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Name: GOTHIC PRINCE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/05/1918
Completed: 08/1918
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 864
Dimensions: 8600grt, 5299nrt, 448.1 x 57.2 x 39.2ft
Engines: Q4cyl (25.5, 36.5, 52.5 & 76 x 54ins), 667nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140719
History:
08/1918 Prince Line Ltd (Furness, Withy & Co Ltd), Newcastle
1927 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen; renamed SONNENFELS
1939 Hamburg-Sudamerika Dampfs Ges, Hamburg; renamed BAHIA CAMARONES
10/1939 Kriegsmarine; renamed SPERRBRECHER I
07/1940 Hamburg-Sudamerika Dampfs Ges, Hamburg; renamed BAHIA CAMARONES
01/1945 Sank
Comments: 1939: Requisitioned by the German Kriegsmarine
07/1940: Returned to owners
11/01/1945: On fire after being shelledby HMS ONSLOW and
HMS ORWELL near Eger°y, 58.23N - 06.03E, put aground
01/1945: Sank after slipping into deeper water


Above photo as GOTHIC PRINCE copyright of World Ship Society

Above photos as BAHIA CAMARONES