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Name: WARTBURG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/09/1900
Completed: 25/10/1900
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 365
Dimensions: 5448grt, 3516nrt, 6803dwt, 381.0 x 49.9 x 26.6ft
Engines: Q4cyl (23, 31.5, 48 & 71 x 54ins), 460nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
25/10/1900 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
10/1905 Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen; renamed TUBINGEN
03/1917 US Shipping Board, San Francisco; renamed SENECA
09/02/1918 US Navy; renamed WABASH
21/04/1919 US Shipping Board, San Francisco; as WABASH
1920 French American Line Inc, New York
1921 North Atlantic & Western SS Co Inc, Wilmington
1924 BWW Newhall, Wilmington
22/07/1924 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 70256; Profit 1310-18s-8d
08/1914: Interned at Manila
03/1917: Seized by the US Government,
09/02/1918: Commissioned at Hoboken NJ, for use with the
Naval Overseas Transport Service (Pennant No 1824)
28/02/1918: Sailed fron New York to Paulliac, France with
ammunition & steel for construction.
21/04/1919: Decommissioned after four voyages to St Nazaire
22/07/1924: Broken up at Genoa


Above photo as WARTBURG copyright Hans-Jurgen Mayburg

Above photo as SENECA