CLOSE
[TSL] Re: Ships seiked in Mormug„o harbour in 1916
"Ted Finch" <mariners-l@efinch90.fsnet.co.uk> on 09/08/2005

Hello Sue / Luis,

Here are all the details I have.

NUMANCIA - this was indeed NUMANTIA. 4,385 gross ton cargo ship, built 1901 
by William Gray & Co, West Hartlepool for the Hamburg America Line. 1916 
seized by the Portuguese at Mormugao and renamed PANGRIM for the Portuguese 
Government. 1917 transferred to Cia. Colonial, Lisbon renamed CASSAQUEL. 
1941 torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat. I do not know of a photo of this 
ship.

KOMMODORE
6,013 gross tons, accommodation for 110 passengers, built 1904 by Blohm & 
Voss, Hamburg as the ESNE for the Kosmos Line, Hamburg, 1910 sold to 
Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie, Hamburg renamed KOMMODORE. Aug.1914 laid up at 
Goa and seized by Portugal on 26th Feb.1916. Renamed MORMUGAO for the 
Portuguese Government (managed by Transportes Maritimos do Estado, Lisboa). 
1924 transferred to Cia. de Assucar de Angola, Lisboa renamed INFANTE DE 
SAGRES. 1927 transferred to Cia. Nacionale de Navegaceo, Lisboa renamed 
ZAIRE. 24th Aug.1929 wrecked on Sao Thome Island on voyage Lobito via Sao 
Thome e Principe to Lisbon with general cargo. Photo in the book Die Schiffe 
der Deutschen Afrika-Linien by Arnold Kludas ISBN 3-7979-1867-4

LICHTENFELS
5,734 gross tons, 1903 built by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, 
Flensburg for the Hansa Line, Bremen. 1914 interned at Mormugao, 1916 seized 
by Portugal and renamed GOA for the Portuguese Government. 1924 sold to Cia. 
Nacional de Navegaceo, Lisbon renamed CUBANGO. 1950 sold to British Iron & 
Steel Corp. and renamed BISCO 5 for voyage to Milford Haven where she was 
scrapped. No photo known.

MARIENFELS
5,683 gross tons, 1901 built by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, 
Flensburg for the Hansa Line, Bremen. 1914 interned at Mormugao, 1916 seized 
by Portugal and renamed DIU. 14th Oct.1917 torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol 
Channel. No photo known.

BRISBANE
5,668 gross tons, built 1911 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne for the Deutsche-Australische Dampfschiffs-Gesselschaft, 
Hamburg, 1914 laid up at Mormugao, 1916 seized by Portugal and renamed 
DAMAO. 28th April 1918 torpedoed and sunk in St. Georges Channel by German 
submarine U.91 on voyage New York - Liverpool. No photo known.

There is a website with photos of Portuguese ships at 
http://navios.no.sapo.pt/ with a contact address. The site owner may know of 
sources for photos of some of these ships.

regards
Ted

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Swiggum" <s.swiggum@gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Luis Barreiros" <lebarreiros@netc.pt>
Cc: "TSL list" <TheShipsList-L@rootsweb.com>; "Ted Finch" 
<mariners-l@efinch90.fsnet.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: Ships seiked in Mormug„o harbour in 1916


Hello Luis,

On 9/7/05, Dr. Luis Barreiros <lebarreiros@netc.pt> wrote:
> Dear Sir
> Congratulations for your excelent web page about sea lines and ships.
> I am very interested in the history of 5 mercantile ships that has been
> seized in Mormug„o harbour in 1916. I think they were German and Austrian
> ships. NUMANCIA , KOMMODORE, LICHTENFELS, BRISBANE and MARIENFELS.
> Do you have any other information including photos?
> Thanks.
> Best regards.

Thank you for your comments about TheShipsList website.  I have
included TheShipsList email discussion list and Ted Finch, in the CC,
as Ted and other list members are more qualified to answer your query.

I found all the ships with their shipping lines, except NUMANCIA.  I
wonder if it might have been Numantia, as that seem to fit ?

Numantia
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/hamburg.html
Kommodore
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/woermann.htm
Lichtenfels
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/hansa.html
Brisbane
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/german_australian.htm
Marienfels
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/hansa.html

Sue
--





==== TheShipsList Mailing List ====
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
               TheShipsList Website
             http://www.theshipslist.com/
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*




Easy citation: highlight, copy, and paste the following into your wordprocessor:
[TSL] Re: Ships seiked in Mormug„o harbour in 1916 09/08/2005: [Posted by "Ted Finch" <mariners-l@efinch90.fsnet.co.uk>]


CLOSE



back to The ShipsList