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Name: TANNENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/09/1897
Completed: 23/03/1898
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 336
Dimensions: 5480grt, 3564nrt, 7976dwt, 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, 11.4knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1915: 137678)
History:
23/03/1898 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
08/10/1914 The Admiralty, London; renamed BASILAN
03/02/1915 Registered at Hong Kong
1915 Renamed HUNSLET
19/07/1915 The Shipping Controller, London
1916 Oceanic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Hong Kong
1917 UK Shipping Controller, Hong Kong
1921 Woermann Line, Hamburg; renamed WAGANDA
1933 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 61943; Profit 4025-10s-4d
Broke the shaft in her stern tube and was found, disabled and adrift, in danger of stranding on the Maldive Islands by the KINTUCK (China Mutual SN). The TANNENFELS was towed 620 miles to Colombo.
At the inquiry it was decided that the ship and cargo were worth 136,932 and the master of the KINTUCK was awarded 6500 salvage money.
08/1914: Converted for use as an auxiliary for the Kriegsmarine
14/09/1914: Captured by HMS CHELMER in the Basilan Strait, Phillipine Islands
08/10/1914: Requisitioned by The Admiralty
19/07/1915: Used as a Military Hospital Ship
02/1916: Used for trooping & military cargoes
2Q:1933: Broken up at Hamburg by Deutsche Werft


Above photo as WAGANDA copyright of Dahll & Rohwedder

Above photo as WAGANDA copyright of Wolfgang Fuchs