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Name: SCHARZFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/06/1901
Completed: 17/07/1901
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 376
Dimensions: 5649grt, 3651nrt, 8151dwt, 420.0 x 55.1 x 20.5ft
Engines: Q4cyl (24, 34, 51 & 74 x 54ins), 494nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.2knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1915: 139004)
History:
17/07/1901 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1915 Government of Australia; renamed ARALUEN
1923 Australian Commonwealth Line of Steamers
1924 Naigai Kisen KK, Amagasaki, Japan; renamed DAIKOKU MARU
1925 Renamed OHKUNI MARU also seen as OKUNI MARU
31/08/1944 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 82989; Profit 10000
08/1914: Seized at Adelaide by the Australian Government
31/08/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by US submarine USS BARB, south of Formosa


Above photo as SCHARZFELS copyright of Alex Duncan

Above photo as ARALUEN copyright of Allan C Green Collection

Above photo as ARALUEN copyright of Allan C Green Collection

Above photo as ARALUEN copyright of Ernest G Best Collection