised on April 2th.
During a fierce German bombardment in Liverpool, UK on December 12th "Europa" was hit below the waterline.
1941: On March 20th "Europa" was again hit by a German bomb and further damaged, but it was possible to raise the ship and put it in dry dock to repair the damage. On May 4th - late in the evening "Europa" was hit again by the Luftwaffe and an explosive bomb, as well as by a larger number of incendiary bombs. The ship was unsalvageable and was declared a total loss
Photographer: A. Hansen via Allan J. Kortsen
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