ID: 139 Name: Vims
Inserted: 15.03.2011
Country of origin: Russia
Dating: 20th century Construction Year: 1914
Date Wrecked: 07.09.1917 Propulsion: steamship
Address: Inland sea, Väinameri, Hari kurk
Found: Yes Purpose: technical ship
Vessel Type: icebreaker Coordinates: 59:07.613N 22:59.219E
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History: Icebreaker - tow boat Vims (ex: Aleksei Porfirjev) was built in Tallinn in 1914. The length of the ship was 34,70 m and width 7,70 m.
Story of Sinking: The ship wrecked during WWI on a German mine barrier on 7 September 1917.
Material: shipbuilding steel
Description of Location: The wreck lies at a depth of 15 m on a gravelly-clayey bottom.
Resource Links & Literature: Киреев, А. И. 1939. Траление в. Балтийском море в войну 1914-1917 г.г. Павлович, Н.Б. 1964. Флот в Первой Мировой войне. Том 1. Действия русского флота.
Discovery Date: Found in 1979.
Discoverer: Found during an underwater expedition carried out by the Estonian Maritime Museum and underwater archaeology club Viikar. The wreck was identified in 1998 by Vello Mäss (Estonian Maritime Museum).

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