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Name: SONECK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/02/1902
Completed: 19/04/1902
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 388
Dimensions: 1121grt, 595nrt, 1533dwt, 235.0 x 33.6 x 15.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 31 & 52 x 39ins), 190nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
19/04/1902 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1932 Dampfs-Ges "Neptun", Bremen; renamed LATONA
1935 German Navy; renamed STRAHL
1945 UK Government
02/02/1949 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 25082; Profit 1036-8s-6d
Used as a coaling ship for periods during WW1 & named KOHLENSCHIFF XVIII
1934: Converted for use as a trials vessel
1945: Used as an accommodation vessel for mine clearance in Germany
02/02/1949: Sank whilst under tow to Blyth for breaking up


Above photo as LATONA copyright of DG Neptun, Bremen

Above photo as STRAHL copyright of W Schafer, Kiel