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Name: WEISSENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/04/1899
Completed: 07/06/1899
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 357
Dimensions: 3926grt, 2522nrt, 5909dwt, 358.0 x 46.1 x 19.5ft
Engines: Q4cyl (23, 31.5, 48 & 71 x 54ins), 418nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1919: 143198)
History:
07/06/1899 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
03/1914 D Fuhrmann, Nissle & Gunther Nachf, Hamburg; renamed WEISSENFELDE
1919 The Shipping Controller (H Hogarth & Sons, managers), London
1920 SA Asmar, Belgium
1922 Ch De Cort & F Verschueren, Belgium
1922 W Schuchmann, Geestemunde; renamed OSTEE
11/10/1927 Broken up
Comments: Contract Price 56180; Profit 5765-13s-9d
1919: Allocated to the UK as part of War Reparations
1920: Re-allocated to the Government of Belgium
21/05/1927: Stranded at Point Cires, Gibraltar
On a voyage from Rotterdam to Venice with a cargo of coal
Subsequently refloated
11/10/1927: Broken up at Bilbao


Above photo as WEISSENFELS copyright of Peter Kiehlmann

Above photo as WEISSENFELS copyright of Staatsarchiv Bremen

Above photo as OSTSEE copyright M Lindenborn