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Name: HOHENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/02/1898
Completed: 28/05/1898
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 338
Dimensions: 5469grt, 3550nrt, 7991dwt, 418.0 x 54.0 x 20.1ft
Engines: Q4cyl (24, 34, 51 & 74 x 54ins), 494nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1919: 145027)
History:
28/05/1898 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1919 The Shipping Controller (T Law & Co, managers), Glasgow
1921 British Africa Shipping & Coaling Co Ltd (Mitchell, Cotts & Co, managers)
1921 Renamed CAPE RECIFE
1924 Sun Shipping Co Ltd (Mitchell, Cotts & Co, managers), London
20/02/1929 Wrecked
Comments: Contract price 61902, Profit 5229-9s-1d
1919: Surrendered to Great Britain as war reparation
20/02/1929: Wrecked at Seal Point, Cape St Francis (Cape Colony),
while on passage from Cape Town to Durban and Port Natal


Above photo as HOHENFELS is copyright of The Peabody Museum of Salem

Above photo as HOHENFELS is copyright of Hans-Jurgen Mayburg

Above photo as HOHENFELS is copyright of Peter Kiehlmann