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Name: REICHENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/09/1903
Completed: 10/1903
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 406
Dimensions: 4743grt, 2919nrt, 7023dwt, 388.7 x 51.6 x 27.3ft
Engines: Q4cyl (23, 32, 48 & 72 x 54ins), 492nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139080
History:
10/1903 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
05/08/1914 The Admiralty (Grahams & Co, managers)
1915 Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, London; renamed POLGLASS CASTLE
1918 British Government, London
1921 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen; renamed REICHENFELS
1Q/1934 Broken up
Comments: Launched by Wigham Richardson
Contract Price 63514; Profit 2210-0s-10d
05/08/1914: Seized as a prize by the UK at Colombo
Transferred to The Shipping Controller & allocated to the Union Castle Line
1Q/1934: Broken up by AG Weser at Bremen


Above photo copyright of Hans-Jurgen Mayburg

Above photo copyright of Dahill & Rohwedder

Above photo copyright of Arnold Kludas