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Name: MEDUANA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/09/1920
Completed: 12/1922
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1131
Dimensions: 10123grt, 6259nrt, 484.2 x 59.3 x 35.0ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR geared
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.5knots
Reg Number: n/a
History:
02/1923 Cie de Navigation Sud Atlantique, Bordeaux
1928 Chargeurs Réunis, Le Havre; renamed KERGUELEN
06/09/1940 German Kriegsmarine
11/1941 Deutsches Reich (Reed F Laeisz), Hamburg
1941 Renamed WINRICH VON KNIPRODE
11/1945 Chargeurs Réunis, Le Havre; renamed KERGUELEN
1949 Cie Maritime des Chargeurs Réunis, Le Havre
02/1955 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 100 x 1st, 150 x 2nd, 150 x 3rd class & 600 x steerage class passengers
22/11/1920: Caught fire whilst fitting out & water from fire fighting caused her to capsize
23/11/1920: Fire brought under control
04/1921: Ship righted & re-floated
06/09/1940: Seized by German forces at Bordeaux
1940: To be used by the Kriegsmarine as transport H20 for the invasion of Britain
11/1945: Returned to owners
1947: Refitted & partially rebuilt
13/02/1955: Arrived at Antwerp for breaking up by Van Heyghen Frères


Above photo shows MEDUANA on her side after the fire. Photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MEDUANA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MEDUANA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as KERGUELEN courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as KERGUELEN after rebuilding. Photo courtesy of Photoship