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Name: HESTIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/05/1907
Completed: 06/1907
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 143
Dimensions: 1245grt, 788nrt, 225.3 x 34.2 x 14.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (17, 28 & 46 x 33ins), 141nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
06/1907 Dampf AG Neptun, Bremen
1920 Deutsch-Australische Dampf, Hamburg; renamed HAMM
1925 Ernst Russ, Hamburg; renamed FOHR
1928 Schiffahrt-u Assekuranz GmbH, Hamburg
1936 Pittaluga & Bertorello, Genoa; renamed APRILIA
1937 Achille Lauro, Naples
1943 Mittlemeer Reederei GmbH, Hamburg; renamed AGATHE
03/07/1944 Sank
Comments: 09/09/1943: Seized by German forces at Thessaloniki
03/07/1944: Sunk by British air attack west of Rhodes


Photo as HESTIA courtesy of George Robinson

Photo as HESTIA copyright of Bernhard Dahlgren