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Name: DRACHENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/11/1899
Completed: 03/01/1900
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 356
Dimensions: 7217grt, 4704nrt, 10331dwt, 456.0 x 58.1 x 22.5ft
Engines: Q4cyl (26.5, 36.5, 56 & 82 x 54ins), 588nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1920: 144555)
History:
03/01/1900 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1919 The Shipping Controller (British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, managers)
1920 Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co Ltd; renamed KASENGA
1929 Industrie Navali Soc Anon (INSA), Italy; renamed ADELIA
24/10/1933 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 85471; Profit 5484-6s-11d
1919: Ceded to Britain as war reparations
24/10/1933: Broken up at Savona


Above photo as DRACHENFELS copyright of Alex Duncan

Above photo as DRACHENFELS copyright of Staatsarchiv Bremen

Above photo as KASENGA courtesy of Photoship