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Name: GOLDENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/09/1911
Completed: 11/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 860
Dimensions: 7463grt, 4708nrt, 467.9 x 58.3 x 32.0ft
Engines: Q4cyl (26.5, 39, 56 & 80 x 54ins), 606nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144433
History:
11/1911 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1919 The Shipping Controller, British Government (G Heyn & Sons, manager), London
1921 Brock Steamship Co Ltd, London; renamed BROCKTOWN
1923 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen ; renamed GOLDENFELS
1936 "Atlas" Reederei AG, Emden; renamed AMERIKA
22/02/1942 Sank
Comments: 1914: Used as an auxilliary by the German cruiser KONIGSBERG
28/08/1914: Interned by the Dutch Government at Sabang
1919: Ceded to Britain as War reparations
22/02/1942: Mined & sunk east of Terschelling


Above photo as GOLDENFELS copyright of Peter Kiehlmann

Above photo as AMERIKA copyright of Wolfgang Fuchs