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Name: GOLDENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/08/1895
Completed: 09/09/1895
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 313
Dimensions: 3635grt, 2330nrt, 5421dwt, 340.0 x 44.0 x 19.0ft
Engines: Q4cyl (20, 29, 43.5 & 63.5 x 45ins), 297nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1915: 123518)
History:
09/09/1895 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1911 Spielmann & Co, Hamburg; renamed INGEBORG
1911 Hamburg America Line, Hamburg; renamed PERSIA
1912 Deutsche Levante Linie, Hamburg; renamed OBERON
1912 Spielmann & Co, Hamburg; renamed KAWAK
1914 Government of Britain
1915 Prince Line (James Knott, managers); renamed POLAR PRINCE
18/09/1917 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 36336; Loss 249-2s-5d.
08/1914: Captured in the Mediterranean by HMS CHATHAM & taken to Bizerta
21/09/1914: Arrived at Malta where she was condemned as a prize
18/09/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by a U-Boat, 8 miles from Cape Spartel


Above photo as GOLDENFELS copyright of Hans-Jurgen Mayburg

Above photo as PERSIA copyright of Wolfgang Fuchs