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Name: WILDENFELS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/03/1901
Completed: 02/04/1901
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 374
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, 11.4knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1915: 139021)
History:
02/04/1901 Deutsche Dampfs Ges "Hansa", Bremen
1915 Government of Australia; renamed GILGAI
1923 Australian Commonwealth Line of Steamers
1925 Salvatore & Emanuele Fratelli Accame, Genoa; renamed SURSUM CORDA
1937 Industrie Navali Soc Anon (INSA), Genoa; renamed MANON
13/02/1941 Ministry of War Transport (British India SN, managers), Mombasa
07/10/1942 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 81828; Profit 7216-10s-2d
09/08/1914: Seized by the Australian Government when berthed in Melbourne
13/02/1941: Captured by the Britiish Royal Navy near Kismayu
07/10/1942: Torpedoed & sunk north of Madras, 200 miles ESE of Masulipatam.
On a voyage from Calcutta to Colombo


Above photo as WILDENFELS copyright of Eric Johnson

Above photo as GILGAI copyright of Allan Green

Above photo as SURSUM CORDA copyright of Gerhard Fiebiger

Above photo as MANON copyright of Staatsarchiv Bremen